Archive for September, 2007

I Made A Cloud

September 26, 2007

I heard Crackers barking, I peeked out the window and saw our mailman carrying a large package to the front door.

Is it it?… Is it it?…

I saw the return address.   It’s it!!! It’s it!!!

Its very well packed.

With all my excitement, I felt like the proverbial kid in the candy store.

So here is my all in one birthday, Christmas and anniversary present.  And I couldn’t be more delighted.

The drumcarder is from Pat Green Carders Ltd and the model is Deb’s Delicate Deluxe.

I need fiber… and I need it now!

My next pair of socks I’m going to knit is Pine Tree Sock  and want to dye/blend/spin some BFL with silk for the yarn.  This will also be the first time I’ll be spinning a 3 ply.  So I grabbed some BFL and silk and gave it a try.

I only had to make a slight adjustment to the drum’s alignment.  The drum carder works very smoothly and I am very impressed how well its made.  So in no time I had my first batt.  It is 80%BFL and 20% Tussah.

It’s a cloud.

I love the sheen from the silk.

I spun a small sample and it spun up soooo smoothly.  

I want more of this stuff.


One of the Reasons I Knit

September 24, 2007

My “type A” child is also known as my “kamikaze kid”.  Needless to say we got quite a few hours of “quality time” together this weekend at a doctor’s office.  And she has something new to wear. 

She didn’t break anything, but the doctor thinks she tore some ligaments. So she gets to wear the air cast for a couple of weeks.

As a mum, I am amazed at the depth and breadth of emotions that we can go through from one instant to another. I go from “Aaaahhh!, my baby’s hurt!” to “I’m going to wring his or her neck.” My “type A” refuses to listen to anything that starts with “Be careful you might hurt yourself doing that” or “Be careful, don’t you remember when you hurt yourself doing that?” I find myself repeatedly saying “Slow down!”

But of the other hand, I admire that my “type A” meets the world head on. If she has an interest in something, she goes for it and it doesn’t matter what other people think about.

So while we were waiting at the doctor’s office, I knitted… and knitted. It definitely help center my emotions and I wasn’t “crazy mummy.” We had a good chat. Do I think this will slow her down?… Not much… if any.

Oh… I also have something new to wear. This is a sock I finished at the doctor’s office.

I know I am going to be doing a lot of knitting in the future… I hope it is not all just for therapy.

Termination Dust and Waterfall

September 22, 2007

I finished A’ mittens…

And it seems to be just in time.

“There’s snow in them thar hills”…
Or as we say around here… termination dust. The first dusting of snow on the hills means the termination of summer.

When I walked down my driveway to get the mail, I noticed I could see my breath.  There are enough leaves off the trees so it seems my husband is going to be doing some raking this weekend. It has been rainy and windy lately and so it nice to have a clear day.

I visited a sister-in-law who lives close by this evening. She, with help from her husband and older boys have almost finished putting in a waterfall so I stopped by to take a peek.

For the record that is not one of the Iditarod sled dogs, though he holds his own pretty well. They built the waterfall with rock from around their property.

This is one of the views that they have.

The mountain on the right is 100 miles away and the other mountain (in the middle and is very small) is 130 miles away.  Those mountains always have snow on them.