I just typed a long post and then lost it... grrrrr! So now you're getting the condensed version, sorry about that.
Oy! am I tired! I've been dyeing for days. See the fruits of my labor here. This is only half of the fibers I'm taking, plus all the yarns too! I really hope I do well at OFFF because I could sure use the money!
And I found out that my paper was finally published. You can see it here. I'm excited to have a paper even though my academic career is on hold at the moment. If all goes well I'll be going back to UCLA in the winter quarter (january).
And here's a beautiful burl and ebony spindle. This is made by Karen and Tom Berglund. It's really gorgeous and spins very nicely. The yarn is a merino/tencel blend and it was spun on a wheel, not on the spindle. But I tthought it dressed up the photo nicely. I felted the little hat I made in my first machine knitting class. It was a little too scratchy for a preemie cap and that's what size it turned out. It makes a lovely little bowl, just the right size for holding my business cards!