A few weeks ago, some friends came to visit us, bringing their completely adorable daughter, E., with them. Don’t get me wrong– I’m completely happy to have 2 boys. But when a 6 year old girl starts dancing around at 8:00 in the morning, singing about going into your art studio to play…. I’m so there!!
After a tour of the place, E’s eyes lit up when she happened upon the yummy colors found in my hand dyed fleece tubs. After picking her colors and fluffing them into a basket, we toted them over to my drum-carder. After a quick lesson and a step stool, she was off and carding:
On her way from the tubs to the drum-carder, her discerning eye saw some sparkles in one of my Wild Onion Batts. Oooh, she exclaimed, can I have sparkles too? I opened my tub of Angelina packets, and she picked. And then picked another color and another color… until I just brought the whole tub over. Each carded pass received a different handful of Angelina. There’s a magpie in the making– shiny shiny!!
Here’s the resulting batt, full of merino, CVM, mohair, and a strand or two of Angelina:
(note the little white dots in the photo? Angelina reflecting the flash!!)
E. was so sweet that I spun it up the minute her family left to go back home:
(note for spinners– I plied with a single of hand dyed Corriedale roving. I can’t remember where I got it. Apologies to the roving purveyor!)
And while I was sitting in the bleachers at Little League, I knit her a Shackleton Hat:
If E’s mommy shares a photo of E wearing the hat, I’ll be sure to share!