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Yesterday was.....quieter, but busier, if that makes sense. Not as many crowds, but I had more watchers - intelligent questions, even! - and more interaction. (Might be because tall, dark and jealous was not in the area most of the day.....)

It was a better day overall than Saturday. I took the plying head, and got the purple/blue/green "scottish heather" yarn plied up (a lovely, lovely laceweight 2-ply that is destined, I think, to become a shawl for a cousin). I also got to play with some batts that ritaspins37 brought me on Saturday (Honey, we need to talk. I need to save everyone else the effort of turning these into decent yarn - really, I'll throw myself in the breech, take one for everyone else. :grin:) WONDERFUL stuff - spins like buttah, perfect, fine, even singles - NO neps, no lumps, no stickiness - beautiful! (Oh - I really really really need more of the blue. Lots more - like....a pound. Seriously. I have projects in mind!) The blue spins up like water, the green is a beautiful, new-grass green..the 2 purple blends will be spun and plied together; these 2 are to be kept seperate and fondled. A LOT. Go see her etsy site, or her LJ - this stuff is gold, I'm telling you!

*ahem* Sorry about that....anyway. I also spun up the Pyr hair that gypsybaby1 carded off of the 2 lovely furbabies Saturday afternoon. It became a lovely, perfect 2-ply, in between DK and worsted weight. Nice.....I'd like some more of that, too! :grin:

OK...shopping report. Too much money was spent, but..ah, well. The haul: a pair of pearl earrings, to match my pearl-n-silver bun cover. 2 hair thingies (2 combs connected with beaded elastics...nice, holds wear, look cute), the latest Corsairs CD, pair of shoes for J., and a pin he bought me (don't ask. Really. Just - don't) We also dropped off my shoes to have them resoled....no telling when I'll get 'em back, but it was cheaper than getting a new pair. (And..I do wear them occassionally. Not often, but occassionally.) Oh, and he spent WAY too much on his Scarbourgh Fair pass - I had NO idea it had gone up that drastically. (Have I mentioned he is still not employed? So MY money was used on this? And I am STILL BOYCOTTING them? No? Oh.....)

I am trying really hard not to do the "my money/your money" thing...but DAMN. To take MY money (since I am the only one currently gainfully employed) and waste it on something I am fundamentally against.....:deep breath: Yeah..I gots issues here. I'm working on it.

Anyway....NTIF was good. We passed out 4 applications (or was it 5? Anyway...more then we ever have here before) and had lots of visitors. Less drama would have been nice....but that ain't gonna happen for a long time, so I have to figure out how to deal with it without causing me more drama. I just..I dunno. I've already given up my limited involvement with RenFaires because of it, I really, REALLY don't want to give up my involvement with the Clan. :sigh: (And, for those who want to try and advise - it's seriously not me. I have tried and tried and tried, and I quit. I'm just gonna sit and nod my head from now on, because ain't nothing else gonna work. I've given up everything I'm going to give up - it didn't work, so......whatever.)
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From:gypsybaby1
Date:March 5th, 2007 03:41 pm (UTC)
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poo... seems I always miss something when I can't be there.

*HUG* if you need to talk, just say the word sweetie, you know where to find me.

oh, and POUT! I was hoping you wouldn't find a use for that purpley yarn. poot.
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From:ritaspins37
Date:March 5th, 2007 07:11 pm (UTC)
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Okay, I will crank up the drum carder. I will have to dye a little more blue for that so they won't match exactly. I have some similar ones on Etsy now that are dyed with a darker blue, I can card the new (dyed today) with the old (dyed last week) so they should even out some what, the rest will match well. Not that each batt isn't going to vary a little anyway.

Thanks for the testimonial! I am really glad you enjoyed spinning them. :-)
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