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Posted 5/23/2017 7:25pm by Eugene Wyatt.

'Red Pine' in the Heather Yarn Store.

Posted 5/23/2017 11:08am by Eugene Wyatt.

 

Dominique leads from the upper barn the 2nd lambing group (later born) down to the lower pasture; the sheep number about 80 ewes and 120 lambs.

Posted 5/19/2017 2:58pm by Eugene Wyatt.

'20th Century Women' (2016) written and directed by Mike Mills.

In 1979 Santa Barbara, Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening) is a single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women—Abbie, a punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields' home and Julie, a savvy and provocative teenage neighbor—to help with Jamie's upbringing.

I like whatever character Annette Bening plays—she is 'big' in my eyes—along with other cineastes. She plays 'small' parts of her character.

Posted 5/19/2017 1:06pm by Eugene Wyatt.


Edvard Munch (1906)

A 1906 portrait of Friedrich Nietzsche by Edvard Munch. Nietzsche died in 1900.

Notice the blue 'wings' behind him.

Posted 4/16/2017 3:12pm by Eugene Wyatt.

Kristin Stewart

Personal Shopper (2017) directed by Olivier Assayas and starring Kristin Stewart.

In Paris, Maureen (Kristin Stewart) works as a personal shopper for a celebrity. But does she have the ability to speak with spirits like her recently deceased twin brother?

Is the pairing odd, the business of personal shopping and speaking to the deceased? I see no relation between them. She could have been a juggler or a bartender or spoken to sheep.

I've admired Kirsten Stewart since The Clouds of Sils Maria (2014, also directed by Olivier Assayas) In that film: "A veteran actress (Juliette Binoche) comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years earlier" but not as the star—as the older, supporting actress. In The Clouds of Sils Maria Kirsten Stewart plays the actress's personal assistant. Ms. Stewart was awarded the César (the French Oscar) for Best Supporting Actress for her performance.

If you are not convinced that she communicates with the dead as scripted here. Perhaps the fault is in the authors of the screenplay: both the star and the director 'wrote' Personal Shopper.

But she is a fine actor. Pay attention to the personal-shopper business not to the medium business. I recommend Personal Shopper albeit its spookiness.

Posted 1/10/2017 2:26pm by Eugene Wyatt.

Pussyhat Project

Posted 1/10/2017 2:25pm by Eugene Wyatt.

Cochineal

A natural dye to knit your Pussyhat; available in the Worsted Yarn Store.

Posted 12/27/2016 5:34am by Eugene Wyatt.

Breeding Group

Posted 12/20/2016 7:09pm by Eugene Wyatt.

"... —was no longer Albertine’s future, it was her past. Her past? That is the wrong word, since for jealousy there can be neither past nor future, and what it imagines is invariably the present."

The Fugitive, Marcel Proust; translated by Moncrieff, Kilmartin, Enright in the Modern Library Edition, P. 662 

 

"... –ce n’était plus l’Avenir d’Albertine, c’était son Passé. Son Passé? C’est mal dire puisque pour la jalousie il n’est ni passé ni avenir et que ce qu’elle imagine est toujours le Présent."

Albertine disparue, Marcel Proust, Edition Humanis, Loc 45166

Posted 11/19/2016 4:24pm by Eugene Wyatt.

Black Walnuts fall from their trees in October. As a natural dye they make an unusual golden brown color.

Dominique gathers them from the farm driveway and soaks them in spring water for about 2 weeks.

She mordants the yarn with alum and dyes the yarn with the Black Walnut liquor producing a delicious golden brown color. 

A worsted weight singles (2 ounces = 140 yards) to be knit with US #8 needles.

Available in Special Orders.