Saturday, April 22, 2006

Changing Fibers, Changing Projects...

The Sheep is fickle. When the package from The Woolery arrived yesterday poor Jacob's place in her affections was usurped. It will be a brief affair and she will return to her committed partner in fiber, but for the moment....






...it's all about the Corrie!
Don't get me wrong. I have a genuine affinity for the whole sorting, washing, carding, dyeing and spinning process that goes with creating homespun yarns. But, every once in a while (or more) it's nice to get something that is just wheel-ready. And the Corriedale is being spun up worsted-style. Ahhhhh...worsted. So smooth, so consistent. So familiar. Let's just say that my woolen prep. is something less than high end.
In other news, I have been given my "marching orders" regarding the selection of my next knitting project. While visiting with Amy the slightly scary, but lovable stylist, she requested that I create another pair of handwarmers for her. Not a problem except that she is, in her words, "fussy." She wants them in black with gold metallic highlights ("sparklies," she calls them). And smaller as the others were a bit loose. And soft. She doesn't like scratchy. No problem. Amy is my follicular salvation, my highlighting hero, lady of my locks. She is the first stylist to listen to every word I say, nod sagely then tell me that I am completely wrong. The Sheep is normally not one to be bullied. Yet Amy, within minutes of our meeting, had me nodding and consenting to whatever she had in mind. I now simply sit in the chair and tell her to do whatever she wants. She will anyway. And it's really for the best.
So, if she wants handwarmers she gets handwarmers. In whatever color, style and fiber makes her little heart happy. I've been dutifully searching the yarn world for a sock weight yarn that will meet her specifications with little luck. So, I'll next be returning to The Woolery site and ordering a fiber that can be custom spun to meet her needs.
Excessive? Perhaps a wee bit too accommodating? Yup.
But she's in charge of my highlights...
I'm on it.
SA

1 comment:

trek said...

What an interesting relationship you have with your stylist. I'm still trying to find one as good as the one that I had in college...