Turns out that while I was knitting the new sock, not expecting the roving for the gloves yet, said green roving was already delivered, on the step, where I hadn't looked.
And it's beautiful, hand dyed, variegated in color, so it should work in with the other green. It's only one of three threads being knitted together, so it should be fine. It's lovely quality, probably easier to spin than the other.
This is an ounce, which doesn't sound like much, but look
It's quite a bit, once released from its package.
And here it is next to the original roving
As you see, not a bad match. I'll blend the two sources until the original one runs out, so as to have the least difference showing.
Handsome Son visited this afternoon, ate the last of the Indian snacks, said maybe dosa dough, very good, too. And had brownies, which constituted our Valentine celebration, along with the red napkins.
Lovely day, and here's a good thought to take away
About the roving, I wrote an appreciative note to the artisan, who wrote an equally appreciative reply.
I like to encourage small artisans, because it's a hard way to make a living. And what they're doing is so valuable. I hope my note was one of those small ordinary things in her day.
Happy evening everyone! Did you have small things to notice and enjoy today?
The smallest thing I noticed today is the small amount of energy I have. A happy moment, I bookmarked the Goodreads' page for the book I want to read. All I had to do was put my phone on the desk for the library request info. Using my ohone like that is liberating.
I love the ease of borrowing these days.Delete
My happy moment today was art class. My subject (a hawk) turned out well. Plus I'm making pizza for supper tonight.ReplyDelete
Sounds like two happy things. I hope we'll eventually see the hawk.Delete
Talking with my oldest friend and listening to a good audiobook, making dinner.ReplyDelete
You know how to build a life.Delete
What a beautiful green!ReplyDelete
Kudos to you for encouraging small artisans!
Thanks for the clever observation: We live everyday, we only die once. How very true!
I love that bit of Peanuts wisdom.Delete
That green is indeed a good match. We used to dye and sell wool and then deal with customers who wanted another pound like the last pound, regardless that all of the last pound was sold and she had been warned when she purchased it to buy all she needed. I'm sure your note will make your green dyer very happy,ReplyDelete
Yes, some people are just not good at planning, no matter how much advice they get from the people who know what they're talking about!Delete
At a particularly bad time in my life, I kept a gratitude journal. It helped me see the beauty in my life and to be grateful for it. My life has been different ever since. I don’t keep a journal any more but I live with gratitude! It brought joy in the simple things!ReplyDelete
I did a similar thing at s very rough time, but it was just writing three good things that day. It wasn't hard to find them, however tiny they were. It was a good help. So I do it almost without thinking now, as you do.Delete
I too like to buy of small local artisans as well. They deserve our business rather than these larger companies......ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping in. I shop very rarely, preferring to make art with found or reclaimed materials, but when I shop I look for self employed artisans. I'd rather support them where I can than Big Thread (!)Delete
That is a lovely emerald green. The gloves will be very prettyReplyDelete
I'm very hopeful at this point, after being a bit down when I thought I was going to run out of roving.Delete
I had quite a strange day. I woke up thinking it was Tuesday (imagine that), and after a few hours I thought, "It's not Monday. It's Tuesday!" I was so excited to have an extra day! Then after I published a blog post (talking about how happy I was to have found an extra day) I noticed the date stamp said Tuesday. I thought it was a mistake, but then I remembered our trash was picked up today and that always happens on Tuesdays. What a massive let down. Not only did I not gain a day, spending most of the day thinking it was Monday I know feel like I LOST a day! I can't believe it.ReplyDelete
Love the thoughts in that graphic.
That day thing is odd. We attach a lot of importance to it. So now you feel as if you skipped Tuesday altogether, dangit! The things you could have done with that extra day..Delete
I love the Peanuts cartoon, as it’s so true. What a wonderful thing you did with the note.ReplyDelete
It's so easy to acknowledge people, and so important, too.Delete
I try every day to notice and appreciate the small things. Because I live a small life, I think it's easier. And also important.ReplyDelete
I saw an ad on Facebook for locally-produced roving and I thought of you! It's undyed.
Funny how we crop up in each other's thoughts. You've given me a small lovely thing by telling me that.Delete
The colour of that roving is just fabulous. It's a great match for your existing too. It makes me a little wistful that my Mum sold Dad's spinning wheel (which I had been looking forward to adopting after his death). Hey ho there rae other spinning wheels.ReplyDelete
I'm a spindle spinner -- you can see the spindle I'm currently using in the picture comparing the rovings. I'm not a wheel fan, big space-needy complicated things! I know wheel spinners who read in here and were only waiting for me to get started on the Joy of the Spindle! The History of the Spindle, not that modern wheel contraption, etc, etc.Delete
All the same I can see how you'd like to have inherited the wheel your dad used. More than just a tool.
Dear Boud, I love that quote from Snoopy!ReplyDelete
Since about 4 or five years I write a gratitude journal - almost every day, and as I love to write I often think that one page is not enough. :-)
I changed the time of writing from evening (which most people recommend) to morning - after breakfast I look back on the day before - and see a lot of little (and sometimes big) things that are worth noticing.
The best thing is, that I see another side of me: I write journal/diary since I am 14 years old - and often I think: Oh, one wails so much (though I am an optimistic and most often cheerful person). But in the gratitude journal one sees this cheerful side of me much more.
And it is really entertaining to browse back a few month and see all the good things that happened too, beside those of normal life.
my own reply doesn't seem to have landed! I use this blog in some ways like an ongoing journal, and when I look back, I'm interested to see what was important then, and is it still?Delete
The roving is a good color match and your plan will blend it in seamlessly. I am grateful I finally got my lasagna assembled and ready for the oven this evening.ReplyDelete
Lasagna is a lot of work. It's also very good, but you deserve it, after that effort.Delete
It is good to show appreciation. We have to express ours to the good folk who have helped out with my catheter nonsense. Maybe a box of chocolates for Valentines next week.ReplyDelete
I hope it's resolved now. And I expect the medics would love to be acknowledged. They have to deal with all sorts of personalities, not all as patient as AC and family.Delete
I tried yesterday to post a comment but it must have got lost in the ether. It was only to say what a lovely shade of green.ReplyDelete
I love green, and this batch has a lot of subtlety in the color. Nice to work with.Delete
The greens look like they blend almost perfectly - reminds me of emeralds.ReplyDelete
It's a lovely blending of greens. And since it's only one of three strands, not too much pressure to match.Delete