i was on the spinners marketplace forum on ravelry a few nights ago while VERY drunk and ended up buying these in a destash. the big one is clun forest (which is a breed of sheep I'd never even heard of, so that's fun), the white is angora (which I've never had the chance to use before) and the multicolored one is merino, which i kind of hate spinning BUT it matches my chair. so. had to buy it, obviously.
also it turned out the person i got it from literally lives in the next city over. kind of wish i could have just taken the train to pick it up from them instead of paying shipping (though i get why they didn't offer, what with the pandemic)
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In need of help from ppl familiar with Russian literature/Anna Akhmatova's poetry :]
I'm looking for a poem in Russian and I haven't been able to find it for hours now. I have an Anna Akhmatova poetry collection in Hungarian, copy from 1978, and in it there's a poem titled "distant voice" that seemingly has two parts. I tried to find it in Russian and I managed to find the first part of it, titled "Сказал, что у меня соперниц нет" but the second part is nowhere to be found.
From this I'm guessing that they're separate poems that for some reason got translated together? It's about love, I haven't been able to find even the English translation, but the starting line would be something like "long ago, when love ignited in our damned hearts like cross of an altar"
The Hungarian translation is this:
Régen, mikor kigyúlt a szerelem
elítélt szívünkben oltárkeresztként
szelíd galamb-asszonyként nem hajoltál
szívemre: tépted keselyű-karommal.
Átok bűnével, első hitszegéssel
ittad szomjuhozó társadat.
De itt az idő zöld szemedbe nézni,
kegyetlen ajkadtól hiába kérni
édességes igét, vagy olyan esküt,
amilyet még soha senki se mondott,
amilyet nem hallottál még te sem.
És miközben megmérgeztem a forrást
a pusztaságban vizet keresőnek,
eltévedtem magam is, szomjan égek,
a sötétben a forrást nem lelem.
Halált iszik, aki a vízre hajlik.
De szomját a halál sem oltja el.
If anyone has guesses maybe reply or message me, I'd really really appreciate it <3
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So I signed up to bring cake to the big family dinner tomorrow night (now that everyone’s fully vaccinated huzzah!) so I’m in the baking aisle at the store thinking “Hm, 20 people, should probably do 3 round cake pans’ worth, so that’ll be 3 boxes.” And into the cart they go.
It’s only after I have them all dumped into the bowl and I’m adding 9 EGGS and 3 FULL CUPS OF MILK that I start to wonder, “Maybe something’s a little off here?”
And behold on the back of the box the instructions say it makes enough for two round cake pans.
And now it’s 10pm and I’m on the verge of tears because trying to mix so much sludge at once activated my carpal tunnel and I have run out of pans trying to cook the 8 pounds of chocolate doom I’ve created, and now I’ve also run out of places to put them and there’s STILL 3 MORE IN THE OVEN
moral of the story, and i cannot stress this enough: read. the. BOX.
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