Monday, June 28, 2010

Woolmongering is fun :)

So I procured an Oxford sheep fleece for my spinning group and just finished weighing out shares. It was lots of fun, and I hope the opportunity arises again when I can galavant around on pretty country roads, meet nice farmers, and pet the sheep. I hope to relieve my living room of it's current woolly inhabitants soon, though, as this fleece seems to be extra stinky. At least it's all bagged up and ready to go.

My camera and I are finally getting on well, and I believe that my picture-taking ability is improving, so as soon as July comes, I'll be able to upload some pics onto Flickr! Yes, I have a free account, though I'm seriously considering changing that. I started a new blog, which is sort of funny, since I don't ever post to this one, but in any case, it's called 365 Days of Pickles, and it's about my quest to can and utilize my own food. I'll be starting my pickle-eating year probably at the start of fall or winter. I haven't quite decided, but in the meantime, I will be canning like a mofo. Gotta go sell some wool :)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

I'm still alive!

Wow! It's been 4 months that I've officially had fibromyalgia. Days are up and down, but lets get back to knitting, this blog is getting depressing!

I've been bitten by the sock bug and Jaywalkers are on the needles as well as some merino/silk that I dyed up into Ann Budd's Punctuated Rib socks. (Sorry I cheated on you, second Jaywalker. I couldn't wait to see how the colors knit up with my hand dyed yarn.) Still haven't finished my UFOs, but I'll get there eventually. This week, I picked up two Oxford fleeces for Rhinebeck for my spinning group, Spin City. It's exciting that I washed my share and now am dreaming up dye schemes for it :) I'm thinking autumn striped knee socks with little acorn pompoms at the cuffs. Entries for Rhinebeck using the featured breed must be 100%, which I think is not fair, seeing as I really want to blend in some glitz. It's less than 1%! I have to check Maryland S & W and see if their garments are only 100% natural fibers, too.

Punctuated Rib

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