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Monkey Mind

November 6, 2015

I am suffering from a severe case of self-diagnosed Monkey Mind

from Wikipedia ” a Buddhist term meaning – unsettled; restless; capricious, whimsical; fanciful; inconstant; confused; indecisive; uncontrollable

well – maybe not whimsical!

packing a lifetime of STUFF and only moving it from room to room

reaching into the dark recesses of cupboards, drawers and shelves

a small sampling of “the stash”

P1070877handspun cotton

P1070879handspun wool

P1070880handspun and natural dyed silk

P1070883precious shifu paper yarns

this started when I was looking for the next project

designing from the stash

P1070887years ago someone gave me several pounds of very fine mohair

— the 2 balls on the left and large skein at the bottom of picture

it all went into the indigo vat

this yardage was woven several years ago for a conference

P1070889(sorry about the wrinkles – the iron is hiding)

P1070891 cochineal dyed 60/2 silk and the itchy mohair

it never got made up

now if I can find the swift and ball winder??

the mohair will make a warp

wait a minute – I remember using 2 cans of spray starch on the last warp

and clearing each shed by hand

time to think again, use those lovely silks in the warp with the mohair as weft?

Monkey Mind – leave it until tomorrow

12 Comments leave one →
  1. November 9, 2015 12:48 am

    pretty yardage! don’t recommend the hairspray warp now.maybe an easy warp that uses a lot of different yarns will be soothing.


  2. vdbolyard permalink
    November 7, 2015 7:37 am

    monkey mind in my classroom = adhd kids. when i get it, i also get a wee bit depressed and if i go for a walk, a LONG walk, it gets much better.
    BUT, jean, oh the beautiful yarn!


    • November 7, 2015 7:57 am

      Velma – walking is good, so is heavy gardening. Too much yarn, contributes to the crazies.


  3. November 7, 2015 3:16 am

    Monkey mind–new to me but I like the phrase (and can relate!)


  4. November 6, 2015 5:19 pm

    Ah, the monkey mind…a near permanent affliction for me. Is there a cure?


    • November 6, 2015 5:41 pm

      Kristin – meditation? 🙂


      • November 7, 2015 7:51 am

        That’s right. I used to meditated regularly, with excellent results, but I have become a slacker in that department the last few years and it shows.


      • November 7, 2015 7:56 am

        Kirstin – for the time it takes it pays big dividends.


  5. November 6, 2015 1:00 pm

    The yardage is stunning! And your stash is pure treasure – I have actual dreams about yarns like these. Have fun designing your next project.


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