Roaring

4/11/2013

 
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I am knitter hear me roar!  Finished it, the blue top. Looks great.  Accomplishment is a great thing,  especially when it is a project that has been in the bag for quite a while.  A really good feeling. 

Roaring in April, in Kansas, we had quite an ice storm in the last 36 hours.  Spent yesterday inside.  I did lots of reading and spinning.  Really nice when that happens.  The yard looks like a fairie wonderland this morning. Cool blues and greens with lots of sparkle.  That makes me think of an art batt to card up.  Walking on the grass is an odd sensation as it goes crunch, crunch, crunch.  My little dog is hesitant about walking on it.  There is about 1" of ice on the deck, not going up and down those stairs.  As time has passed the ice is beginning to melt, it sounds like the whole world is cracking up.  Another problem for the little dog and her needs.

Micron - metric unit of measurement, 1,000,000th of a meter.  Used in describing the average size of a particular fiber.  The higher the number, the coarser the fiber; vicuna 10 micron, alpaca 18 micron, and llama 24  micron.

Fiber word of the week: Soy Silk.


 
 
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    We had a second go around(or could it be snow around?) this week.  I can't tell you when the last time was that we had 2 big snows this close together. Infact, one big snow a winter is about normal for south central Kansas.
    Just beautiful.  A blanket of  white, brings out the color in everything else.  The most subtle shades glow. And the brights knock your socks off.  Mr Cardinal is a streak of red.  You can imagine the flames following him across the sky.  There is something magical about a snowy day especially if you get to stay inside out of the cold. 

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    So with that said, I'm inside working on Lucy's dog sweater.  It is worked from the rump up. I am working on it as the computer uploads photos.  Tweed stitch is going great.  It looks so good in both sides, I just don't know which side is the front side.  Do dogs have opinions about such things?

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     Here is the super fine merino combed top that I dyed & spun last week.  Seed beads are plied into it.  Do you agree with me that I looks a little like small pearls on an oyster shell?  I think that it would knit or crochet into a lovely shawl.  It is a sport weight.

 

Snow!

2/22/2013

 
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    Welcome to the "Blizzard of OZ".  This is the third day that I have been snowed in.  Such a strange thing in south central Kansas. We have a truck, which is being driven by my husband. But even it is being parked just off the road.  The Mini Cooper is staying in the garage until it is safe for it to come out and play.
    Our new dog, Lucy, likes small amounts of snow.  But when the snow as tall as she is, well that is different.




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    I've been having quite a lot of fiber fun.  Spun up some lovely merino combed top with beads.  They honestly look like pearls in an oyster shell.  Finished knitting a baby owl with an egg shell.  Soooo cute.  Trying to decide if I work on a copper cardigan with leaves at the yoke or start a dog sweater.  The dog is kind of winning at this point.  Just look at those eyes.  Maybe I'll get out tomorrow.