I was taking photos of yarn to see if I could sell on ebay, in attempt to lessen my random stash. This very old cotton nubby yarn is from the 80’s, which was my mother’s, and which she purchased just before she died. I was proceeding with photographing to sell, and in doing so I just fell in love with it. I just can’t let this little stash of ‘Giselle’ go, I am posting it here instead, in honor of it ~ rather ~ in honor of my mother’s knitting. I love photographing beneath the south-east skylight, in late winter, as the particular seasonal light seems to sometimes make things look so rich with color, texture and a glow, which of course, is rich with memories. I remember fondly my mom knitting a lot. So I’m keeping these little nubby cotton skeins, just to have with me. Just to have a bit of my mom’s yarn.
Now that I have looked differently at these yarns, I am thinking I will hang on to my stash, all of it, and there’ll be a time when they will speak to me. The Vernal Equinox will be here in a blink, and the wild fruit trees are already starting to tentatively blossom here!
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And now, a new tune for a new season! This latest tune recorded just a few days ago at John’s, may bring to mind some quaint scene from Wind In The Willows, but actually, it came about this way : Taking a break composing a different tune, while John made tea, I was messing around with ascending and descending notes, then John brought in the tea. John soon came up with some perfect chords, and then a sort of changing melody started to gel. We agreed it would be very pleasing to descend in the minor, and ascend in the major ….and to quick record it ! But that’s not all. John’s wire-haired Jack Russell Terrier named “Badger” would not stop gnawing loudly on his chew toy, so , in order to get a recording without Badger chewing loudly in the background, we had to take it from him. (Poor Badger. Think of him giving us the sad-eye while we recorded this.)