Here are some strange mushrooms that appeared overnight in our gravel driveway last month during our week of rain. They have held up surprisingly well through our hot weather and are just starting to shrivel. They look a lot like puffballs! Here is what my salads have been looking like. I really need to […]
You must all pardon my long breaks between postings I’m afraid. Life has been busy. In apology please enjoy some of my recent spinning. A silk/merino blend from Fiber optic More of the suffolk/dorper blended fiber that I prepped myself. I have enough to make a whole sweater! A delightful Huckleberry Knits braid […]
I’m making good progress on my sweater by Amy Herzog! Just one more big skein of white yarn to go. I can do it!
Signs of Spring! A primrose blooming in my sun room. It made me so happy! All around the house I hear dripping as icicles and snow. Occasionally big chunks of snow fall off the roof with frightening WHOMPS! The ground is still covered in snow, but it is soft and slippery to walk on. The […]
Dripping snow foggy skies with bursts of blue melting icicles handspun
Today was a glorious, sunny day. My husband likes to say that there is a “perfect” week in January that makes up for all the rest of winter. During that week the sky is blue, the sun dazzles the eye, the snow sparkles. It is cold but not too cold to go outside and enjoy […]
I am spinning the fluff I showed you in my last post. It is coming out a beautiful mottled blue-grey. I took advantage of a sunny day to photograph it on my wheel. Mmmmm…beautiful Ashford! I love the blonde wood in the sunlight! We have some pretty scary icicles hanging off the eaves […]
Take a peek at what I have been up to lately! It is Suffolk and Polypay wool blended with kid and older mohair and some Suri alpaca. I am looking forward to seeing how it spins!
Say that five times fast~! I recently finished knitting my not-So-“Urgent Hat” by Julia Farwell Clay out of some chunky handspun. It looks completely ridiculous with the ridges bulging across my head, but it will keep me very warm and was knitted loosely enough that I will be able to wear it without crushing my […]
We are coming into the shortest days of the year as we creep up on the Winter Solstice. The sun is gone by 3:00 on overcast days. It has been rainy and grey and I have been cozying up, making use of my Thanksgiving leftovers. Turkey noodle soup has been plentiful here. I recently made […]