Thursday, May 28, 2009
I have finished a pair of socks, finally. I have to force myself to work on socks these days, but these are finished. I have one more pair of these on the needles. This yarn is Bernat Sox, it is an acrylic, and is made for someone else. Although I prefer to work with wool, I realize that others cannot wear wool. The pattern is "Mock Cable" and is modified from a Happy Feet DK pattern from Plymouth Yarn. I am pleased with them and I hope the person they are intended for will be, too. More rain today, it's been raining all week. It it verging on Biblical proportions (just kidding). I have soggy yard cats on my front porch!
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
The photo in the header is of Pilot Mountain. My son took the photo while we stopped at a minute market on Hwy 268. We were heading to my daughter's house last Thursday. The "knob" of the mountain does not show, but notice the cloud just hovering over the mountain. Donald was impressed with the photo and so am I. I think Pilot Mountain is the reason I wanted to move here, and I never tire of looking at it. Legend has it that fairies live under the knob. That same day we all went up to visit with Leslie Shelor at Greenberry House (yarn/fiber store) in Meadows of Dan, VA and then we went to Fairy Stone Park. All in all, it was a nice day. The rain cleared up and the sun came out. The three of us don't get to go places together all that much.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Guess I haven't posted in awhile. It seems there was too much going on too fast and I just couldn't cope with it. I decided to lower the shades, block out the world, and just get thru it. I'm not saying that everything is OK now, but better. Shizuku and Dorie have been looking out for me as best they can, and my children also. At least the sun is out today, and the sky is a magnificent blue. My son says that God's color is blue (I've always thought of His color as purple, oh well). I'm hoping to go to my daughter's house on the mountain tomorrow, if I feel up to it. She is going to take me to Meadows of Dan, VA, to see the yarn/fiber shop there. I have been spinning a lot lately and I would like to trade a whole bunch of sock yarn for a smaller, portable spinning wheel....anyone interested?? God Bless You All.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
As an afterthought to my last post, I decided to take a picture of the black Shetland fleece I am working on. The difference is so amazing. It is the softest wool I have ever worked on. It came from a sheep named "Blackie" from a farm in Pilot Mountain, NC. The lady I bought it from used to have a very nice yarn shop in Pilot, but closed it after her Mother died. Makes me want some Shetland sheep.
I was trying to take a photo of the newest quilt top I finished (the sheep fabric). I had posted a close up of a single block earlier. Well, from out of nowhere comes my helper, Dora. Before I could snap a picture, she had climbed to the top of the quilt top. Aaarrgh! She almost tore it. This is definitely a quilter's cat!
I am now carding some "black" shetland fleece that I bought about 3 years ago. I had finished carding the grey Romney (thank goodness!) and went on to the next on my list. The difference is incredible. The carding is still hard on me, but the end product is so different! Wish all I had to card was Shetland!!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Althought I don't know Dora's exact birthday, I'm sure it is the first week in May. It's hard to believe that she is now one year old. She's still not a very loving cat, only when she wants something. We have been through a lot with her this past year. So...Happy Birthday, Dora Jean!
Friday, May 1, 2009
Try as I may, I just can't seem to shake this "deep blue funk" that I am in. A friend of mine sent me this picture. Guess it resembles me right now. I'll be back when I can think of something great and interesting to say....later.........
PS. Dora turns one year old this week (she's as mean & rowdy as ever)!