Go me forgetting to explain the pictures : )
After having bought a new spinning book (which I love!), I decided to use a top to try out a few things.
One on top is a double chain ply (6 ply!) which I don’t LOVE but it was certainly interesting. Might be slightly underplied…
Bottom I’m totally in squishy love with, as it’s a soft low-twist single that I managed to get a handle on. More to come like this, I’m sure. It feels so nice!
Though hey, five notes before I wrote anything. Maybe I should shut up and let the pictures speak for themselves ^_^
FINALLY finished off this project, though it wasn’t nearly as long as the last one. This was me giving a Bugga!fiber a second go and I will say that it was better than the first time but still a little too compacted (and overpriced) for what you’re getting. IMHO.
Not sure what to do with this; it’d probably make a kickin’ shawl of some sort and there’s plenty of yardage. Stuff is very pretty but I almost had my arm drop off from both plying and putting it on the niddy-noddy.
- Festivus from (now defunct) Sanguine Gryphon
- Bugga! fiber (ie MCN)
- spun worsted
- 2 ply
- 18 wpi (light fingering)
- 454 yards
- 4.0 oz
It turns out, like anything spoon fed to us by the media and politicians, there are plenty of myths associated with people on welfare.
Spinning progress while watching Fringe yesterday. I’ve already got the other half spun, so thankfully once this is all done, I can ply. I’m pretty sure it’s going to come out REALLY light fingering/laceweight, which has me considering chainplying both halves. What do you guys think?
In 1969 … Nixon strategist Kevin Phillips offered a blueprint for crushing the Democrats’ New Deal coalition by recruiting Southerners and Catholics to the G.O.P. …
Nixon’s advisers urged him to reconsider his position on abortion and family planning. … Observing that abortion was “a rising issue and a gut issue with Catholics,” Buchanan wrote, “If the President should publicly take his stand against abortion, as offensive to his own moral principles … then we can force Muskie [one of Nixon’s potential democratic challengers up for the nomination] to make the choice between his tens of millions of Catholic supporters and his liberal friends at the New York Times and the Washington Post.”
A week later, in a statement to the Department of Defense, Nixon borrowed the language of the Catholic Church to speak of his “personal belief in the sanctity of human life—including the life of the yet unborn.”…
Abortion wasn’t a partisan issue until Republicans made it one. In June of 1972, a Gallup poll reported that sixty-eight per cent of Republicans and fifty-nine per cent of Democrats agreed that “the decision to have an abortion should be made solely by a woman and her physician.” Fifty-six per cent of Catholics thought so, too.
“The Politics of Planned Parenthood and Women’s Rights;” The New Yorker
Literally all of the ~~moral~~ bullshit the GOP puts out about abortion has its origins in a Nixon campaign strategy designed to get him to run against a weak candidate: McGovern. Nixon wanted to run against him, rather than Muskie, so he came up with some moral crap about abortion to destabilize Muskie’s support base, which ensured that McGovern received the nomination and ran against Nixon.
He didn’t even really believe in what he was saying. And he politicized it. And forty years later, look at the mess we have now.
Tinyskein love! I found this little half-top siting around in my things and put it on the wheel, then chainplied it for funsies. I have NO idea what wool it is, though it definitely wasn’t a finewool, but it spun up nicely enough for the most part. I LOVE the color so I need to figure out how to do that again.
- 54 yards
- heavy fingeringweight/light sportweight