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Handspun Sunny Day

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The sun is shining and it is a gorgeous day.  I got out with my camera and snapped some shots of my most recent handspun yarn.

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The above yarn was a blended colored roving.  The variations on this is fantastic.  You will find gray, brown, blue, and green.  Knitting with this yarn will be a pleasure for sure.

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Mud and Moss is the name of this below yarn.  A blend of merino and tencel to make a super soft and silk like appearance.   Yum.

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Above is a red and black spun yarn.  Not my Red Door Painted Black yarn….but it’s coming.

Below is my Snow Owl.  It’s strips of two different fabrics.  One fleece and the other was a green dress.  Spun up it looks like a snow owl sitting in a tree.

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Now, I have the pictures, I best get off my butt and get some of this listed on Etsy.  Have a great day!

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Save the Bonobos…Save the World

Totally non-fiber related, but still a good cause, and you could win a sweet sounding book.

Check out Susan’s Blog:

Martha’s Vineyard Fiber Farm: Save the Bonobos! Book Giveaway

After doing a little wikipedia research on the Bonobos, just for my own curiosity, I found out they are dirty little monkeys, in a really funny way. They certainly are loving little critters. I’m not saying anymore, you can just do the research for yourself. Go read about them & register to win a book.

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The Day After The Game

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The football game was a bunch of fun!  The Broncos B team beat the Packers, sorry David.  The A teams tied.  Drew didn’t play as much as we would have liked, but all in all the game was a blast.

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The boys were both all smiles after the game, I told them they should put on their game faces, but that picture didn’t turn out so well.  I don’t really think either of them have learned what a game face should look like.

Lastly, there is a new member to The Twisted Purl family, no not a sheep.  My new nephew:

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My sister got a pure bred Golden Retriever.  His name is Marley.  She is only 21, so I am glad this is my first nephew! 

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He is absolutely adorable.  I promise to keep him away from the yarn.

Later this week, I am planning a big dye day.  I will be doing some of your favorites in bulk.  By bulk I mean 5 pounds of each colorway.  I will have some of the roving for sale on Etsy and also be spinning it and selling it as well.  Planned colorways to be produced is Sanjaya, Americana, and Over the Rainbow.  I’ll be sure to snap a few shots of the dyeing, 5 pounds at a time will be a sight.

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Now I’m Back

After quite a ridiculously long break, I’m back!  My Etsy Shop has new listings.  The summer was long and hot and full of life changing moments, but I’m back. 

The handspun yarn below, once set, will be listed on Etsy for sale.  It is a blend of tencel, and merino.  The shades are purples, greens, and some tans.  The merino roving I painted was called Mud and Moss.  The spinning of the one bobbin was done during The Great Escape.  The second bobbin, was spun due to the persistence of a friend’s desire to watch me spin. 

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Jeanetta is having an amazing giveaway on her blog, Splendid Things.  She won a gorgeous handmade removable covers for composition books.  She got to keep one and was asked to giveaway the other.  It’s a blue on blue Molly print.  I would love to win it, but I bet you would too…so go over there and post a comment and you may win.

With the mention of Jeanetta, it leads me to the upcoming football game.  Last night, poor Drew was out practicing in the pouring rain.  Arkansas has been hit with the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav.  It has really been something else.  Gusts of  crazy winds and big heavy rain drops.

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Of course, the skies were nice and blue on Saturday’s scrimmage game, where I snapped the above picture.  Drew was in the game for a bit and I was introduced to football for kids in the south.  Man, the parents don’t mess around.  It was actually a bit scary.  The team we played against was twice the size of our team.   I felt like the parents/thugs from the other team needed reminders that we were watching kids play a game…thankfully, I can write checks with my mouth my husband can cash.  But no check cashing needed to be done…thankfully.  I actually maintained myself fairly nicely, just when people are yelling at their kids to hurt other kids, your mama instincts tend to kick in.

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Lastly, I will leave you with a Peacock colored Boucle.  The loops are small and it would be a dream to knit up.  I have been debating listing this one for a bit, I just see it being a gorgeous scarf.  So it may or may not be on Etsy…but we shall see.  It’s silk too, yummy.

With all this crazy rain, First Thursday may be rained out.  I hope not, but the forecast doesn’t look too promising.   I’ll keep you posted.

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September Calendar

TwistedPurl September Wallpaper

Happy Labor Day!  Here’s this months wallpaper for your computer background.  This week look for lots of new fibers to be posted.  Also, The Twisted Purl will be spinning during First Thursday in Little Rock’s Hillcrest District.  I will post the map on Wednesday.  Don’t labor too hard today.