19 January 2013

weekend spinning

"There was a magnificent sunset, and the snowy hills and the deep blue water of the St. Lawrence Gulf seemed to rim in the splendor like a huge bowl of pearl and sapphire brimmed with wine and fire. Tinkles of sleigh bells and distant laughter, that seemed like the mirth of wood elves, came from every quarter."

excerpt from Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

My fan sweater from Japanese Inspired Knits. I'm going to get some work done on this over the weekend.

All things spiral seem to be appearing before my lens today. I managed to beat the sunset home last night and tripped out to the sidewalk with my camera to capture the colors that were quickly sinking behind the houses across the street. The tree branches in the rose-colored light captured my attention.

I've been reading Anne of Green Gables on the train. It being winter, I love the winter passages that describe the landscape of Prince Edward Island. Having grown up with both the books and the movies of Anne of Green Gables, I'd love to visit there one day. Maybe I can talk Garrett into it.

I've started to spin the beautiful fiber shown above. I'm going to take a weaving class from the Weavers Guild of Minnesota and I plan to use it on my first weaving project. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to get this spinning done between now and when the class starts the first weekend of February, but things are working out.

Tonight we're planning dinner and a movie with family. Should be a fun time.


  1. Awesome picture of the spinning wheel! I love the colors of the top, I think they will make beautiful yarn and will be fun to work with on your weaving project! Good luck!

    1. Hey Ash! Thanks, I'm getting more savvy with my camera!(And also more flexible - I guess.) I am going to use the yarn I spun out of this top for my spinning class this weekend. I can't wait to see what I get.


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