Bugs and Balls

Bugs and Balls

The aphid battle persists. I am out there every morning with my spray bottle. I may have to start doing it twice a day. I am still determined to beat them without chemicals. How Northwest of me, right? (Update: I bought ladybugs from Amazon and they do the trick! Now I buy them about once a month to keep the aphids in check.)

aphids on a rose bush / warp or weft / warporweft.com

In fiber news, I finished a large project that is a gift. I can't wait to share it with you. It took me a year of working on it a bit at a time. So of course, I picked up another project right away. The yarn was too slippery and thin to mechanically spin it into a ball, so I had to wind this ball by hand. It looks more like an onion than a ball, but it is ready to go. I'll be making the Clapotis wrap with a plum metallic yarn from Blue Heron Yarns. The pattern is free and I am excited for it to be a little sparkly. So many people have said - "this was really popular a few years ago." It's really pretty, so I am bringing it back.

ball of blue heron yarns plum metallic / warp or weft / warporweft.com

Have a great weekend. Do something outside if you can. We could all use a little fresh air now that we are on the verge of summer!

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