Monday, July 23, 2007

Nice to know a photographer

So there's this woman who visits the Coquitlam Farmer's Market who is a knitter, so she stopped by my booth to see the yarn, and she's also a photographer who always has her camera with her. She has given me the wonderful gift of some pictures that she took at my booth. Maybe it's narcissistic of me, but these pictures make me really happy. Usually I'm either taking the picture or posing with a static smile on my face. I rarely get to see the lip-chewing faces I make while I'm working.

That's sock yarn on the wheel. I have 6 skeins of sock yarn that aren't posted. Two are awaiting photograph, two are already claimed, and two are hanging damply on my railing waiting for enough ambient dryness so that they too can await photography. Sock knitters -- fingers over the mouse button. New yarn will be posted in a day or two.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Group Photos!

"Okay, everyone crowd together for a group photo. Closer. A little...closer...there! Yellow, stop poking pink. Yes, I know he made a face at you. Pink -- stop that. Purple, would you please stand up straight? Oh for the love of...people!! This is only going to last another minute or so, and then you can all go back to your bin to play."

Here are some olives.

And some purples.

And lastly, my favourite, some bright pinks and lemons.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

On My Back Porch

Here's a picture of what's currently drying on my back porch. That's mostly corriedale, but there are a couple batches of merino/silk blend. I've been dyeing that stuff just for sale, since I like to spin coarser fibers, but that olive and grapey one, that has me intrigued. As I was pulling it out of its final Eucalan bath and hanging it up, I suddenly envisioned some fingering weight singles, and felt that maybe I would be the one to spin them. I might put that batch aside until my high speed bobbins come in next week.