Monday, March 31, 2008

Pill bottle cotton

First, wait list status-8 days went up to 10, I am waiting on a materials shipment (they mis-shipped the first shipment, argh!!!) sorry y'all.

I have been under some stress lately, so was opening a new bottle of B-complex, when out flowed some of the loveliest pill bottle cotton I have ever seen...prepared like fine puni, soft, real cotton, for sure.

I know, I know, I do remember the dire warnings and heated discussion years back on the original "spin list" about the perils of spinning pill bottle cotton, but delight in the texture and quantity overcame my fear. I admit, I am by nature, a "reckless spinner"

Throwing caution to the wind, I reached down beside the kitchen table into the overflowing box marked "rejects" for a Spindolyn and began sampling this cotton. Nice. Smooth. My mind moved into this mental fantasy of living in the Andes surrounded by swaying, glowing amaranth and having a huge family to divide all my chores while I sat graceful, brown skinned and happy with the richness of enough time to actually spin enough cotton to dye and knit a (rather than the traditionally woven) highly modified colorful little huiple, and as long as I was fantasizing, my entire village would be tolerant of my fiber explorations and unconcerned about me breaking traditions.

The thing about me and fantasy is that it never lasts more than 30 seconds before I am on to the "what if" stage... the inventing, designing, playing phase of "lost mental state while spinning" So I got this idea of using the "stop and start" ability of the spindolyn to make little boucle like blips (can't remember what you call them) Perhaps I could dye this strand something, then ply it with a strand of soysilk dyed something else so the little blippy knobby things would stand out knibbity colorwise and maybe, if I aim for a little amulet bag, it might be done in the next century.


  1. Hi.
    I appreciate your blog, letting us know a bit about you and also the waiting list time. I ordered a spindolyn a bit ago but can't remember exactly when, less than a month. I just want to know if I'm on the list. I'm not worried about waiting.

    Thanks a bunch,


  2. Whoohoo! Just got mine today - thank you thank you thank you!!



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