Wednesday, January 07, 2009

And so

Maybe this isn't the crack of dawn, but the sun comes up from behind Porcupine Mountain and it hides the morning from us when the rest of our valley is already seeing day light.

Always, I am in awe of our skies. When it seems that everything is for sale, let me tell you that these skies are not. We live in Big Sky Country, dry skin, peeling cuticles and all. We're at 5,000 feet elevation, and the advantage is that we don't have ticks and fleas. I wouldn't trade it for all the unknown critters and insects in the world, thank you very much, Okay, some exceptions, like very big bugs including cochroaches are inserted here. This is a cockroach-free zone.
This is a skein from the Blue-Faced Leicester roving, and it appears to be in the need a dye bath tune up. I love working this fiber, and in answer to an earlier question it's spongey and soft. It feels like Merino, but has the sheen of a luster longwool. It's my second favorite to spin, after Shetland and that's what I'm spinning now.


vlb5757 said...

Do you have a project in mind for the BFL?

Leigh said...

I think big bugs are the plague of almost every habitable place in the world!

I'm curious too, what's in store for that attractive little skein????

Jodi said...

Mmm... I love BFL. Your photos of Nevada are so beautiful. I'll have to make it to Nevada sometime soon. Usually I just make it as far west as Colorado (and occasionally Wyoming and Montana).

Lee said...

I always love your sky photos. It is so interesting - I live in the country, Michigan is certainly flat, but our skies are not nearly so big. I wonder why that is?

bspinner said...

Beautiful view!!!!! What are you going to make with your handspun yarn?