Thursday, April 27, 2006

Look, Mommy!

I made some yarn. All by myself. Except Carol did the coloring part.



This is the green Wensleydale, after a mostly successful encounter with the Navajo ply process. Thank you, Black Bunny Fibers! You changed my life! I'm going to start having my paychecks sent directly to you! I don't need food, clothing, or shelter!

I have to go now, because I stepped on my glasses and need to get new ones in order to see clearly beyond two feet. I'm rather hoping I don't overshoot the optometrist's office down in the Loop and wind up in Missouri.

40 comments:

Paul said...

Gorgeous yarn! Congratulations!

Kathy Merrick said...

Oh, no, Franklin, you've joined the Insidious Blethering Spinners.
For real this time.
I am feeling betrayed.
Broken.

pacalaga said...

fantastic!
But how will Dolores be kept in cigarettes and martinis if you send all your paychecks away?

Colleen said...

Hey - Missouri's just a hop, skip, and a jump from me! That wouldn't be so bad, would it?

I'm lovin' that color o'green, by the way. Loveitloveitlove it.

Ted said...

Gawd, I love that colour.

Nice yarn, Franklin. Not bad, given that last week you told me your spinning sucked wind.

Dave Daniels said...

The yarn is a beautiful color, and it looks so good on your niddy noddy.

Jessica said...

It looks great but, please, don't call me Mommy.

All the Way With Knitting said...

Check Dolores hooves for glass ..maybe your credit card bill came in the post.If she looks like Mutton dressed as lamb she might have been shopping when you were out.

Nelly O said...

Is it time for an out-of-state friend to get his orafice to Chicago to do an intervention? You seem dangerously hooked. Will one soon find you out on the corner pushing yarn?

Anonymous said...

That looks really nice. I'm impressed. I thought it would take a long time for a new spinner to be able to create something decent.

I suppose I should have known better considering who it is...

LaurieM

Rabbitch said...

How can you get to the optometrist's and get new glasses if you're sending all your money to Carol?

Nice spinning. Ignore Kathy.

Jacquie said...

Beautiful yarn!

What are you going to make with it?

I see someone else beat me to the suggestive niddy noddy joke

Carrie K said...

Forgoing food shelter and clothing but not eyesight? Well, yes, I suppose you need to see to avoid the spinning wheel..... needle. Isn't that what did Sleeping Beauty in?

Pretty yarn.

Sally said...

Totally brilliant yarn, Franklin! I love the color. I can see a wheel in my future--a spindle just won't be enough for too much longer.

Zee said...

It's lovely!! WTG, Franklin!

bess said...

beautiful yarn! good for you trying and succeeding at something new! bess

Marie said...

My god what beautiful yarn for one of your first atempts. It took me awhile to get to that point.

Lisa said...

Congratulations! It's beautiful.

Jay said...

If you wind up in Missourie you can check out the yarn shops there... always look on the bright side Franklin!

Katherine Of It All said...

I'm green with envy (sorry had to say it).

Carol said...

Oh, Franklin, you are a tremendous spinner. How'd you get so good so fast? You shall never have an empty bobbin as long as I'm around.

Where's Dolly today? Shtupping Mr. Ramstein in 1568B?

AngeliasKnitting said...

Love the yarn. I hope you don't step on your glasses too often, now that your paychecks are being sent away!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Bee-yeaut-ee-full.
Please don't make sure Dolores doesn't wander off, though.. OK?

Darci said...

Love the yarn...solve the glasses problem - get LASIK. I had it done Tuesday night...truly amazing.

Mom said...

I love the yarn and the color. It is beautiful, you did a splended job. Did you take care of your eye glass problem?

Riin said...

Ooh...pretty! You must have done that before you stepped on your glasses!

mad angel said...

Nice work, Franklin! Isn't spinning FUN???? Do you know what you want to make with it, or are you waiting for the yarn (or Dolores) to tell you? When the time is ripe to use the yarn, ENJOY!

Regards,

Paula

DianeS said...

You done good! I do wish you lived closer, though. Our spinning guild has a few men in it and we really enjoy their company.

GAndyS said...

Your Mommy should be proud! I've been pondering Dolores nature lately. She seems like a very dirty girl. Hasn't she been skirted?? All that smoke and booze on her fleece, quite a scouring job for you when she finally gives in to the shearing! Were those your glasses she's been wearing? Ah well, artists and nearsightedness seem to happen. Could she be a Parisienne artiste? Probably from the south of France, she found she wanted bigger pastures and bright lights?

Auntie Amanda said...

I have been reading your blog all week (I stumbled upon you via a link from a page I don't even remember) and just had to quit lurking in the shadows and tell you I think you are a genius! All your blog entries are so funny...Thanks for all the laughs! I am sure I will be back for more!

Judy Foldi said...

Beautiful! When will you start selling yarn?

FiberQat said...

If you do wind up homeless because of your yarn fetish, we'll make sure you have a place to live. I certainly won't make you make up one of these: http://www.bagbed.com; no matter how warm they say they are.

David said...

Your comment about Missouri kind of freaked me considering what's gong on with my other blog friend. Weird.

Sneaksleep said...

OMG, it's breathtaking!

Nancy J said...

(Friday) Received my Camp 2 acceptance today -- will meet you at Camp! Yeah! (I was in Camp 1 last year -- if you have any questions, just contact me!)

shua said...

That is some yummy color!
Well done!

goblinbox said...

Gorgeous!

Sean said...

Tremendous...isn't it a wonderful feeling when the magic happens? I want to learn this navajo ply!

Heather said...

That yarn is absolutely gorgeous. I am in lust/envy.

If Dolores inspires this kind of spinning, do you think that she'd ever want to take a vacation to Ohio? I live in a historic district next to all the bars....

sahara said...

Hey!

Finally got a moment to stop in. That Yarn is beautiful! It's so peaceful to look at.

So when's the handspun sweater coming?