knitting and the life I almost have around it

Monday, October 29, 2007

cashmere... yes

So i havent been blogging it, but i've been spinning cashmere. for a couple of months. I bought a 50g bag from Belisa last year at Floriade.. and then decided i really needed some more so i bought another 50g bag at THIS year's Floriade. (the fact that it wen up from $15 to $20 did not deter me for a second. nor did the fact that i had to bum the money off Taph until i found an ATM).

So yesterday i got a little OCD (possibly because i had an essay to write) and spun like a crazy thing. for, literally, about 10 hours. So yes, the old pedalling foot is sore and so is my neck... but on the other hand, i now have a 100g skein of 2ply cashmere. about 410 metres. pardon the clear and embarrasing conceit that drives me to include a million pictures.. dammit, i'm proud.
It's fine.
and look and the sheen in the sunshine!!! so luminous! arg!

oh and my Just Joey hybrid tea is out. mmmmmmm. It's not strongly scented but has that lovely soft green smell... so fresh! so green! sigh. (no, we still havent gotten a lawnmower... )

Happy Monday
Ms Spider xo

PS. do not ask about uni, do not ask. thankyou for your time.

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  • At October 29, 2007 6:20 pm, Blogger Taphophile said…

    So sweet of you to spin Cambio such a pretty skein. ;)

    Well done - it look's marvellous. 100g is a LOT of cashmere to spin.

  • At October 30, 2007 12:44 am, Blogger AR said…

    That is some great spinning! mmmmm cashmere!

  • At October 30, 2007 8:47 am, Blogger Jejune said…

    You are the Mistress of the Wheel, Spidey!! Looking forward to petting it one day, if you allow such things ;)

  • At October 30, 2007 9:59 am, Blogger TinkingBell said…

    Beautiful! - and I think I mentioned my problem with Uni work and cleaning bathrooms? So much nicer to spin gorgeousness into being! And my security word sounds like a bad sneeze! Bhzybpx!

  • At October 30, 2007 11:36 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    That cashmere is just gorgeous. Meanwhile, I understand your neck and pedalling foot are sore, but what about your arse?! OUCH! 10 hours!

    You produce some stunning things Ms Sass.

    Just keep doing whatever it is you need to do to pull through this ickiness - one handknit sock in front of the other.

    God that cashmere really is stunning!

  • At October 30, 2007 11:58 am, Blogger kms said…

    niiiiiiice! i put a sign on my office door this morning that reads 'note to concerned persons, if you value your head DONT ASK or you will get it bitten off. sliding chocolate under the door will prove infinately more helpful". its working so far, tho i wish i had a spinning wheel and 100g of cashmere in here.

  • At October 30, 2007 5:59 pm, Blogger Sometimes Unwilling Guru said…


  • At November 01, 2007 9:10 pm, Blogger Neet said…

    wow Spidey, that's stunning cashmere!! Wow... 10 hours! Craziness. Did you feel very chilled out afterwards though?


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