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Friday, September 30, 2005

Ode to the Fiber Fest, cont…

Carlito would drool over this…

It’s Friday, and I have no new threads to bragabboud.

I can sense a Wind of Keen Diappointed Astonishment blowing my way so instead I will brag about three of my most favorite possesions!

From L to R:

1. Mr. Chia Soldier: this hollow piece of Art is from WWII and has holes all over his head so you can grow Chia Hair (I need seeds, anybody?)

2. My New Digital Scale: WOWOWOWOW – my sister turned me on to this bad boy when I whined about figuring out postage in advance of mailing to avoid the 1+ hour I usually have to wait in line at the Division St Post Office. I got it on eBay. It is shown with a 3.7 oz. complimentary ball of Barn Yarn…

3. Ty the Jack Russell Terrior: or as I suspect, the Terror. This is currently my favorite dog photograph (I have a few). I found it at a flea market a long time ago – it is OLD and actually Sepia Toned. Someone wrote the name “Ty” on it with white ink. I think my Ty is better than that guy on Extreme Makover, who actually bounces off the wall alot like a Jack Russell might…

In other Knitting News: we have lift-OFF! POCKETS are now attempting orbit on the Scoop du Jour woolie…


Beth writes: “That was FAST! Wow! :-)”

Ye, m’am! This is a fusion project – I’m knitting the straight St st parts on the machine and doing all the ribs and bands by hand. So far, all the parts are *loomed* and I’m plugging away on all that rib.

…see all entries here in the Complete Notes: Barny Yarny

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Ode to the Fiber Fest, cont…


yum – Mocha Barny

The wooly goodness has left the BarnYard!

So far, I have the sleeves and back done on Missy Scoop. To bring it out of the Country and into the City, I gave the pieces (as I finished them in turn cause for some reason I couldn’t wait!) a hot soapy sink bath, then several rinses.

This could be called Ultimate Wet Blocking

Then I spread it out to size on my rug and let it dry.

I’m diggin’ the Dk Olive on the Natural Grey – the ribbing has a slighty wooly-er, felt-y-er texture going on and contrasts nicely with the almost tweedy, mocha bod…

I’m also keeping track of how much yarn I’m using by weighing it with my new best friend, Mr. Digital Scale…

…see all entries here in the Complete Notes: Barny Yarny

Updated Yarn Lists Here:

Scoop du Jour


Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Ode to the Fiber Fest, cont…

Picture it, the barn that is: hay, critters, pens, dirt floor, boots,
wood, and more…

Move the wool to the mill – truck, shear, bundle, stack and spin…

Get it in my suitcase at the fiber fest – truck, tent, dirt, hay, sneeze, table, bag, ground (while I enjoy some fried dough)…

After all this, one just has to ask the question:

How Barny IS It?

just l@@k @all that dirt!~!

Well, my little city friends, we are giving this
3 brn.gifbrn.gifbrn.gif ‘s out of a possible 4…



1brn.gif : mule spun scored @the LYS

2brn.gifbrn.gif ‘s: hand-painting removed some of the field grass and hay

3brn.gifbrn.gifbrn.gif ‘s: has barely been touched by human hands

4brn.gifbrn.gifbrn.gifbrn.gif ‘s: still on the Sheep’s Back

And the Best News for my 3Barny Wool is that after it got a soapy hot water DUNK, I was rewarded with this:


a nice, soft, beautiful piece of wooly goodness.

A little of my own elbow grease and I have something I can’t get anywhere else!

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