I’ve been so consumed with getting acquainted with Ravelry! I’ve been photographing yarn and projects and making friends and joining forums. Usually late at night, pau hana [end of work] time.
I was actually quite pleased with myself for the lovely yarn photos I’ve been taking.
Like this, for instance:
I have been trying to be as artistic as possible, though now that Fall is here, the flowers are almost gone and I’ll have to find other creative ways to take photos of my stash (assuming I really do it.. what a job!)
These are all photos of my sock yarn. This one is called “Ladybug”, by Opal. When the socks are pau, they will look kinda like there are ladybugs on my feet, which makes me smile.
There’s only one problem with the ladybug socks. In my frenzy of photographing the yarn, this previously lovely skein of yarn decided, as befits its name, to hide undersome green foliage. Looking for aphids, no doubt.
This is Oregon. In the Fall, in Oregon, it rains. And rains. And somehow, I didn’t see the ladybug skein hiding under the leaves.
Two days ago, while I was doing more photographing during an actual sunbreak, Nolemana said to me, “Moki, did you know there’s a skein of yarn in this barrel?”
Why no, I didn’t!
I took a look, and there was a very, very bedraggled skein of Ladybug yarn, drenched to the very inside, with maple tree “helicopters” lying on it.
I brushed off the dirt and gently squeezed out the water. There were no aphids. Nolemana said, “I guess you’ll have to throw it away, won’t you?”
“Heck no!” I replied, with just a touch of vehemence in my voice. Throw out a perfectly good, if wet, skein of yarn? No way!
I knew I’d have to let air get to the inside of the skein or it would begin to mildew. So I gently pulled it apart, exposing the very center, and put it in a basket. And for the past two days, Ladybug has been drying in front of the woodstove. (Not this close! This was just for photo ops.)
I know that I’ll have to rewind the skein. But it’ll be worth it in the end.