Still Life

With spindle…

And a closeup of that spindle.

I may actually reach my goal of finishing this fiber up by the end of the month. Here’s the handy-dandy drug dealer’s scale (AKA HDDDS) showing how much is left to spin.

21.2 grams, or a little less than 3/4 ounce. I started with 8 ounces of this stuff.

This post would have been up much earlier today, but it took me awhile to find the HDDDS. I finally located it under a pile of crap in my office. It amazes me how quickly this place degenerates into something resembling a poorly organized junk shop. On the upside, I found the sunglasses I haven’t seen since Wintergrass last month. They were in the bag I had at Wintergrass. Go figure.

I also forgot to post photos of our Fat Tuesday celebration. We had seafood gumbo and John’s favorite cornbread recipe. Here’s the roux in process.

And John stirring:

And the finished product.



Still Life — 11 Comments

  1. Chef John has excellent technique — wine glass in one hand, whisk in the other. Looks scrumptious!

  2. Y’all always seem to have the best celebrations! I need to learn a thing or two from you guys…

  3. YUM! Looks delicious.

    LOL! I still laugh every time you refer to the HDDS and think how you inspired me to order one from Amazon… and under the “people who bought this also bought” area were books on marijuana horticulture.

  4. Great food and beautiful fiber! Must be nice to have a husband who will cook for you. By the way, what do you have your previously spun fiber on in the picture? Is it the used paper towel/toilet paper roll? Whatever it is-very clever!

  5. Mmmmmm – that gumbo looks good (& I do not like seafood at all). I only had gumbo once when we were in SE La for Mardi Gras – not enough. I kind of wanted to go into NO to the Gumbo Shop in the French Quarter (with maybe a little side trip to the Quarter Stitch) but we decided that Mardi Gras was not the time to go. Next time. And next time I will insist on going to Juban’s in BR for gumbo. Having eaten gumbo at many,many places, I have to say that I think they have the best of the not seafood variety. As far as I know they are the only place that uses a duck base rather than chicken & it is sooo yummy. And they have homemade sweet potato chips (dusted with powdered sugar) on each table. I am getting humgry just thinking about it. Love your still life with spindle!