Tuesday, March 27, 2012

It's amazing when ...

As a hand spinner I love to make yarn but many times once the yarn is finished there is a period of "What's next?" It's not often I find a pattern that fits without some major tweaking but I did. While reading the fall addition of Spinknit I stumbled onto Sara Lambs Copper Cowl.
At first when I looked at the project I thought, I'll be dammed, I just spun up some yarn in that color. Then I looked the project notes and saw that she used pygora as did I. I had spun about 250 yards of 2 ply lace weight pygora-silk in the same color last fall.
I started this project last Tuesday and am just about done.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

A finished project

Last weekend Mike and I were able to finish a project. Mike layed out all the pavers and was able to set his new BBQ area. I was able stain the deck and put in bark mulch. I raked up all the sticks and twigs and old leaves in both the backyard and the front. It's the first time the yards have been this neatened up this early. Last year because of all the snow and such I was trying do get the yard cleaned up in June and that's too late. I can't wait for nice weather and have my friends over.