Friday, November 21, 2008

Fulling a triangle shawl

I spent many hours on my shawl - close to 20. I took it off and put it in the wash to full it. Well - it came out the size of a diaper. So much for that Christmas present. I am now moving on to a knitted shawl :)

I will try the loom again - after Christmas!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I listed some of my fiber in my etsy shop - I haven't listed there in over a year! It's so much easier to list there than it is to change my website. Check out the colors :)

Thursday, November 6, 2008


We had a litter of 4 born 10 days ago. They are from Clara & Hoey. The are just starting to peek out from under the fluff in the nest box.

I sold an angora buck, he is pictured on the left. He will be moving to a place called McAsterville Pa. He just had a trim a day before this picture. Doesn't it figure that someone would want to see him after he was sheared - not two days before when he was in full coat :) Busy bunny week.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sad Day

I am sad today - the election did not go as I had hoped. I wasn't happy with the way the economy was going - but I also don't want to be taxed to death. I guess I'll have to work a lot harder so that I can cover my additional taxes that are sure to come and so that my wealth can be spread around. Hmph!

Egg Snatcher

Every evening when I feed the animals I check the coop for eggs. I usually put the eggs on a wall near the house to be collected when I finish feeding. Last night I thought I put two eggs on the wall - but when I went to collect them they were gone. I checked the barn, my studio, everywhere I could think of - twice. I didn't want to find the darn eggs days or months later by the smell of them. I was stumped - thought I was losing it - getting old etc etc. This morning I checked the coop for eggs, I got two. My saved stray dog Boy followed me - showed great interest in my hand with the eggs. That little bulb popped on on top of me head - I gave boy the hairy eye - and knew I had to test him. I put the eggs on the wall and went into the house. Boy sat by the wall and watched the house for a minute, then went and put his paws on the wall and collected his eggs. UGH!!! I yelled and he ran, with the egg. Now I'll have to find a new place to put them - a place that he can't get and that I can remember ;)

I voted this morning - keeping my fingers crossed! I made ravioli this afternoon. When I was on the last strip (I have that little tray that you lay the dough in and put in the filling and then lay the dough on top) my husband sat down to watch. He said that the machine was amazing - and that he thought I made each one by hand - filling and pinching it shut. Shoot - I could have milked that one for some points had he not seen me in action! Live and learn and hide your eggs!