Well FINALLY…

…they’re blooming.

They're blooming!!

Just in time for the big-ass thunderstorm that hit us last night.  I now have one bloom down…fan-freakin-tastic.  I swear, my peonies bloom every year just in time for either a huge thunderstorm or a hailstorm.  *sigh*  Tell me again why I do this?

In spinning news, here is the ‘Toronto’ (I think? I can’t find the tag!  grrr) Merino/Bamboo that I purchased in Cummington from Spunky Eclectic (I didn’t show you this one in my earlier post, I was holding out):

Spunky Eclectic Merino/Bamboo in 'Toronto'

I forgot to stick a penny in there to show you the single width, this likes to spin up very fine.  In fact, it’s really hard to keep it from spinning up into frog hair.  I’m going for a two-ply laceweight, odds are good I’ll ply from a center pull ball using my Will Taylor kate – the upright posts keep the ball from collapsing on itself.

Also, here is the ‘Enchanted’ superwash Merino also purchased at Cummington this year from the Wool Peddler:

Enchanted Singles

I’m going for a two-ply fingering or sport-weight with this one.  I took the 4oz hank, split it in half and spun the first half with long color repeats.  Then I took the second half and split it into four lengths and am spinning that with shorter color repeats.  I’ll ply the two together and hopefully won’t get mud. (I’m pretty sure I won’t but hey, I’ve been surprised before!)  ;o))

That’s all I’m spinning at the moment – it’s pretty cool how fast a spinning project wraps up when you practice project monogamy.  Who knew?  hehe

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22 thoughts on “Well FINALLY…

  1. Your singles are just beautiful!
    My peonies have suffered a similar fate year after year. They bloom and then we get a week of rain. The color of yours are stunning. Mine are a duller pink.

    Karen’s last blog post..Alive, really.

  2. Oooo, pretties! My bearded irises also tend to bloom at peak rain season, so I often just cut them and put them in a vase so I can actually enjoy them. This year looks like I might have to do that with all the flowers! Will rainy season ever stop??

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  3. Anne says:

    OK, I am In. Love. with that Lazy Kate!! Wonder if my hubby could make one for me…heh heh heh…

  4. Hattie says:

    Those are the two vendors I bought from too! Except I got yarn from spunky eclectic. It does look like Toronto, I have it in bfl I think.

  5. Don’t you hate that with peonies? Makes me nuts. Then I have to get rid of the ants if I bring the blooms indoors. But the fragrance is to die for.

    As are the colors in Toronto, just lovely.

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  6. Beautiful colors on your singles. I hope they ply the way you want them to.

    My mom had ring supports to keep her peonies upright, but they are very fragile when it comes to wind and rain. Such glorious pinks and reds though.

    Brenda’s last blog post..FO: Leaf Lace Shawl

  7. Those peonies are so bright they almost blew out your color sensor! They always remind me of roses, with less maintenance. Very pretty. :)

    Love the spinning, it’s going to be gorgeous when it’s done!

    Tina M.’s last blog post..Patience is a Virtue

  8. I adore peonies. They are among my favoritest flowers. There are huge mounds of them growing outside my office and I have permission to cut as much as I like. My house and office are awash in peonies, mostly the white ones. Yours are beautiful.

  9. That is fabulous spinning! I have been thinking about the different ways to split a roving, and I am quite curious to see the results of the fingering/sport spin. Of course, I always love the lace, and it is already gorgeous.
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