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Spinning The Garden

Pink and green were official must wear to the boat club colors when I was a kid. Pink Polo or Izod shirts and sweaters, with aligator shorts and boat shoes. I can see myself now. Don’t get me wrong I spent more time at the hunt club in britches, but still made my way to the boat club on occasion. I much prefer to be around the animals than around the water, but growing up on the water, I’ve developed an affinity for it that just doesn’t go away. I don’t like boating and get terribly seasick, but I do enjoy looking at the water and would pick any day to live by the lake or ocean again.

My childhood was fairly amusing – a contrast really. Both my parents are really artists, but my father’s art was in tile. He could lay marble, tile and terrazzo like nobody’s business. He did churches from Buffalo to Duluth, MN in his younger days and then went into business for himself, mostly doing re-models. He was from Sicily and had quite an eye for design and color. This talent and his charming salesman ways gave me fantastic life. The funny thing is we are blue collar to the bone. We were even union. I grew up in the east-side Detroit burbs and I definitely straddled that line between daily work and privilege. If I ever get a chance to write a memoir, I’m calling it “Belle of the Blue Collar Ball.”

Anyway, I’m digressing but like bees to sweet nectar, whenever I see any variation of pink and green I immediately snatch it up. It’s so deep in my subconscious that I often don’t notice it, but I dye a lot of pink and green too. So totally forgotten about, I stumbled along a variation in my stash – merino and tussah – 8 ounces of lucsious pink and green.

Spinning merino and tussah

Here were are spinning. I’m thinking of doing a nice 3-ply for a change – maybe I’ll get a enough for a hat this time. (lol) Maybe I’ll stick to the 2-ply – we’ll see.

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  • The roving and the spun bobbin are beautiful. That wasn’t the post I expected from the title but it was nice to read a slice of your life.
    It will be awhile before any spinning will happen in the gardens around here.

  • Ooooh pink & green… sooooo 80’s hehehe. But it is still one of my favorite combos 🙂 Right now I’m knitting a pink & green scarf for the International Scarf Exchange 6. It is for a knitter in the depths of some cold state in the US (I don’t remember which one right now) and it will be so springy and look good with her chocolate brown coat.

    Cheers Eva

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  • COMMENTS (3)

    1. the burbs 22 March - 2008

      […] The ???off-the-menu??? egg roll appetizer is a hidden treat. Having been a fewwww.menuism.comSpinning The Garden Pink and green were official must wear to the boat club colors when I was a kid.? Pink Polo or Izod […]

    2. Eva 22 March - 2008

      Ooooh pink & green… sooooo 80’s hehehe. But it is still one of my favorite combos 🙂 Right now I’m knitting a pink & green scarf for the International Scarf Exchange 6. It is for a knitter in the depths of some cold state in the US (I don’t remember which one right now) and it will be so springy and look good with her chocolate brown coat.

      Cheers Eva

    3. margene 21 March - 2008

      The roving and the spun bobbin are beautiful. That wasn’t the post I expected from the title but it was nice to read a slice of your life.
      It will be awhile before any spinning will happen in the gardens around here.