Wow! It’s been over a month since I’ve blogged! Not for lack of material, but rather, lack of TIME!!
Here’s a quick captioned post to update those who may be wondering! As I tell my students, the stuff with a picture and a caption around it is probably the important stuff!! LOL.
Just before Sheep and Wool, I got a chance to visit a spinning friend’s house where we helped with skirting fleeces after her sheep were shorn. Great fun, very educational, and I came home with this (that I was willing to process on my own) half fleece:
Hence, there’s been lots of fleece cleaning. Turns out, I lurrrrrve me the smell of sheep-y wool! It’s all lanolin smelling and scrumptious (well, except for the bits that still have poo attached!!) I’ve been washing it in small batches, so that I get the smell every so often. I think I’m addicted! Strange, huh?
And for those of you who DARED to look that closely, I’ll quote a movie character and just say “And I STILL look good! Hmpf!” :O)
Since my beloved Hitchhiker is still with Dave, getting tricked out – I mean DOUBLE TREADLED, I’ve been knitting more than in recent weeks. My mother, sister, and I are knitting the Mandarin Collar Jacket from the cover of this Summer’s Vogue Knitting. I’m using Cotton Fleece, so I’m really, really in love with this project, despite all the times I have to K3tog!
The sock is what I’m working on at The Boy’s swim practices (well, actually we’ve had ONE so far – the other three this week have gotten rained out!).
And finally, The Boy had his annual violin recital. Ask me how many different variations there are for playing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on a violin???? My favorite is the “Huckleberry” style, but he did “Mississippi Hot Dog” for the recital. Thank GOD he switches to a new song next year!!!
And that’s it for this time!