Each week, I am a voyeur. Sadly-Blogless-Connie (the new spinner) and Lorrie (blogging-in-name-only) do tightrope acts in fiber.
This week, Connie did the reveal of her Icelandic fleece washing technique. I had to take a picture of its exquisite, meticulous detail. She plans to flick and spin each lock.
Lorrie is making a vest for her DH. She decided that the fronts of the vest should be identical twins. That she is making the vest out of Noro Kureyon makes this the highwire act.
She started with 13 balls of Noro. Last night, she was juggling five at once to get the colors to match. I couldn't tell if she was the spider spinning her web, or the fly caught in the spider's web. You be the judge.
Cubism was a 20th century avant-garde movement, pioneered by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. It revolutionized European art and inspired changes in music and literature. The first branch of cubism, known as Analytic Cubism. It
was both radical and influential as a short but highly significant art
movement between 1908 and 1911 mainly in France. In its second phase, Synthetic Cubism, (using synthetic materials in the art) the movement spread and remained vital until around 1919.
People that chose Cubist paintings as their favorite art form tend
to be very individualized people. They are more extroverted and less
afraid of speaking their opinions then other people. They tend to be
progressive and are very forward thinking. As the cubist painting is
like looking into a shattered mirror where you can see different angles
of the images, the people that prefer these paintings like looking at
all angles of a problem. These people are intelligent and they are the
transformers of our generation. They look beyond what is seen into
what things could become. They are ready to leave the ideas of the
past behind and look at what the future has to offer.
1. Not extroverted
2. Not forward thinking
3. Definitely look at all angles of problems
4. Not so sure about looking at what the future of right hand spinning has to offer.
You are practical, sharp, and very intuitive.
Optimistic and energetic, you are a problem solver who doesn't get discouraged easily.
You are also quite compassionate and caring. You make people feel hopeful.
You're highly adaptable and capable. You do well with almost any curve ball life throws at you.
You do best when you:
- Are always learning new subjects
- Use your knowledge to solve problems
Spinderella's thrums were a delight to spin. The roving asked to be woolen spun, so I did (longer backward draw without being classical long draw). I was thrilled that a comfort spin turned out to be really great looking yarn. It is worsted weight.
I did a conventional three ply. I have been less happy with Navajo's loops. I also think that the light hits three-ply Navajo with more interruption to the eye. It isn't seen as a conscious evaluation point, but I'm convinced that the subconscious spinner's eye sees the yarn as less harmonious.
I'm talking pure, unscientific spinner's trash here. But I wouldn't be doing this for fun if science ruled all.
My second red is tonight's Wine of the Week. Both pictures were taken in our new lightbox. The picture of the wine bottle is after pouring aperitifs. (It looks like a promo picture pirated from the Interwebs, but it is not.)
This was another restaurant find. It is well constructed, with lots of fruit supported by firm tannins. The tannins are a touch on the drier side at this point. (I think it has been in the cellar for a year.) That means this honey should be consumed early in its life. That should not be a problem for most people.
For $16 (after discount), it is an excellent sipper with steak or chicken. (And if you can't finagle a reasonable discount from your wine guy in this economy, you should find another wine guy.)
(The restaurant was Rendezvous, in Cambridge. The food is good. The wine list is imaginative and realistic in pricing.)