Thursday, September 04, 2008

Vacations at home are great

Sorry that it has been so long since my last entry. Have been on vacation this week and my goal was to get some cleaning and spinning done. It started with an offer to spin at a both at the local fair. I have been spinning since then. The first picture is of my country craftsman spinning wheel. I was not sure that I had posted a picture of it. What a great wheel. I have just finished spinning merino tencil from the sheep shed in color was dusk. I had bought 2 2ounce hanks of roving. Now I have to ply it. The next picture is of the yarn I have finished. The brown is destined to be a sweater for me, the white is some corriedale that is going to be a baby blanket and the other 2 I am not sure yet maybe some mittens.
The next 2 pictures are of a scarf that I am making. My first time knitting with beads. I have to say that it is not as bad as I thought it was going to be. The pattern is very simple. One of those mindless knits. Which is nice to do.This week has been great the weather has been wonderful. Now that my daughter is back to school it is very quiet here. I am hoping by the end of the year to be working from home. Will be nice not having to have to travel. Will give me more time to do other things.
Will be planning spinning get togethers with Melissa and Lisa. Lisa has a ridgid hettle loom and is going to help Melissa and I warp ours. That will be one of our gatherings. I am looking forward to getting together. I think that it will help to keep me motivated to keep spinning.
I have started my list for Rhinebeck. So looking forward to going this year. It will be here before we know it..
Will try to post more often. One of my other goals.

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