Friday, October 3, 2008

Heart Of Gold

I started dyeing some merino roving Wednesday and was looking at some paint chips from Lowe's paint department, I collect then for color ideas. Cantaloupe orange type color is a favorite of mine so I gave it a try. Now that I keep recipes of my color ways I want to give them names. Can't name the color cantaloupe or melon every color like this is named melon. That's when "Heart of Gold" came to mind. Close to Reno just east on Hwy 395 is Fallon. You could say Fallon is the banana belt of Northern Nevada. The area is very agricultural with a longer growing season then over by Reno and in the summer a bunch of farms in Fallon grow cantaloupe. The main variety is called "Heart Of Gold" and these farms sell them, I believe, world wide. Or at least all over the US to fine restaurants. They are a wonderful sweet cantaloupe.


The top roving is "Heart Of Gold" and my other color isn't named yet. The roving at each end is painted then the center four have the same colors only they had just drops of color on the them. The roving above is all 19.5 micron merino I ordered from Ashland Bay.
This all reminded me of another Heart Of Gold by Neil Young a favorite song from long ago! And I'm getting old!


8 comments:

Laura said...

The unnamed one should be "Peach Parfait" - it looks good enough to eat!!

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Add one of the 'Heart of Gold' to my reserve list :)
Gorgeous!
Dont tell anybody though, Im not suppsed to buy anymore wool until I find something to do with the stuff I have. ...like he would quite buying guns, HA

Helen + ilana = Hi said...

Thanks for stopping by. I love your colourways. Mayhap I'll become a customer!

Sharon said...

I had better sell a lot of soap because you're coming up with a lot of tempting stuff. Heart of Gold is on my iPod and cycles though on shuffle every so often. I'm not sure I understand all the lyrics but I still like the song.

paula said...

Hi Mim! I just ran into your blog and thought it was lovely, especially the photos! I can relate to everything you say, since I live across the road from you. (Please, no skunks here!!) I also have one of the roving akita children (G). Mine's an Akitaweiler. And I'm also waiting for Winter to come crashing down around us. (;-) Nice blog.

lois & Brook Moore said...

Oh Mim, more gorgeous roving! Please save something from the Heart of Gold colorway for me...yes, I am a certified "dyed in the wool" fiberholic!

And thanks for the Neil Young...guess I am getting old too, but in the bargain, I get to have all these memories!

Tina T-P said...

Oh Mim - your rovings are just beautiful - I especially like the pastel bluey-greeny-lavender one on the bottom - but all the ones on your blog from last week are gorgeous too. :-) T.

June said...

Oooh, another source for dyed roving! Found you via Becky (sittin.n.spinnin) and just love her and the new colors you have come up with!