Sunday, March 30, 2008

You Spin Me Right Round, Baby, Right Round

Sorry for the bad pun on 1980s New Wave, but spinning's what's been on my mind all weekend.

Remember those beautiful bats Barbara sent me from Arizona?

They look so pretty sitting on the window sill that I almost hated to start spinning them. But I did get one spun into a lovely single today:

The picture here really doesn't do it justice. This is spinning up into the most beautiful coral colors! And it drafts like a dream!

And I finished off a little bit of green that's been resting on the drop spindle for a couple of weeks (actually since before St. Patrick's Day). I had originally intended to crochet some shamrocks and then felt them into a lariat necklace for St. Paddy's Day; but then I got hit with that cruddy cold and didn't get it done. Ah well, it'll still be hanging around for next year.

But just look at that green! It's really obnoxious in the roving, but after spinning, it becomes that brilliant yellow green of new grass in the springtime.

And I also wet set that sample of alpaca from last weekend's spinning. It's OK, but nothing to write home about. I'm putting it aside for just a bit because I just can't keep my hands off those bats from Barbara.

Oh, and if you just have to hear that song, it's here on YouTube. Just don't blame me when it's stuck in your head next week.


  1. I didn't have to go to YouTube. As soon as I read the title the song started on a continuous loop in my head.

    Wow, those batts spin up nicely. Can't wait to see the finished product.

  2. I'm with Kathleen - didn't even have to go listen to it - it's already stuck in my head - a friend calls that an ear worm - euwwww

    I'm going to have to get my ipod and put something on quick before I lose what's left of my mind.

    The singles are pretty - are you thinking of a 2 ply?

  3. Nice spinning!

    and it was worth it to click the link to the video, just for the
    80's hair!


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