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Fall is in the air

September 17, 2008

Wow, where does the time go? It is already the middle of September. It is cool in the morning, beautiful during the day. We are expecting a frost tonight, so the garden is done. I picked the last cucumber and summer squash today. The potted cherry tomatoes on the porch probably will still produce until a real heavy frost.

I was feeding the goldfish before I went to work one morning last week. I was watching the fish come up to the surface to eat, and I saw a small little flash of orange! Yup, a baby fish. There are actually two of them. So, I guess, more goes on in the pond than we know of!

My knitting has been hot and cold. I have worked some on the Log Cabin Blanket and the Landscape Shawl (which I realize is not listed) but have not seamed my Laguna Blouse.

I have been doing a good amount of dying. I have enjoyed experimenting and coming up with a few Nightingale Fibers colorways. I am mostly dying alpaca yarn, but have used wool to exhaust some dye baths and to absorb or use some dyes. Alpaca takes color is such a different way, the colors are more subtle, softer. I really like the colors I am seeing. Here are some examples:






As usual, these yarns will be on the web site  (now or in the future). I am a vendor at the 2008 Wool Arts Tour Columbus Day weekend , so I may not list them until after that weekend. (You can always contact me if something strikes your fancy!). It is all 100% alpaca, fingering weight. I did dye some lace weight today.

Here’s are a few new alpaca baby pictures:





They are sooooo cute when they are babies.

Please visit my on line store: Nightingale Fibers. You will find yarn, spinning fibers, accessories, patterns and gifts.

“Always do what you say you are going to do. It is the glue and fiber that binds successful relationships.” Jeffry A. Timmons

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