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July 18, 2008

Same ole' same ole....

I really like to try and post 2 times a week. I haven't done much on my second sock other than a couple of rows here and there. I have been knitting a couple of rows here and there on my February Lady Sweater see!


It looks a little bigger doesn't it?

Don't think I have been just laying about eating bon bons either. I have been busy washing up some stinky smelly wonderful fleece

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Don't let the picture fool you. It's very sticky and smelly.

Here is washed and not washed next to each other

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Can you see the difference? Here is what I have done so far:


Already to be dyed! Then carded! I have another pound and a half still to wash. While I was doing that I discovered a sample box of fiber I purchased from Earth Guild I ordered this from them like 15 or so years ago. That's how long I have been wanting to spin! I opened the box and found 2 lunch bags full of this


and this


All the bag said was "light domestic fleece" and "dark domestic fleece" So I washed it up! I loved how kinky and soft the dark fleece is.


It kinda reminded me of my hair (100% humidity hair)


So.... after I washed it, guess what I did? (the fleece silly, I always wash my hair)

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That's as far as I got. It's not spun yet. But it will be by the weekend! I am thinking I have about 2 oz. here. Enough to play with.

Do you notice I am using my car for background? It just reminded me so much of Tawny Kitaen in that horrible Whitesnake video.

Yeah, my wooly goodnes on a Hyundai is the same as Tawny on a red race car.....

Posted by beth at July 18, 2008 12:36 PM


ha ha - totally see what you mean about TK and your fleece!

Posted by: Jill at July 18, 2008 02:09 PM

Ooh, the fleece looks so squishy and soft!

Posted by: Kirstie at July 18, 2008 02:23 PM

That is one HOTTT fleece!

(That Whitesnake song was on at the gym this morning when I was there. It cracked me right up.)

Posted by: Katie at July 18, 2008 04:31 PM

lol...thanks for the giggle! Can't wait to see this stuff all spun up.

Posted by: michelle at July 18, 2008 04:33 PM

Ohhhh...such pretty, pretty fleeces!!! Makes me want to card something! I must have something around here of a wooly nature that needs to be carded into submission...

Posted by: Sheepish Annie at July 18, 2008 06:13 PM

Still laughing at your hair/fleece comparison!

Posted by: Laurie at July 18, 2008 06:40 PM

Congrats on successfully comparing your fiber to a Whitesnake video. Impressive!

Posted by: Paige at July 21, 2008 09:50 AM

Hi Beth,

I came across your blog and thought you'd get a kick out of my latest cartoon - this one's for all the knitters out there :)


Enjoy :)

Posted by: Ryan at July 21, 2008 11:08 AM

Love the color of the sweater. I think you should get a sheep and stick it in your backyard....

Posted by: Julia at July 22, 2008 11:51 AM

Your february lady sweater is looking great!

Posted by: Cheryl at July 23, 2008 04:42 PM

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