Archive for February, 2009

Photos

February 20, 2009

We just got a new digital camera.  I couldn’t figure out how to use the old (now broken) one, so I’ve been playing with this new one.  I took 3 photos, and am going to try to post and caption them.  In case that doesn’t work, the pics are Joey,( my angora rabbit), the barn (and snow), and Missy, one of our grey tiger cats.  

Well-I got the photos in the post, but have no clue how to make them bigger and space them out.  More to learn!

Wind

February 12, 2009

Ok, OK-this is not turning into a weather blog, but we are having some extremely high winds.  It made for an interesting time doing chores tonight-quite difficult to pull the side barn door open.  But all critters are doing well, and it is still warm enough that the bunny water is not freezing-one less thing to take care of.   

I’m happily deep in several new books-mostly fiber related.  I finally broke down and bought A Fine Fleece  http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw_0_13?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=a+fine+fleece+knitting+with+handspun+yarns&sprefix=a+fine+fleece   I’m so excited-at least two-and maybe three-of the sweaters are from Jacob handspun.  Yumm!!!!!

PS-if anyone knows how to put in a clickable link without all this extra stuff, please let me know.  Time for a late dinner.  

Auf Wiedersehen.

Heat Wave

February 10, 2009

Just changed the header colors-winter to spring-not that I think we’ll have the warm weather for long. But-it’s been nice not having to thaw out bunny water bowls three times a day. I just finished shearing Joey, my chocolate Satin/French/English mix angora.  One of these days I need to do something with the two large bins of angora that I have. That’s the problem when you own the fiber animals-no time to do anything with the fiber!!

I did make it to the guild meeting on Saturday and had a nice time. I was able to start spinning some bright Wensleydale top that Lynn gifted me a year or two ago. Seems like that’s the only time I get to spin any more; I need to just keep my wheel(s) up in the living room.

I have been knitting-have finished almost 2 dozen washcloths for the KAL the Ravelry Christian Knitters and Crocheters are doing for the Ronald MacDonald House.  I’m trying to work through my large yarn stash right now.  The only new yarns coming in anytime soon are for the Wooly Wonka Shakespeare in Lace Club.  

Doing OK so far on daily Bible reading and journaling. I average missing about 2 days a week, which is quite good for me.  This is the longest I have ever kept a journal.  I’m using a Moleskine Daily Planner-nice paper and I have my fountain pens out again.