I’ve been feeling off colour

I have been feeling a little “off” lately, slightly out of step for some reason. I am enjoying my spinning – I now have a modified long draw for this fibre that makes me feel highly adept and very clever. I can’t help grinning when I spin. All the same, it’s a little like having eaten a nutritious meal but still lacking the satisfaction of a naughty pudding – as though there is no taste to it. I pondered this as I was spinning this afternoon. Suddenly light dawned.


Spinning: Bobbin of shade #3 – grey

Spinning: a mountain of beige and grey still to be tackled

Spinning: a mountain of beige and grey still to be tackled

Knitting: Doily - white

Knitting: Doily – white

Knitting: Kadril - grey

Knitting: Kadril – grey

Knitting: Matinée Jacket - white

Knitting: Matinée Jacket – white

Colourless and boring. It’s like having all bread —  and no jam.

This probably explains why I was lusting over this yesterday…


The Olive Bowl fibre at Etsy

…and asking why I should want it so badly when I could make my own.

So, I’ve been eyeing this up…


Stashed fibres in PURPLE!

… and that empty wheel over in the corner.

Yes, it would slow the sweater spinning project but a girl needs some cheer in her life, you know?

Now, the question is: will I succumb?


2 Responses to “I’ve been feeling off colour”

  1. SpinningGill 30th September 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    Go for it – a change is as good as a rest, they say! 🙂

  2. katie metzroth 1st October 2013 at 4:51 pm #

    Yes. PURLPLE! do it. The white will seem like a nice break after.

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