Tuesday, July 15

Spin Span Spun




Well, after my Woolfest haul, it was only ever a matter of time (hours...) till I tried out my new fibres. I have had a good time with bright shades, as you can see, and I keep falling in love with each hank of yarn as it emerges. This morning that led me back to dyeing, too, so there are some ermm, 'confections', blowing about in the breeze as I type.
Meanwhile, there's little to report in the way of NEW stuff. Hugh is cutting grass for anyone and everyone, in between building us a new woodstore and fixing the car. I've been painting fences and sheds and endlessly weeding and cutting our own grass. The compensations are fresh fruit and vegetables on the table. The BAD bit is that I seem to have developed a reaction to strawberries! This is miserable news - what could be nicer or tastier than fresh picked strawberries on my breakfast cereal? But even two or three sliced up and munched is bringing me out in demented itching and red palms and face, which then spreads to knees, soles of my feet (?!) and back. Doesn't last for more than half an hour or so, but not nice at all. And this is our own strawbs, no nasty pesticides, no sprays or anything else on them. And they are the same plants as last year when I had no reaction at all. Ho hum.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

interesting to read about your rash- i've had that a few times - didn't put it down to strawqberries tho' - mine always seemed to come up in winter and I never got to the bottom of it - just knew it itched like hell!! poor you.

Bizzilizzi

the happy quilter said...

The colours of your yarns are fabulous. I bet you can't wait to get knitting now.

Helen said...

Poor you! No more strawberries! Perhaps you can package them up carefully and send them all up to me :-)

By the way when you've finished painting your shed, perhaps you can come and help me paint my workshop.

Suzi-k said...

yummy colours, the yarn is lovely. Such a shame about the strawberries though, in the immortal words of Charlie Brown "rats!"