Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Mandie's rovings...

I remember quotes. If they strike me, I remember 'em. I not talking about quotes of writers or this or that genius...I'm talking about small snatches of conversation with a person...be it friend, foe or other. One example of this is my Nanna once saying to my Mum, as she sipped a freshly made coffee..."Oh, A, the coffee tastes just so much nicer when made by someone else." Thinking about this, it must have been....oh, about 25 years ago that I heard her say that. Sadly, both women are no longer with us...in body, anyway.
I was thinking about this quote today, when I was happily spinning. My spinning has been a little quiet (and thus my blogging) lately with a few of life's up's and down's... This morning I stepped out the front and to my delight an unexpected parcel was at the door. On opening I realise (a smile spread totally across my face) that Mandie (aka Ewe-give-me-the-knits..see the link) had dropped me a surprise parcel containing two of her divine hand dyed rovings. Now I dunno what it is about Mandies rovings but I tend to wanna drop everything and spin them straight away....and I realised that it was really nice spinning someone else's hand dyed rovings. This is not something I've done much of...but it kinda seemed like a really nice connection. Click on the picture to enlarge it. Get a load of those colours!!!! I should've taken a picture of the rovings before I spun them...but I was in too much of a hurry! hehe...
Other works of Sheepychic...a cute little 2 ply I've made up for a younger girls beanie. I don't often do the 2 ply...but I'm happy with this. It's a hand dyed rainbow roving wrapped about a Rose dyed roving I purchased from the guild rooms in Carlton, Melbourne. I love it, but I'll calm it down with some white, and maybe I'll add some Daisies or such.
Also a Sheepychic hank "Pond-side Rye" I've hand dyed this, and spun it through with a twinkling silver metallic thread, and popped in a few silver beads as well. Talk about a wonderful hank for an amazing winter scarf. Fabulous contemporary colourway....imagine this nestled with a black jacket. (Very Melbourne!) Finally, on my quest to find yarn "that guys like" this is Sheepychic "The Dark"...according to DH he would wear it. Or like a stubbie holder in it. His 'girlie' receptors are very sensitive...so if he likes it you can be assured that any guy would like it.
Just a really quick note before I shoot off...I'd like to wish Tye and David all of the very, very best as their lives continue on as married folk. I was delighted to be along side with them and their families as they exchanged their vows...and I can honestly say that a more loving, genuine and heart-felt ceremony I've never seen. All my love to you both...Ruth..xoxoxox P.S. Aren't I good? No SMS's to David about maps of Tassie or anything! hehe Go and have a look at Tye at Merry Munchkin designs (see link) 'cos I'm hoping for a posting and a couple of photos.
Thanks for popping into Sheepychic bloggings. All the best, Ruth...xoxox

3 comments:

roseys madhouse said...

They look amazing darl your such a wizz at this I am still waiting for learn to knit to come back so I can begin my scarf. I know you sent a pattern but I need to be shown how to cast on lol. Mum will be here in 24 days so maybe I'll wait till then lol. Love to all

Taphophile said...

Divine is the best I can come up with. I agree with you about the Ewe Give Me the Knits roving - too gorgeous. What you do with it is amazing. Love the top one.

The manly colourway is gorgeous.

Mandie said...

Glad my parcel of rovings made you smile luvvy :-)
I'm mightily impressed that you've spun them up already WOW! Go Sheepychic!!
Catch you on the blower for a chat soon xoxo

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