Archive for October, 2008
I found really good instructions on how to use the top spindle from youtube and finally got the hang of it. Of course I dont look very expert – but the job gets done.
Am currently using twisted.etsy.com ‘s rodney colorway roving that I got way back in spring of 2008 and am practicing handspun yarn. Its very “artsy”:)
will post pictures of the unevenly wound first attempts once I crochet it into something.
My mother will be ever so amused when I tell her I can finally use a spindle (she is quite the expert [at least in my eyes] – even now when she can barely see, her fingers are nimble – - spinner of khadi cotton yarn on her ancient charkha used when she and my father moved with Gandhi followers way back when…).
The window on my left side
as I sit facing the west
while the sun rises behind me…
watching the colors and textures ..
There is something about the light rays that come down from behind as the sun rises
Something in the way they reflect on the colors and textures around me
the way they caress the leaves of the trees outside the window
the leaves changing colours as fall sets in
but nonetheless reminding me of the coconut leaves whispering to me
as I sat at another window to my left side