Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Spontaneous Generation

This process does exist and not just as a property of dirty clothes on my son's floor. Ants have it too. Squish squish squish. Clean the area. Stare at a perfectly empty white space and 3 or 4 ants will suddenly POP into existence running in all directions. No eggs needed. Maybe it is more sinister: they've developed teleportation. Beam us up Ant-Scotty!

Mike is no help. He rolls in their roadways outside and may be doing the Trojan Cat thing. I've avoided calling the van with the bug on top in the past out of fear for the cats but the situation seems to warrant professional help this time.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

This was my first experiment in dissecting a roving. A rainbow Corriedale from Winderwood. 4 oz. about 200 yds of 13 wpi light worsted weight. Although the skeins look very different, they go together well, just enough of the light green in both. Magic. The singles and ply are almost perfectly balanced too which isn't a common occurrence here. I have only tried Navajo plying once on the wheel and found it stressful. It's certainly tedious on the spindle. This is a fun alternative.