June 12 – Sailors’ Delight

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I just finished washing this skein of Blue-Faced Leicester yarn after plying and plying and plying and plying and plying… for hours and hours. Which means that I took two bobbins full of singles (which means a single strand of yarn) and plied them together. Now this yarn is ready to knit with. So far I have 571 yards +/-, but I still have more plying to do. So really, I have no idea what my yardage will be; and I also have no idea what I’m going to knit with this. The name of the colorway is “Sailors’ Delight”, hand-dyed by Amber of Taylored Fibers.

But one thing I do know… I am extremely pleased with my spinning!

“Red sky at morning, sailors take warning,
Red sky at night, sailors’ delight!”

Red sky at night, sailors delight.
When we see a red sky at night, this means that the setting sun is sending its light through a high concentration of dust particles. This usually indicates high pressure and stable air coming in from the west. Basically good weather will follow.

Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning.
A red sunrise reflects the dust particles of a system that has just passed from the west. This indicates that a storm system may be moving to the east. If the morning sky is a deep fiery red, it means a high water content in the atmosphere. So, rain is on its way.

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