Friday, December 19, 2008

Busy Day

It was a snowy day. Snow started about 5 AM and by 2ish it was over and we had over 10 inches of snow. during parts of the storm we were getting about 2 inches an hour. So there is a reprieve for most of tomorrow and then tomorrow night we will have more snow overnight - they're calling for another 4 inches or so.

I took advantage of the snow day...and forgot to work on school stuff with Maggie. but let me show you what I did.
Jody was looking for a person to block her shawl and somehow she found me from a reference and I can't remember how it went now. Anyway, she made the Wing O' the Moth Shawl by Anne Hansen. It's a pattern I bought the moment it was available and I've never knit it.. She knit it from some Briar Rose yarn (if I ma remembering correctly) - of which I am also a huge fan. So there it is all pinned out and lovely. I really do like it and want to run and start knitting it right away...but I can't.

So the ends need to be woven in and then I will put it in the mail for her on Monday and hope it makes in time for Jody to wear on Christmas day.
So after I had that shawl pinned out I got right to work and washed 14 ounces of Cormo and 10 ounces of black Merino. Both will be available on the website ready for the flicking and the spinning. I so love washing the wools. Lining up all of those locks just so and watching them get all beautifully clean. I just love it. And with all the complaining I do about Merino I am mostly griping about the mill prep stuff. Spinning wool from the lock that you've flicked yourself is just wonderful.
And, at this hour the Merino is on its last soak and I moved on to the new spindles. There are several cranky people letting me know I have been slacking in the online shop department so I took some photos today of the new Grafton spindles I just got and they are all there now.
It was a busy day and so busy that I never took even one photo of the huge snow.

So that was my snowy day. How was yours?

Brittney will be home for a couple of weeks starting tomorrow. She's all graduated and degreed and now all that's left is to get a job;-)

3 comments:

Denny will fix you up said...

What did I do on my snow day????

I called you.

Hey girl, do I see there that you got no blocking wires????

Whats up with dat dog. You need dem. I can fix that. Just ask Abby. She uses her wires all the time.
Like once a year, but she loves them. I need to get you some.

homeofhearts said...

Beth, what kind of bags are you using to wash your wool in? I have a lovely little lambs fleece that I will washing soon and was looking for alternatives to loose washing.

When are you having another weekend of Spinning Classes? :)

Firefly Nights said...

I stopped by your shop to look at your spindles and lucky for my wallet the one I liked (bottom left rainbow colors in your blog photo) isn't currently available. I'll stop again sometime soon.