Our little Pug, Jenny, contracted a form of encephalitis and it was clear it was not something she would be able to recover from. We miss her greatly, she was with us 2.5 years and our time together was all too short. She was a bright, curious, loving and playful soul.
Hug your animals closely tonight and give them extra ear scritches in Jenny’s honor. She would like that.
Jeezopete! I can't believe how long it's been since my last post. Two weekends have passed! Whew. Well, since we last met, we have done this: The bass player and drummers are mine, the guitarist in front is Alex's best friend. We went to a party/jam session. The kids had a great time, got to do a test run at playing in front of people. This little guy was rockin': I proceeded to come down with the crud the very next day and was out of commission for a few more. Then we went to a wine tasting this past Saturday. I don't remember much. It was good – I love wine. Enough said. Along the way, I have gotten further along on the stole, ripped and re-knit Odessa three times (it's a simple knit – I'm a dummy), and spun this: And plied it for this: The finished skank looks like this: This is what I've spun from the Jacob roving I bought at Maryland. I'm hoping it will soften up a little and bloom when I wash it and hang it to set the twist. It appears to be heavy worsted/slightly chunky. Haven't done the wpi yet on it. Edited to add: spun and plied on my Traditional. I have the Joy put away for now. I think […]
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I have been working like a dog (heh) and haven’t had much time for spinning. I keep a drop spindle at my desk at work to spin on during breaks or when I need to clear my brain (yes, I know there are tumbleweeds in there but still). This week, I was able to finish up the 4 ounce bag o’Shetland roving purchased at SAFF last year from Fleury Sheep and Wool. From their very own sheep and processed in their very own mill. I have some cool friends! Anyhoo, this is the end product: 160 yards of squooshy worsted weight goodness. I’m hoping this will make a One Row Scarf designed by the Yarn Harlot. It will be for Bahhb. Poor man has plenty of socks, a sweater, hat and scarves, but nothing made from my handspun. We must feex it NAO. Well, after the hat for a friend is done and the baby gift is finished. Yup. So, now I go back to spinning my brown roving from Giselle, the wonder fleece I bought in Rhinebeck. Over halfway done with the singles and then I can proceed with the plying. Hoping to have enough to make a beautiful cardigan, Eadon (Ravelry Link). I think this yarn will be perfect for it. I also have plans to finish up […]
Last week, I heard the words no hockeymom wants to hear – “I'm going to take a break from hockey.” Now, I've always said my identity is not wrapped up in my kids. My dh and I will always be happy together even after the kids are gone. What facilitated this desire from him? I can only say three things – girls, job and school. So, why does this bother me? I have been a hockeymom for 10+ years! A phase of my life has just passed. So, I've been mourning a little and gradually, it's dawned on me that we can do things now on the weekends that we haven't been able to do in years. Go camping in the Fall, take short trips to the mountains, clean the house. I still love hockey, and will continue to go to Thrasher's and Gladiator games. I AM HOCKEY MOM. (and yes, I do still knit and spin)
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