Monday, June 18, 2007

New Arrivals

I have a perfectly good excuse for getting this up with only two hours left in Handspun Monday. A new baby in the family decided Father's Day would be a perfect choice for her birthday, which it was, except that now she's been born before I could finish her blanket that I'm making. *sigh* But anyway she took precedence over blogging, so now I am finally getting some quality time with my camera, my laptop, and my blog after getting sufficient quality time with the new arrival. Onward!

So you've seen Zaphod's new paint job. Now you get to check out Ford :D

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I apologize for the crappiness of the photos, especially that last one. Oh and I should mention that some of the stars are glow in the dark. Oh yes. I'm so excited, and pleased with how he turned out. He damn well better have turned out the way I wanted, he took long enough to paint. Geesh. So what do you think? Teahee...

And the actual handspun... Currently on Merriweather I'm spinning Happy Hippie soy silk in California Dreamin'. It looks like this:

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Yeah. Trippy.
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Ahem. Anyway. Once spun, this gloriously soft, brilliantly firey, and somewhat static-y roving looks like this:
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I honestly can't spin it any thicker than that. It's so much fun. I think I need more of this stuff, in every color. Eeee!

By the way, I've started listening to a podcast called Stash and Burn. It's entertaining, great stuff about patterns and yarns and various ways to use up your stash. If I keep enjoying it, I'll link to it... (also I'm too lazy to go looking for the link right now)

Well, I hope the pics made up for me being late. Next week I'll post in a more timely fashion, I promise...

4 comments:

Trillian42 said...

Yay! He looks great! It's awesome to see him all finished up and reassembled.

And yeah - next time EITHER of us decides that midnight blue is a great color, the other is to tackle her to the ground and knock some sense into her. Deal? :)

PocketSize said...

Deal. Way too many coats. Waaaayy too many. And far too difficult to get it even, at least for me.

turtlegirl76 said...

Zaphod looks great! Love it! And if the blue isn't like that on purpose it should be. Looks like the galaxy!

Penny said...

I saw Zaphod after looking at Trill42's Ravelry page...dang. My spinning wheel is way not cool enough! I need a Hitchhiker! You are so awesome!