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The Writing & Other Projects of Elizabeth Barrette
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Good news includes all the things which make us happy or otherwise feel good. It can be personal or public. We never know when something wonderful will happen, and when it does, most people want to share it with someone. It's disappointing when nobody is there to appreciate it. Happily, blogging allows us to share our joys and pat each other on the back.

What good news have you had recently? Are you anticipating any more? Have you found a cute picture or a video that makes you smile? Is there anything your online friends could do to make your life a little happier?

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This poem came out of the Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from DW user Satsuma. It also fills the "charcoal" square in my 9-1-19 card for the Arts and Crafts Festival, and the square in my 9-2-19 card for the Ladiesbingo fest.  This poem belongs to the Path of the Paladins series.

This microfunded poem is being posted one verse at a time, as donations come in to cover them.  The rate is $0.50/line, so $5 will reveal 10 new lines, and so forth. There is a permanent donation button on my profile page, or you can contact me for other arrangements. You can also ask me about the number of lines per verse, if you want to fund a certain number of verses.
So far sponsors include: DW user Satsuma, DW user Lilliane

FULLY FUNDED
291 lines, Buy It Now = $58
Amount donated = $50
Verses posted = 32 of 38 

Amount remaining to fund fully = $8
Amount needed to fund next verse = $0.50
Amount needed to fund the verse after that = $2


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I found this interesting article about fades and speckles in yarn.  Understand that there are many different ways to create these effects, and that influences the final results.

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I stumbled across instructions for making your own self-striping yarn with dip dyes. There are other ways. You can hank the yarn in several sections and spray or squirt dye on them. You can tie lengths of pre-dyed yarn together, which is sloppy but the way people often do it. Or to get clever, you can splice the different colors. There are lots of ways to join yarns.  One of the most efficient ways is to spin it -- a lot of handspun yarns have two or more colors twisted together.  Splices blend right in, whether you are doing it on the wheel or while using the yarn.

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