At the End of the Day

I came home really tired today. And my game plan was to get some knitting on the hat done and then turn in early. Then, all that changed.

OMG! They look like candies, don’t they?!

Yes, these are from Sosae Caetano (check the sidebar –>).  They arrived this afternoon.  And they’re even prettier in person than they are in her shop.  So beautiful were these that I had the most difficult time opening the packages and spoiling the presentation! I may be a fan for life.

It took me a little while to get done oooohing and aaaaahing over these pretties.  But once I could contain myself long enough, I immediately oiled up my Joy to see what I could come up with.  After oiling my Joy, I actually had to fix dinner.  Then, I had to fix it again.  For the second time.  My kids can eat! But I did get to spin up a little fluff for the camera.

I started with the Pottersville, a merino blend.  The word “soft” can’t even begin to describe this stuff! It was….luxuriant! On top of that, it was beautifully dyed and easy to draft.  I’ve read that it takes some moisture, some coloring and some heat to dye fiber.  Well, I’ve used hand-dyed fibers before that were overheated, I think.  They were a little “matty” which made drafting more difficult.  This fiber was not overheated in the least.  It was airy, light and fluffy.  I even found a new bin to keep these in until I’ve finished spinning them so they don’t get all compressed and whatnot.

 

Would you look at that?! Beautiful color! I feel like I won a lottery or something, lol!

Sosae, if you get to read this, thanks a million! 🙂

Comments

  1. Oh I can’t wait to see it when it is all finished! That is beautiful. I love the way the colors are working up.

  2. Ooohing and ahhhhing. 🙂

  3. Oh, glug! lol You got my face all red, Stacey! Thank you so much for your thoughtful and generous comments! I personally feel honored that you think so highly of my work. 🙂 (Your bobbin-shot is gorgeous!!!! But then, I haven’t told you that you spin beautifully and take great photos, have I?) 😉

    • Sosae, it’s well deserved! I hope I do these some justice. I’ve only been spinning since this past summer, but I had to get my fingers on this stuff! LOL! Well, I’m satisfied to be an amateur photographer, if that. But, if I learn to spin as beautifully as these were dyed…. look out!!

  4. Oh, but you spin like you’ve been doing it for ages! (That’s what happens when the heart’s involved…) Your photos of your spins are what drew me to your blog in the first place! 😀

  5. That is so beautiful it makes me want to swoon!

  6. It looks wonderful. I think it does look like candy. My first thout ,what with the cellophane, that they looked like flowers.

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