“finished” yarn, good bones

I finished the alpaca and corriedale I recently spun. Nothing fancy, just a wash for the alpaca, but I tried to full the corriedale a bit because parts of it were loosely spun and loosely plied.
alpaca_july2010_350yds (1) alpaca_july2010_washed
Before and after, they don’t look much different!

mandy 026 mandy fulled
Before and after, also don’t look much different, but the washed one is a bit fulled, as I’d hoped.

good bones! good deal!

Had to have this (the pics are fuzzy, sorry),
workbench_chair workbench_chair (2) workbench_chair (1)
Passed a yard sale on the way to refrigerator shopping on Saturday and found this workbench chair for TWO DOLLARS. It has such potential. I love the knobs and the framework. It’s even pretty comfortable. The leatherette is some butt ugly (and greasy filthy), but picture this with matte black metal parts and some flashy bright seat coverings (I’m thinking maybe orange and pink).

new fridge!

Right now, this instant, the delivery guys are taking apart the old fridge and about to put the new one in. It is a very UNsexy appliance and I got a utilitarian model. What is great? This…
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8 Responses so far

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    Sara said,

    July 20, 2010 @ 4:13 pm

    Yarn turned out great!!

    Love, love the chair – and it will be so cool when you get it fixed up. I’m thinking bright colors, too!!!

    Great deal on the refrig – love those engery efficient models!!!

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    July 20, 2010 @ 8:41 pm

    Love the yarn – esp. the pink stuff. Saw the chair and am hoping some people are inspired by the stuff I’ve been putting out on my front lawn and Craig’s List.

    And I just finished my American flag socks. Totally cheesy, but totally fun. Now for the appropriate shoes…

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    Melinda said,

    July 20, 2010 @ 9:31 pm

    Gorgeous spinning there Tex!

  4. 4

    Julie said,

    July 21, 2010 @ 5:27 am

    The yarn is gorgeous! I’ll take your word for it that the chair will be too :-)

  5. 5

    Mom said,

    July 21, 2010 @ 1:15 pm

    Hey Lisa.
    Cool – new refrig
    Cool – yarn
    Cool – chair with bright NEW cushion!!
    Tons o’ Love, Mom

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    gramily said,

    July 21, 2010 @ 10:09 pm

    Gotta say I love the workbench chair AS IS. Love the old, old, old details. NO wonder you thought of mentioning this recent purchase as you sat in my Industrial Arts Stool in the kitchen.

    @Blogless Carrie – I’m thinking red Converse All Stars sneakers/Chuck Taylors is what those socks need.

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    Chris said,

    July 22, 2010 @ 12:35 pm

    I’m having a hard time seeing the chair with your vision!

    Yay for the new fridge. Does it seem to have more space?

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    Andra said,

    July 26, 2010 @ 5:21 pm

    And I’ll bet the new fridge is much QUIETER too. Less costly to run is great, but not being able to hear my fridge from my bedroom is PRICELESS!

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