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Boulder’s Own Eclipse-Spinner: D-Squared, Debi Spins Yarn To Gold!

Debi is a multi-state and international award winner in several areas of the fiber arts. She is known especially for her designer yarns and for spinning exotic fibers. Dog, wolf, sheep and goats of course, yak, and the list goes on.  She has spun many Goldens and is known for her dog spinning. Seriously! She spins it so well that the bark is still in it when she’s done!

She shares this with a childhood and ongoing love for astronomy.

In this pic, Debi is looking through a telescope while spinning yarn. She’s looking through a “Sun Filter” on the front of the telescope. We were viewing this through a telescope ONLY because we had a very unusual 3-layer mylar sun filter on the telescope, and took other precautions.

We are not in the totality on Monday, and I’ll take 65% anytime. The press would have us think that the eclipse ends at the some imagined hard line. Like a cliff at the edge of totality, going down to nothing, no eclipse here.” My experience is “that’s nonsense.” It is of course a gradual reduction in the intensity of the eclipse’s impact.   The local 65% is amazing, and given clear skies or mostly or somewhat clear skies, should not be missed.View properly of course.

Debi certainly was not going to miss the last solar eclipse, 2017. She also was not going to interrupt her drop spindling, nor did she need to. It was watching a master spinner at work. Debi is spinning yarn, with this piece being small, smooth and even. The length of yarn she has hanging goes from her raised left hand to the drop spindle a couple of inches over the ground, and spinning. She’ll stop it shortly and wrap this long piece of yarn onto the drop spindle. She’ll add to the growing pyramid of spun gold!

We’re happy I suggest with 65% Totality on Monday. This picture was taken in 2017, when we had a 94% totality solar eclipse in our Boulder back yards. That was then, this is not. <grin>

The most recent total solar eclipse in the US was in 2017, and an interval of only seven years is unusual. The previous one before that took place in 1979, and the next one visible in the contiguous US will not be until August 2044.

Lenny Lensworth Frieling, photograph

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