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spinning again

June 1, 2020

a new week – number 14

and a new month

the window hexie and fabrics for the following weeks

I went shopping today – if only briefly

the first day my favorite fibre store, Knotty by Nature, is open

I can spin again, 100 gms. of muga silk roving

I have a plan

my daughter-in-law gave me a home grown pepper plant

the ladybug hitched a ride home

I’m hoping it feasts on the aphids that have attacked the roses

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  1. June 2, 2020 3:14 am

    I am loving the colours in your hexies Jean. I found a pdf of small hexies and have printed it off so I can have a go at some tiny ones when I have finished knitting the jumper I am working on – I will have too many projects on the go if I am not a bit disciplined! I have never tried spinning silk but imagine it is a joy to use – I love silk fabric for its texture and feel.

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    • June 2, 2020 9:31 am

      Sue – quite simply, I just love to spin – anything, and silk is lovely and also dyes well. I always have to many things on the go. Hexies are something you can pick up and just do a couple, in the evening, at the beach or out enjoying the sun.

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      • June 3, 2020 3:11 am

        I finished some knitting last night and now it is raining so hopefully this afternoon I will stitch up the jumper and puppets – I hate the stitching up so put it off – and then I can allow myself to start another project.

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      • June 3, 2020 1:28 pm

        Sue – well done – I don’t knit any more as it bothers the arthritis in my hands, really miss it. Too many years gardening in a wet/damp climate.

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      • June 4, 2020 2:45 am

        I am beginning to get some swollen joints in my hands too but am hoping that keeping them working staves off the worst for a while at least. I would hate to have to give up and would have to find something my hands could cope with as you have done.

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      • June 4, 2020 9:57 am

        Sue – I just see it as inevitable and an opportunity to learn new things.

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      • June 5, 2020 2:34 am

        It is when I stop adapting and wanting to learn that I will get seriously worried about myself. I think my kids will worry too!

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      • June 5, 2020 9:12 am

        Sue – but it is not a given that you will ever stop learning.

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      • June 6, 2020 3:14 am

        Sorry Jean, I didn’t mean to imply I ever would!

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      • June 6, 2020 10:01 am

        Sue – I understand, the difficulties of aging leave us uncertain of what the future holds. Over the years I’ve been closely involved with several very active, intelligent people (mostly weavers) who have had to deal with different forms of dementia. So very sad and it leaves one worried about what the future has in store.

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      • June 4, 2020 10:02 am

        Sue – I just view it as inevitable and a push to learn new things.

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