Saturday, December 26, 2009

First Shawl Completed!

Here is a picture of the first shawl completed on my new triangle loom.   A total of 16 hours to weave from start to finish, two hours alone for the nine inch fringe.   Woven of baby acrylic and nylon eyelash yarn, it is a loose weave, but still very soft and warm.   Wore it  yesterday for Christmas.   Now to move on to the woolen shawls.

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!  I'm looking forward to the New Year.   Already planning the gardens...first seed catalog arrived in today's mail.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

Went out to feed the sheep to find them sitting in the run-in, refusing to come out.   Sorry guys, if you want to eat, you've got to make the trek to the hayrack.  Of course, I could put the hay in the run-in but three things prevent that: 1) they'd trash it by laying and defecating on it, 2) it would get in their fleece, and 3) hay is expensive!

It's almost noon on Saturday, the town is shut down and it's still snowing.  Twelve inches and counting so far.   Here's a picture for those of you who don't have snow today.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

White Christmas!

Okay, so maybe it's not Christmas...but we have snow!   It rained most of the morning; then around 2:00 it started with that granular wintery mix (yuk!) but now it's snowing with those big, fluffy flakes.  Love it!   Here is a picture taken earlier when it was just starting to stick to the ground.   Now there's a bit more white on the grass, but too dark for photos.

Technically it's a Christmas present, but I had to play with the new triangle loom.   I even dragged it out to the porch to take a picture.   The stand was made by John.   What a guy!

I was supposed to work on my newest story, working title "Haunted," but just couldn't seem to settle down and focus on it today.   Instead it was cleaning and preparing for Christmas.  I even reorganized my nailpolishes by color!  (Did I mention I'm an obsessive organizer?)   Here's a picture of the collection along with some sheepie collectibles too.  Notice there are some spaces that could be filled in....*evil grin here*        Tomorrow, weather permitting, we finish putting up the lights and the tree. 

Friday, December 4, 2009

Got Mud?

We do!   Lots and lots of mud.    All the sheep are up to their hocks in mud.    I'm not going to have any grass left in the winter pasture at the rate we're going.   And the dogs?   What a mess.   I have muddy tail lash marks all across my pants.  

I just have to keep a positive attitude...just keep thinking "the well is recharging, the well is recharging"  

We're supposed to get snow tomorrow night too.   I don't think it will be much.   Won't stick either; the ground has been much too warm.