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DGD1's Quilt is finished and the backing purchased. Off to my long-arm friend, Julie (Julie Thorum, Mountaintop Quilting,



Julie showed up at Common Threads on Thursday at my house. She brought Ellen's pineapple quilt, quilting done:



Here's the back, showing the quilting.



Julie also quilted Janet's African whole-cloth quilt. The fabric for the top was purchased by Janet's daughter during a service trip to Africa.



And here's the back, showing the African-themed pantograph:



Not much knitting getting done, what with the pressure to finish the batik quilt for DGD1, but I have managed to do a little spinning in the evenings.

Progress on spinning the PA sapphire blue merino: bobbin #3 almost done. I picked this up at Twisted in Portland, so it's a souvenir of my visit there for Sock Summit.


A couple of months ago, I picked up a little supported spindle at the garage sale of a friend. It was supposed to rest in a bowl while spinning, but the bowl was missing. I had been looking for a replacement bowl. Well, my friend found the bowl, and Sunday she brought it to me, along with the diz that went with it. I should have put something in the photo for scale, but the spindle without the bowl is 5 1/4" high, just to give you an idea.



All three were made by Rod Stevens of Woodchuck Products, Taos, NM. (He doesn't have a website.) On the bottom it has the initials R.D.S., the artist, I assume, and "Bubinga." I found out that it's the name of the wood. We thought it was teak, which it resembles. Bubinga is an African luxury wood, often used in archer's bows, and harps and other musical instruments.

There were also the letters "WP" on the bottom of the bowl, I assume for Woodchuck Products. The diz has a tiny, tiny hole. I will have to use my tiniest crochet hook to get the fiber through it. It should give me a very fine strand of predrafted fiber for spinning. (Thanks go to Goatboy on Ravelry for identifying the spindle, and to Pickle Peg for posting it there.)

I hope to get some knitting done this week. I'll let you know. In the meantime, if you work, have ever worked, hope to get a job soon or are pregnant, happy Labor Day!

What's on my needles: Still the Bees Knees Cardi and the Lullaby socks.
What's on my wheel: PA hand-dyed Merino, bobbin #3.
What's on my iPad: Finished Deliver Us From Evil. Trying to decide what to listen to next.
What's my app of the week: World Clock, so I can keep track of when my UK friends are sleeping.
What's in my wine glass: A nice Barbera from Montevina Winery in Amador County, CA, 2008.

Note: This blog post was produced entirely on the iPad with some assistance of the MacBook. No other computer was used in any stage of composition or posting, and no Windows were opened, waited for or cleaned.

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Comment by Peggy Stuart on September 12, 2011 at 9:20pm
The more cheering, the better! Jo, it's Greek to me!
Comment by EmilyVictoria on September 12, 2011 at 6:38pm
YAY Greek!  Sorry Peggy just had to being that I'm Greek.
Comment by KnitWhich? on September 12, 2011 at 8:36am

Greek lesson:  Counting from 10 to 20:


10 = Deka

11 = Endeka

12 = Dodeka

13 = Dekatria

14 = Dekatessera

15 = Dekapente

16 = Dekaeksi

17 = Dekaefta

18 = Dekaokto

19 = Dekaenea

20 = Eikosi

Comment by cherylbwaters on September 11, 2011 at 8:54am
Nothing worse than using something that looks dirty when you are cleaning. It can make you feel dirty.
Comment by Peggy Stuart on September 11, 2011 at 5:55am
Looks like the party went on without me last night! I made a washcloth out of Dishie in "Pomegranite" last night and started a second think I can get three out of a ball. The first one took 28 gm. They should look better than the ones I made out of beige cotton. Those look dirty when they're clean.
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on September 10, 2011 at 9:24pm
I knew octo was 8... I was just doing 9, in my own fashion... LOL  Looks like we have gone off the deep end.. ROFL.
Comment by cherylbwaters on September 10, 2011 at 9:13pm
I knew neuf was French for 9. I just thought perhaps you were using a double entendra. And because there was a jump, I got lost and didn't even realize poor ten had been left out in the cold.
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on September 10, 2011 at 9:10pm
No, I decided to change languages... neuf - 9 (french) - then we skipped 10 and 11... maybe we have had enough (or nuff)!
Comment by cherylbwaters on September 10, 2011 at 9:04pm
singe = since
Comment by cherylbwaters on September 10, 2011 at 9:02pm

Isn't dodecaedro the Spanish word for dodecahedron?

And you skipped anything for 11. I think I would make it henditto singe an 11 sided polygon is a hendecagon. But I thought maybe we were going to stop after Susan said "Neuf that!" I surely thought she was saying we'd had enough.

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