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A few months ago I was searching for a model to use to post things on Etsy. This was just after Walter Cronkite passed away and I was listening to his autobiography (the abridged version performed by Cronkite himself).  While listening to that amazing voice tell his own story, I wandered over to my favorite junk shop and found Wally the Model.  $25 plus another 25% off. How could I resist?

I think Wally the Model used to hang on the wall of a department store, modeling t-shirts or white-and-navy striped cotton sweaters. Now he gets to model scarves and jewelry for us on Etsy.  Here you’ll find him modeling a sample from my new stripy series.  I just cannot resist buying those orphan skeins of yarn – you know, the ones where there’s only one skein left of some fabulous color?   There are only so many one-skein hats you can make before you have to move on.

I’ve started winding out random numbers of warp threads in different colors, and composing on the loom as I put the threads on.  This one is a combination of silk, raw silk, wool, cashmere, and pink baby lama. Overall it reminds me of  Brach`s Neapolitan Coconut Sundaes candies – good enough to eat!

“I can’t imagine a person becoming a success who doesn’t give this game of life everything he’s got.” – Walter Cronkite


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