Monday, March 27, 2006
Presenting....."RM's Sweetheart".... the newest addition to our family. Sweety is a chocolate Jersey Wooly doe, born on Valentine's Day of 2005. She is very timid, but I bring her out with the kids at least once a day to get her used to the noise and bustle of everything.
Here's a front shot of Sweety....I love the Jersey Wooly head..supposed to be blocky...simlar to a Holland Lop's.
When she's more used to us, I'm hoping to get a better shot of her when her ears are up.
Here's a shot of her lovely wool...Jersies have lots of guard hair, but it's soft enough to use for spinning.
Sunday, March 26, 2006
Last night my husband and I attended the Billy Joel concert at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY....an excellent show with a record-breaking crowd...I think close to 35,000! Oh, the noise! I don't get out much to events like this, so it was a bit overwhelming at first. But Billy Joel is an excellent entertainer...fun, even at his age. Oh, Syracuse's local Harley shop delivered Billy's custom bike to him onstage...a beautiful red..it fits him perfectly! The funniest thing to me was during a couple of the songs, when people would normally have their lighters lit...instead of the lighters, they mostly used the screens on their cell phones. I just laughed...only in America!!
We didn't get home until after midnight...the kids stayed overnight at grandma's and grandpa's. We are so exhausted...between getting home that late and having my cat howl all night because she's in heat...we couldn't put her in the garage, because she escaped through the vent at the peak of the roof! I must say, cats are insane when in heat...I thought my husband would go out of his mind. My husband is picking up the kids now..it's so strange waking up without their little voices!
My new Jersey Wooly doe came home yesterday...she's beautiful! The chocolate color is even more gorgeous than I remember. I'll get a photo of her today and post that later. Her name is Sweetheart because she was born on Valentine's Day last year!
I'm off to do some Pilates and then finish plying that magenta and pink Corriedale X. Today will be a day of relaxation and rest...to ponder on what salvation really means.
Friday, March 24, 2006
I would like $10 for this plus your choice of shipping. I'm also up for a trade! Fiber is the only thing I'm looking for right now...let me know what you have to offer and we'll work together from there!!
I take Paypal or a money order. E-mail me if interested.
Tori will be getting a friend...there's a rabbit show being held just across the river at the War Memorial all day Saturday the 25th. The breeder I bought my Ashford Kiwi from has a Jersey Wooly doe that needs a fiber home! She's a chocolate...my favorite color in rabbits. Her name is Sweetheart. A photo will be taken this weekend and I'll post it asap to my blog.
This gorgeous roving is from Winderwood Farm in Naples, NY. They have an Ebay store full of rovings like this!! This one is 4 ounces of a Corriedale X...spins up nicely, would be excellent for socks!
They consist of a natural brown Romney base and contain either Merino, a Merino blend, a Romney X, Corriedale or Alpaca. Also, each contains a small amount of white silk and the yellow and green batts contain a small amount of yellow and green silk.
Please e-mail me if interested.
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Is this pretty, or what? I started spinning 4 ounces of Merino roving dyed in these wonderful colors...it will end up about a sport weight yarn. This roving came from Winderwood Farm's Ebay store. I'll post a photo of the finished skein later.
Wednesday, March 8, 2006
Caitlin was being especially silly the other day playing in my spinning chair. She moves so quickly, I was lucky to have snapped this photo in time! What an amazing personality this little girl has. She's almost 14 months...next week in fact. You can probably see the little shiny spot under her nose....she's cutting at least 3 molars at the same time, so that nose has been dripping almost nonstop for a week!! I should buy stock in tissues! ;)
Today I'm not feeling well...just stuffy and congested. I'm still in my pjs and loving it. It's 10:30 in the morning and I've already washed two batches of wool (Romney/BL X) and it's in the dye pot right now being dyed a medium blue. A friend requested about a pound of batts in green, blue and yellow, so I'm trying to get that finished up for her.
I'm also plying a skein of purple and blue Corriedale & Silk blend....I'll post a photo of that soon.
And.....I'm carding a bag of gray, white and black Lhasa Apso dog hair, getting it ready to spin. I use two small dog slicker brushes for the carding...it's time consuming, but worth every minute when spinning the fiber up. Here's a photo of the last batch I completed..not quite 400 yards. I believe much of this was knit into a shawl.
Monday, March 6, 2006
I finally finished knitting this cotton baby sun hat...it's way too small for Caitlin, so it will have to go to someone who has a newborn to 3 month old! I'd still like to make another for Caitlin, just have to use the directions for the larger sizes.
This is a granny square blanket in the making for a friend's daughter born last September. I found Lion Brand's Chunky USA yarn in the light yellow and lavender for $1.00 a skein at Real Deals!!! I should have purchased more than I did at that price! I love crocheting with this yarn...works up so fast...and the granny square pattern makes it go even faster. :)
This is our daughter, Cara, when she was just over 2 years old. We had visited a friend's house after church and had waffles with cherry pie filling as a topping. We have this photo framed in our living room...she's just so adorable!
Today is my day to catch up on computer work, but I also plan to continue working on the granny square blanket and spin up some lovely Corriedale/Silk roving I purchased on Ebay a couple weeks ago. Caitlin is about ready for a nap, so I may wash and dye some raw wool too. I know the time will get away from me as usual, so I cannot forget to make dinner for the family! 5 o'clock comes much too fast!