Saturday, May 30, 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
A friend of mine asked me the other day if I wanted some raw wool. I said "Sure!" expecting a handful. Was I ever surprised to find that it was an entire fleece!! Twenty pounds worth.
Wow! Where to start?? I joined a great group on Ravelry who have given me a lot of help on the way.
It's been such a learning experience along the way. I've already been thinking of spinning wheels. :-)
I received a surprise drop spindle as a RAK gift from Ravelry last month and while I had fun playing around with it, I've found a local teacher who is going to help me understand how to use it better. I've also been gifted several bags of fiber from generous ravelers. I feel so blessed to have "met" so many neat folks.
One thing I received this year was more pen pals than I can write fast enough back through the RAK group on Ravelry. Ex-family wanted me to think that "No one writes letters anymore", but my mailbox is filled each week by friends that prove otherwise. Thank you to all my pen pals that write me. I'm so thankful for each of you. And speaking of letters, I'll be writing each of you back soon!!
I will be posting more pics of the raw fleece to wool yarn transformation.
The first picture is straight out of the box. The second picture is after a cool water soak. More pics tomorrow hopefully.
I can see in the future how addicting this is going to be. I may just never buy commercial yarn again. :/
My dear sweet hubby ordered these needles for me a week or so ago, and they came in the mail yesterday.
I really like them. I was trying to decide between these and the bamboo hiya hiya needles. I was fortunate to be able to try them both out beforehand.
I actually thought I'd go with the latter set until I ordered a "try it set" from knit picks. I was hooked! The needles took a bit of adjusting but in no time my needles were flying!
I was worried that my fingertips would feel the points, but since using them I haven't used my fingertips once to slide the yarn off. The yarn just slides right off!
I haven't knitted this way before but loving it. Lol.
I've got two projects going so far on them, but keeping it a secret as they are gifts.
Will post up pics when received.
Friday, May 15, 2015
It is with sadness that I type these words.
Missy was attacked by a friend's Rottweiler while out on a walk with me.
Without going into details of that horrific night, we chose to put her to sleep when the vet told us her prognosis.
Missy will be greatly missed and always remembered.
Rest in peace, Missy.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
I made it through our first real hail storm in the camper. It's hailed a tiny bit before but not like this.
It was really loud but thank goodness no damage to the camper was done.
At one point I grabbed the mattress and slid under it with the dog. It only slides off a tiny bit before hitting the doors, but just enough to hide my head and upper body under. It's better than nothing.
Missy didn't seem to mind the loud pounding noises, but then again she can sleep through me vacuuming the house! (Sometimes)
She only had a fit when I locked her in the bathroom to take some pictures outside.
It never occurred to me to take pictures as it was hailing.
Here are a few shots I got afterwards.