Thursday, October 30, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
And while I don't really believe the boys will get a chance to drive the "slowmobile" anytime soon, its a sign of good and chilly things to come.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Well, to be honest, I have 1 sleeve and one cuff. But it is a start.
While Hubby was at the livestock auction yesterday I even managed to move one of the dressers back into the craftroom. I had to grab the hand truck from the barn, and polish and clean it up, and add new hand carts, but I got it in place as well as the bookshelf. Magazines are in their holders on the dresser, and books are on the bookshelf. (What a concept!) The best thing is that I also attached the swift and ball winder to the top of the bookcase so I now have a dedicated winding station.Some of the books are a bit oversized but at least they are all together.
Oh, did you notice I got a new camera?
Friday, October 17, 2008
I would post pictures of the sweater, but unfortunately I need to get a new camera. The zoom button broke off the camera. I can zoom using a toothpick, or pen, but kinda ruins the mood of the picture taking.
Spinning guild met this morning. I am still spinning some deep cranberry colored silk/Cormo blend. I also started carding my pygora with some faulklands. I got some done and will hand card the rest. But it does spin wonderfully on one of my Kundert spindles. The white wool gives a nice tint to it as well. I may need to send for more.
Yeah, like I need more fiber.
Remember the previous pictures of PART of the stash. But it is a nice blend.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
And in another corner, or at least along the wall are my spinning wheels, waiting for the Traditional to make an appearance. I still have lots to move back in. Hubby lost interest once the manual labor was done. I plan to move two of the dressers back in to hold knitted goodies along with a good dose of Cedar or Lavender scented goodies. I suppose I better put the bed back too. It is destined for the roving corner but I plan to assemble it upside down, like a trundled bed. Lots of room for wool underneath that way, and tubs can always go on top too. I think that once I bring in the 2 4X4 plywood squares, I can just pull out matching tubs to balance the boards on for blocking. So far the center of the floor is fairly empty.
Hmmmm. Good thing there aren't any fiber festivals for a long time. I may just take a year long moratorium.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
And I want to say for the record that the Welcome Motel was a very nice motel--a family run operation, clean, and we even had fresh flowers in the room. We couldn't believe that they were real, until we tipped the vase and felt the water.
We unloaded most of our stuff at the fair grounds on Friday evening after arriving and then set-up Saturday morning. Since there were 4 of us, I had plenty of time to check out the other vendors. Probably too much time, as I did some hefty fiber shopping. I found lots of roving, and concentrated on fiber I haven't tried, I got some silk blends, some buffalo blend, and some more of the fabulous Raspberry Bunnie--the same batch as the ball I got in Allegan. I ended up needing to send it back with Rachel, as our van was very full.
And of course, my favorite and nearly last purchase was Sadie, a beautiful little12 week black satin angora bunny. I hadn't planned on replacing Mocha, but my friends practically forced me to purchase the little honey. She is very tame and used to being handled. I hope we can get along much better.
One nice thing about this festival at West Branch was getting to know vendors. I have a couple that I purchased from (Yarn Hallow and Yarn or a Tale) that I found on Ravelry so I will have easy access to their fiber after this.
Great weekend. Fun times.