Christmas giftie to myself:

…membership in the Southern Cross Fiber Club. I’ve never joined a “—- -of the month club” before, but something about David’s fiber made me willing to come up with a few bucks every month for someone else’s handdyed. Especially when getting in takes so long. (I think I was on the list for about 9 months before a spot opened up.)

First shipment was SW Bluefaced leicester (I’ve dyed and spun it before) in the ‘Oasis” colorway. he fiber prep was impeccable and the first wash after spinning/plying gave back very little exhaust dye. The colors (he dyes 2, on different fibers each month) are chosen by David and you don’t know what you’re getting until you get it, although there’s a spoiler thread on his Ravelry group.

My beauteous handspun, spun on my Majacraft Rose, 2ply/18wpi, 102g/165m, 3.6oz/180yds:










There’s more handspinning (I try to spin daily) but I’m tired of the computer tonight. (Sry.)

I’ve got a question for those of you who’ve read my cathartic posts of the past few days: Do I continue? Are they too lurid for my PG-13 blog? I’m trying to tell it as it actually happened, adding dialogue as closely as I remember it. (My daughter says that reading essays is boring but reading dialogue is more interesting.) I was thinking that if it’s offensive, I can move it to another blog page and keep it more private… Please let me know. I figure to post again tomorrow, so comments tonight/tomorrow would be most helpful. Thanks!


~ by perchance2knit on January 9, 2011.

4 Responses to “Christmas giftie to myself:”

  1. No apology necessary! I have been trying to write it in the third person because I’m trying to learn some things along the way. Yes, all things considered, I’ve had a good life…not by some standards, but even where I am right now, I’m happy.

    Unless I hear comments to the contrary, I’ll continue to write in this blog, with the occasional regular fiber-y post in between. I have no idea how long this is going to take. The story starts in the summer of 1984… and has a 26 year run.
    I’d better leave out some details, eh? 😉

  2. Oh – I didn’t realize this was your own story – sorry about that. :-]
    Now I’mgetting the cautionary part. It does read as though you had a good life.:-)
    I like reading it here but you should do what feels right to you.
    PG13 blog! That made me laugh. I hadn’t thought of a ratings systems for blogs.

  3. Thank you, Miss Karen, on both counts. The yarn is muffin’d up waiting for the exact right pattern.

  4. I think you are very brave and courageous to write those posts. I don’t think they are too racy (not so far!). I suspect many might find them something of a cautionary tale. And I think you do it well – good writing that draws the reader in.

    Having said all that, I would follow you to another blog page to read them if that is what you decide to do.

    And the yarn is fabulous – can’t wait to see it knitted!

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