Impressions Day 2

I quickly finished up the portion of my monet spin that required hand cards, and am on to the part that is spinning straight from the dyed top. I am closing in on halfway through that part.

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For comparison, this is yesterday’s photo of the blended bobbin:

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In part, beyond fuzziness, I am not entirely sure that there’s much difference. Of course, I could just totally be doing this entire project incorrectly as well. We’ll see what we get once it’s plied.

On that color theme, here’s a photo of my current garden obsession, the toad lily that I had Mr. Ink get me this spring.

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These things are so tiny and delicate, and just how I imagined they would be. I love them. These were a stretch, as they like shade and bogginess. We put them in a fairly shaded boggy area, but it does get quite hot and dry here. Apparently they’ve been tended well, as they are doing just fine.

And one more garden photo, my black eyed susans are going crazy right now, and I am thrilled with them. I think next year when they need separating, I’ll just plant them in various areas around the yard. So bright and cheery, so easy!

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Those phlox to the left side too, they are wonderful. So fragrant. I am really pleased with the gardens this year. Much more can and will be done, but it’s been a very good year in the garden!

3 thoughts on “Impressions Day 2

  1. There is always more to be done ✅ n the garden, but yours looks beautiful!

    I will be interested to see what happens when you ply, maybe that is when the difference in the yarn will become apparent? Love the colors no matter how you spin it!

  2. I have toad lillies too! They’re so pretty! I can’t wait to see the singles plied together – I googled and searched a few spinning groups on Ravelry about Monet spins after your last post but didn’t come up with much, so I’m really curious to see your results.

    • Yes, not much out there, without purchasing an article. There’s some fairly vague youtube videos as well, and those seem to separate out the colors from the ply that is carded. Which I didn’t do. I figure whatever the case, it’ll be a fun experiment!

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