Saturday, January 31, 2015

Musical Interlude

... in which I propose that "Beggin for Thread" by Banks

is not only closely related to "The Jeweller's Hands" by the Arctic Monkeys

in style, but also that the narratives of the songs answer each other.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Spin of the Knitter

polwarth 3 ply
I've been spinning my fingers to the bone lately with some lovely stuff - organic polwarth dyed by Corgi Hill Farm.  Very easy to spin and lucious color to boot.  Above is 399 yards of 3 ply at about 12-14 w.p.i. / 5 oz.

The plan is to use the green and the red / orange / green in a sweater together.  If I spin fast maybe I can knit it up during the Iknitarod in March.  Two weeks for a sweater may be pushing it.

In other news, 16 year old Galen is going in for a dental tomorrow.  He passed his blood test but I am still a little worried for him making it through OK.  He helped me change the sheets tonight and is snuggled up on the bed right now... I'll go in soon to read and snuggle him thoroughly.
mommy's little helper
you called?

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Nippy New Year's

So very cold today.  The cats were snuggling in all manner of unlikely combinations. Here Galen & Gussie have taken over my desk chair.  I made the mistake of leaving to take the dog for a walk.