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22. January 2014 17:14
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Strawberries on a Bristlecone Glindle

22. January 2014 17:14 by Jobo | 0 Comments

Berries on a Bristlecone Glindle

It's winter in Canada.  Read:  Snowy and dark short days a lot of the time.  Of course, this is kind of a bummer, but it's temporary for a few months.  Things will get better. 

In the mean time, I've been trying to fill my crafting time with Bright and Cheery Colors :)

Above you see my "Outlander" Bristlecone Glindle... complete with Scottish Thistle and lavender glass focal... robed in a lovely Strawberry Red BFL Handpainted Top from Lofty Fibers.  It's my first experience with this dyer, and I'm loving it so far.  There were a few small felted sections in the first bit of the fiber, but after that it's been smooth sailing.  This one was a gift from a friend for Christmas, and it's so berry red, you can almost smell summerfresh strawberries. 

The plan is to divide the whole braid in half (two identical but thinner tops) and spin them as is and make a laceweight 2-ply.  I don't know what I'll make - but I do know I've been craving strawberries for an entire month now.  Any idea why?

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