Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Sharing Obsessions



Every once in a while, Thaddeus will join me at a fiber festival, or attend a lunch with some of my knitting buddies. I thought it was only fair that I should participate in his obsession every once in a while.

A Productive Walk In The Woods
The other day, we went in search of the wild Chantarelle mushroom, which is currently growing in the wilds of Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

It turned out to be extremely successful. Both Thaddeus and I found baskets full of the beautiful apricot-colored mushroom.



Thaddeus found a similar amount of mushrooms. To be accurate, Thaddeus found all the mushrooms, I just helped pick them and schlep them through the forest.

But one thing I did do that was useful, was to stumble upon another prized mushroom during our foray, the elusive Black Trumpet mushroom.



You can see that we found quite a few.



Overall, it was a great day of walking in nature and while I don't like mushrooms to eat very much, it was fun participating in Thaddeus' excitement about it all.

Current Knitting
I've made very litte progress on the Faux rib sleeve. I was hoping that working from home would leave me a little more time to knit. That hasn't been the case so far. I'm hopeful that I will find a rhythm to it all.

To make up for it, I'll post a picture of Gage.



Readers' Comments/Questions
Regarding the new spindle I bought to spin the Tussah/Cashmere, Racheld asks, "What's the weight of the spindle you're using?"

I'm really not sure of the weight. I specifically asked Deborah at "Twist" what weight I should get for the Tussah/Cashmere, and she showed me a few. I just picked the nicest looking of my options.

Regarding keeping a yarn stash, Judi asks, "Do you have any suggestions on how to store it in an organized fashion?"

Not really. I bought some hanging canvas shelving and store my yarn in the guest bedroom closet. Not very organized at all, but I find it helps to be a bit messy in artistic endeavors.

Finally, regarding blog books, Stephanie notes, "Writers are so far out of the loop that I hate to see one taking a hit for inferior production. Think what you will of the book, but the writer doesn't make decisions about paper or photos."

And that is why Stephanie is loved by all. She's kindhearted and charitable. That's why QueerJoe will never write a blog-book.

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