Saturday, February 25, 2017

Do I or Don't I

That's the question.   This is that experimental fiber spun into singles.  It's kind of neat looking.

I've been trying to decide if I like it or not.  After plying it looks like this

which was not all that exciting.  ;-(

And it was even less exciting wound into a ball


but once I knit it into a swatch it was growing on me.  I actually kind of like it!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

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Who's that doggy in the window the mirror?!  He was convinced there was a new guy in town.   I can always count on Little Louie for a laugh!  Thank goodness for the antics of my little Hooligans.  They keep me going in these troubled times.  That and the wonderful warm weather.  It's been in the seventies here lately and you know what that means.....
fleece cleaning on the porch......and lord knows this fleece needs cleaning!  It took several washings to get to this.

I was quite pleased that I was able to get it this white.  It was one of the dirtiest fleece I've ever worked with!  I've spent a substantial amount of time 
carding

and rolling it

into puni rolags and then I decided to use up some of the bits of fiber scraps I have accumulated over time

because it looked to white!  LOL!  I'm getting ready to feed my hungry wheels and I figure they need something bright and uplifting after the steady diet of 

rose grey they've had as of late.  I'm also toying with having a late night dyeing party too.  More on that later.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Blooming Good Day!

 I  opened my bedroom curtains this morning to my camellia bush in full bloom!

Now that's what I call starting the day out right.  We've had several balmy days here lately and everything is blooming including the farm field next to us.

Something very purple and pretty is happening over there too.   And then the mail came with more goodness.

Yummy smelling soap and adorable little heart shaped lotion bars from the wonderfully talented Araignee.  I love, love , love the card too!  She amazes me with all her crafty talents.  Just when I'm thinking this day can't get any better..... it does!  I turn on the TV to the news that "you know who" lost his bid to reinstate his unconstitutional travel ban!  YAY!!!!  Turns out there ARE checks and balances.  My faith has been restored!!  

Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Last Straw

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The president of the United States is trashing his own country on national TV for the whole world to see and hear.  This is so NOT OK!!!  And if all you Trump supporters think it is you need to move to Russia and take him with you!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Charlotte Women Grab Back!!!

We were peaceful, pink pussy hats marching loud and proud and we were 10,000 strong!!!




There were women and men young and old and everything in between.

For as far as the eye could see!!  It was an amazing turnout and I was so proud to be a part of this historic event.  

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Pink Power



Wait........What's this on my head?!

SERIOUSLY GRANDMA!!!  No self respection canine wants to be seen in a Pussy Cat Hat!!

Now get this off my head before Lilly Bean sees me in it!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

A Good Cause

So the snow storm has passed on leaving only a small amount of snow here (YAY!) but the cold is lingering.  When it gets this cold and there is no snow cover for insulation guess what happens to water lines.  They freeze!   Which is precisely what ours did. In hind sight I prolly shouldn't have prayed so hard for no snow because now we are without water until the warmer weather returns.  We are hoping by Tuesday.  Any and all prayers for warmer weather soon will be greatly appreciated.  :-)  Oh.......and have you seen this?

It's a really fun Pussy Hat Project.  Get it?  Pussy Cat......Pussy Hat.  It's a cute play on words to draw attention to a really good cause.  They are asking knitters to join the fun and help keep all those brave women who will be attending the Women's March in DC warm.  I came across it on Mereknits blog and couldn't wait to start knitting one.  The hats have cute pussy cat ears and they should all be pink or shades of pink.   I can't wait to see all those pink heads at the National Mall in DC on Jan. 21st.

The free cute pattern is here along with all the info on the cause and the march.  So if you like to knit hats and you're feeling a bit out of sorts about the incoming administration grab your needles and dive into that stash for a splash of pink and let's make ourselves heard.  And seen!