Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Internet and Yarn

These are my "Skeins of Many Colours". You know the little bit that is left over when you ply? I just kept adding them all together on one bobbin and then spun a neutral grey to ply it with. I think that they are going to be a scarf. But from now on, I'm going to make a ball and ply from both ends of the ballto finish the skein. These are interesting, but there is a lot of yarn on there that could have been in with my skeins. And now I know how to accomplish that.
This is my drunken mermaids dream. It is the finest that I have ever spun. Except for that fat part in the middle that happened one night over a bottle of wine.

And we are having problems with our Internet connection. It keeps timing out and dropping off of the radar. I am having problems sending e-mails. Some go out, some don't. And to look at anything takes for ever. So I have been missing all of your blogs for the past few days. IF I was smart enough to have added you all to my links list, then it would not be an issue. But as it is, I seem to have little time on the computer at home. Too much to do and the kids are actually starting to use it to do research for school projects. Finally! I have never seen any one so reluctant to go near a computer as Mira. And all Liam ever wanted to do was play games. But both of them have been actively using it as a tool.

There is hope yet.

6 comments:

Margene said...

Very pretty! Nice work (except that part in the middle);-)

Cynthia said...

Jackie those are wonderful skeins; I LOOOOOOOVe the mermaids dream! It looks amazing.

Technology is great....except when it doesn't work.

Dave Daniels said...

Great stuff. Caking the singles and then plying from both ends is my favorite way. It's interesting how it reverses the pattern/color flow of the singles into the plyed yarn.
And there is nothing wrong with being a drunken mermaid...

Dudleyspinner's Tie Dye Rovings said...

So how are you going to keep the skein together? Ya never did say. Or I missed it. I like navajo ply it keeps the colors together. Man I hope to be able to spin sometime soon. I do miss it.
Deb

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

I love the colors you spun up. I'm not a spinner yet ... but I do know the affects of wine. We won't talk about that.

Leigh said...

Ooo, lovely colors! And wow but your spinning is improving rapidly, (not counting certain wine episodes of course)