or what I do when I am not working or farming …

Kangaroo in my pocket

Posted by mobarger on Nov-18-2009

Kangaroo Dyer Mystery
New England Autumn

Have you discovered Kangaroo Dyer yet?

Kangaroo Dyer

I might have. (Although i don’t remember how…)

Kangaroo Dyer
Painted Desert in Springtime

I just love the muted colors, and the way she chooses them to go together.

Kangaroo Dyer
Rooster Tails

Don’t you?

Inspired by Rhubarb

Posted by mobarger on Nov-8-2009

Oct. Fiber Barista Shipment

The October Fiber Baristas shipment. This one comes DT Craft & Design from the UK! She sent it along with some candies and a recipe for Rhubarb crumble.

Oct. Fiber Barista Shipment

The color is inspired by rhubarb and the included recipe. It’s “Crumble Rumble,” a mix of reds, purples and dark pinks.

Rhubarb mosaic

It’s amazing how inspiring this poisonous little plant can be! Look at the sampling of pix from Flickr. Many are inspired by its color, taste and texture. The leaves contain oxalates and are poisonous, the stalks not so much. Other plants that we eat that contain varying amounts of oxalates in their leaves are spinach, peas and potatoes.

Fiesta Boomerang Rhubarb
But it continues to inspire dyers, and apparently me too. Here is Fiesta Boomerang in Rhubarb from my stash.

Numma Numma Toasty Boo Rhubarb
And Numma Numma ToastyBoo.

And that third one from the left is Rhubarber in Wollmeise.

I find rhubarb inspiring for it means spring and warmth and green growth. And for the next 6 months we will have none of that! Are you inspired by rhubarb?

Photo Assistants

Posted by mobarger on Nov-2-2009

Hazel Knits Oct 2009 shipment

Yesterday, I took advantage of the nice fall day to take some stash pictures. This skein is from Hazel Knits October Sock Club (I know, another sock club!) and the colorway is “Cascade Canopy.” It’s so pretty. The green just glows.

Hazel Knits Oct 2009 shipment

Here is the other skein. This color is “Path To The Peaks.” The wind blew that bottom leaf right on top of the yarn just as I snapped, I thought it was perfect.

Group of chickens

I quickly had an audience!

Can we eat yarn?

No one was sure what I was doing, or more importantly, if it involved food.

Is it food?

Everyone had to take a look.

Murph and everyone

Even Murphy, and he’s an old pro.