Thursday, September 03, 2009

spinning some old stuff.

when i moved i threw out my coffee maker, because the "on" button had fallen out and in order to use it you had to program the timer to get it to turn on. i thought about buying another cheapie coffee maker but then i decided to go low-tech and i got a stovetop percolator. i've decided it's pretty much the best thing in the history of ever. i had the strongest cup of coffee this morning that i've had in ages and i actually feel awake for once. it's also relatively easy to clean and a fraction of the cost of an espresso machine. yayyyy coffee! [/end percolator advert]

50/50 camel/tussah silk
i felt like spinning last night so i got out my long-suffering bag of camel/tussah silk rolags. i decided to rethink my strategy and am spinning a 3ply long draw instead of 2ply short draw. switching in the middle is probably a bad idea, but whatever. it's really hard to photograph shiny yarn. i swear it looks much prettier than the photo.

i want to spin as much as i can now so that i'll have room for the new stash that will inevitably come home with me from the fiber festival that is a mere 3 weeks away.

3 comments:

  1. It looks pretty good in this pictures already! I love the smell of coffee, but my body can't deal with the real thing. So I sip tea.

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  2. It's very pretty! Has that shine to it that only comes from silk. Mmmm, dreamy.

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  3. That kind of coffee reminds me of camping. (I never drank it but dad did...)

    I think it looks good in the pictures too--very shiny!

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