I special roving caught my eye last weekend. It was love at first sight. I knew Wildflowers had to be mine and through the magic of the internet, it came to be…
I think what makes Wildflower so special is “that color” that is so hard to describe. Sometimes, it is called Sangria, but I think it is exactly the color of this Trillium (May 20, 2007, Campbell Falls State Park, CT) :
I’m a bit more than half way through spinning this already because the soft merino fibers literally just flow through my fingers. It is actually pretty difficult to be taking the time away from it to write this blog post. Where does this luscious fiber come from, I bet you are wondering. I don’t know where I have been to have just discovered this online shop last weekend, but it is from Sunshine Yarns – Handpainted Yarns and Fibers by Dani. Simply wonderful… now back to that spinning!
I finished my Jaywalkers today! Woot! After 2 years, it is about time! My dad was watching my progress on these. I had been determined to finish them before he came home from Valerie Manor, but he beat me and came home on Tuesday and I didn’t finish my knitting until today.
I can’t believe how helpful this Frog It or Finish It KAL has been. I’m getting so many projects off my plate. It is so cathartic. Next week, I will have to look for a new one.
I wanted to take an “artsy” Jaywalker photo, but I just couldn’t find a really good background so all I have to offer you is this rather silly one. Oh the things we do to display the objects of our obsession.
Happy Spring everyone and have a great weekend! Guess what I saw on my first day of spring? Do you remember Rotund the Woodchuck? Well, now I have 2 woodchucks. I saw them out grazing in my field. I thought that one was possibly a baby though it would be pretty large to be a baby. After reading about woodchucks in Wikipedia, I think they might be a mating pair:
The breeding season extends from early March to mid- or late April, after hibernation. A mated pair remains in the same den throughout the 28-32 day gestation period. As birth of the young approaches in April or May, the male leaves the den. One litter is produced annually, usually containing 2-6 blind, hairless and helpless young. Young groundhogs are weaned and ready to seek their own dens at five to six weeks of age.
What does this mean? That I could possibly have 7 to 8 woodchucks in 6 weeks? I think it may be best to not put too much effort in my garden this year, don’t you?
Snickerdoodle always comes running into my office whenever he hears my printer start up. Obsessed would be a bit of an understatement, lol! Anyway–I think this photo would make a cute LOLCAT if I could just think of something funny to write… Currently, I’m thinking something like “CQ Kitten – Iz let no miztakes get byz me.”
I’ve started a spinning project for myself – I have 6 ounces of 60% superfine merino (80’s) wool/ 20% cashmere/ 20% angora roving which I purchased from Blarney Yarn last year. I dyed it in some happy colors to help brighten the days as I wait for spring. It is SO soft. I love it! I hope I can make it to the spinning group at the new LYS this week. It is amazing how much spinning you can do in 2 hours when you are away from the phone, the laundry, and the computer!
I’m on the Phat Fiber blog! Click here to see. This is so exciting. I just wish I had more time to add things to the shop today. My sample for this month is called Caireen, and don’t worry she will be popping up in my shop for sale as soon as I get the listing together. Here is another sneak peek until she is all set for public consumption:
which was to become the Butterfly Lace Cropped Cardigan. Why frog? Well, I don’t remember doing this, but I had listed the 7 unused balls of this lime Cathay on Ravelry as “will trade or sell,’ and well, I sold it. So no more Lace Cropped Cardigan for me… I’m actually not sure that I’m actually going to frog this. I think I may just bind off and block and some agent or the other may like it as a Webkinz blanket or such.
Lots of stuff going on around here this week. First, we started with a snow day which included a trip to the ER and a hospital stay for my dad. (He is ok–he is going to rehab today to gain some strength though.) Then I had some catch up stuff to do at work followed by finally sending out my samples to Jesse at Phat Fiber. Yesterday, I had a marathon day of photographing and listing items in my esty shop (I still have more, but running out of time again. drats.). This morning I ordered new wool, an upgrade to my Photoshop elements, and Quickbooks. (I really hope Quickbooks is easier to use than Photoshop or my next blogpost may show the little men in the white coats coming to take me away!)
So to close this turbo-blog post, I’ll leave you with a mini-sneak peek (this is really mini as these are just the labels–I forgot to take a photo of all the finished ones before I sealed the box.) of my Phat Fiber samples for the March Box. Have a great weekend!
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