Swedish Knitblogger who loves spinning, knitting, dyeing and yarn. I will do some other roundabouts about life too.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

O.T. Garden frenzy and Spin-off review

Lilacs in blume. I have "Beauty of Moskow", "Katherine Havemayer", "Mme Lemonie", "An denken an Ludvig Spät", here is "Pink Glory" above, and below "Sensation" one of my favorites colourwise. And then two "farmer lilacs" that smells wonderful. So, I'm confessing not knitting! Im killing lice on my roses, death to the lily beatle, and then just drawing weeds. But the heat. It is frying my brain. Terrible and fantastic work-day. Not even trying is enough some days. A lot of people are ready for vacation, grumpy men... In the middle of the day, an email came from colourway. Fast, nice and reliable. OK. Spanish word of the day (hubby's fault) Ovillo - which means garnnystan (swe) or hank, yarn ball. Heat. I blame it on the heat. Spanish vibes... Anyhow, my computer is also adding on the heat in my lap) Notice, in Sweden aircondition inside is less near null (we might have it in our cars!)
So, Spin-Off came today from Interweave. A surprisingly good number. I was on the bringe of dropping it, but the Estonian puppets are great (Carol Rhodes and Any Kotli) two fantastic women I met on the Nordic Knitting symposium. Now, I realize they are in Island, and I could have gone. But, I felt so alone there, maybe it brought back a lot of the sorrow from Estonia. Well, not
dwell on that. Spin-off had a great discussion about balancing the yarn. Great, more technical articles and hints. Well, we were discussing peonies. This yellow one is called P. "High Noon". Bloomed for the first time. I have a long list of Peonies. (Molly the witch P. Mlokosewitchi) (which also has a beautiful yellow, sulfur colour), 3 white in blooming right now P. Fen Dian Ban (Phoenix white), P. Goidaishu, and one more...Just leaving are P. Potanini bluming for the first time (redish brown), two P. teunifolia (dillpion), one simple and one double, P. Mai Fleury are showing their last. And this is just a sample. I got as maniac on my peonies as I am on yarn.


villaa ylle said...

Oh I see, I love peonis too, but I am in the stage of "basic acrlyc yarns" compared to you. I have basics like Sarah Bernhard, Festiva Maxima and so on. Now I understand that there are the Noros, cashmeres and silks to be found:) Links are appriciated. Thanks

Garngamen said...

Well, I also have Sarah and Festiva and they do smell great! Links to Peonies? Hmm. Hermann Krupke, Gullmarsfjorden (?) sells them in Sweden. And has a list "to die for". Not cheap. But, nothing is. Other favorites are Edulis Superba (pink, smells great), Bowl of Beauty, Krinkeled White, and the farmar peonies (bondpioner).
Tree peonies are Alberts Pioner (on the garden fair).. Yepp, But - good wool is great! I go as happy for finnish homespun as any cashmere and silks.

HPNY Knits said...

gorgeous flowers. we can only drool here and enjoy our park. in NYC gardens are rare.