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Monday, August 30, 2010

Totoro Tuesday

I found these little glass Totoro in a San Diego shop. It was a chance meeting and I had to to go back and clean out the store's stash. I try to talk myself into being sensible when it comes to Totoro. I mean...there are people starving, and is it really dignified for someone my age to collect Totoro? Luckily blogless Kathy gave me the push I needed and the little group came home with me. Here they are posing with some cell phone charms in the 99 cents oak leaf/acorn thingy I picked up at Savers the other day. They are all quite tolerant with the filter experiment "vignette white".

I frogged my stash busting scarf to make a blue bunny. Again I tried experimenting with a larger head, but it made for larger front legs, too, and resulted in a very masculine bunny. I don't know if I'll keep the nose and whiskers or not. The Crystal Palace Country silk has been in my stash for many many years. I think some of it has found it home!! I fell off my yarn diet and got some kid merino for more bunnies. I'm not sure if stuffing counts, let's say not. Anyone know of a place to get cheap wool stuffing that doesn't charge and arm and leg to ship to Hawaii? I ordered Brown sheep mill ends from The Sheep Shed to try out. I can practice spinning on it, too!

The spinning is going a little faster. I'm going for the thinner yarn, now. I adore my spindle from the Isle of Wight:) I'm lusting for the "bog oak" spindle. Fascinating stuff, bog oak.

All my pumpkin yarn has been spun up and knit into carrots. I updated the pattern on the side bar to include the formula for enlarging them. I'm looking for a project for my purpley/blue "art yarn".


fuzziekit said...

I love the little glass totoros... they are just adorable. I also love the color of the yarn you are spinning. So delicious.

Mary said...

I don't blame you for buying up all of the Totoros, I would have done the same thing.

Silvia M. said...

Love the Totoros and the yarn. No one is ever too old for collecting Totoros! :)

sandy said...

Never enough Totoros!! The bunny is adorable...pumped on steroids.

MsKnottyKnits said...

OMG - I am so lucky I can't use a spindle! That website had beautiful ones.. Ohhh.. Me wantey.

Beautiful yarn, Barb! How was your experience using a wheel?