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Accompanied by his apostles and hailed by a man perched in the branches of a tree beside the road, Jesus enters the city of Jerusalem upon an ass, an event commemorated on #PalmSunday.

This depiction recalls the Roman emperor's "Adventus," or ceremonial entry into a city, which could include citizens throwing their cloaks onto the ground before him. John the Evangelist interpreted the event as the realization of the Old Testament prophet Zechariah's claim: "Behold, your king is coming, sitting on an ass's colt." The placement of the figures on a solid field of gold, seemingly floating above the ground line, creates a sense of otherworldliness and emphasizes the sacred nature of the event.

The Entry into Jerusalem, about 1030 - 1040, Ottonian.
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Some yarn implied today.
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I made my first attempt spinning cashmere in November and December as a gift for a friend of mine. The spinning wasn't as hard as I'd assumed it would be, and the finished skeins turned out absolutely beautifully. I shared all of my notes from the process since the spinning went so well.

That said, I'm still very much a cashmere newbie. Any tips for future cashmere spinning? Or good sources for more of the fiber?

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Words is pretty cool. Check it out on Google Play Games. See if you can beat my score!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.asgardsoft.words&pcampaignid=GPG_shareGame

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I didn't have a chance to share my last skein of 2015 with you guys! It's 167 yards of Navajo ply Cheviot that I dyed for Spinning Box. 22WPI.
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My latest yarn! 80% Alpaca 20% Nylon. The single was spun 44 wpi at a 20 degree twist angle, Navajo plied at a 25 degree twist angle and turned out to be 17 wpi average. Didn't quite make it into the goal of 20 wpi or more, but it's my thinnest and most consistent yet. 198 yards/2 oz. I'm so glad that we found this fiber, it so luxurious!! From Joyful Journey alpacas here in Hayward!! Check out their website for amazing stuff!!
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Way to spend a night.
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I have pre-drafted these fiber nests. 4.5 oz. of Superwash Merino Wool. It is super soft and squishy, perfect for a wrap I am planning to make with the finished yarn. I will be spinning them into a sport weight single today!!
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