I have a cute picture of Abby toe braiding with her friends on Friday night.
I blurred their faces ’cause I haven’t asked their parents if I can put them on the internet.
We were busy this weekend. It wasn’t the relaxing-knit-and-spin weekend I’d intended. There was too much work to be done on Saturday, but I got my room clean.
So exciting. It was a disaster, and it was driving me crazy.
That evening, I sample spun up a little bit of a Mystery Batt from Fantasy Fibers. Have any of you spun one? It felt a bit coarse to me, so I’m trying to figure out the best way to spin it. My little skien has gone missing, however. I can’t find it to show you. Basically, I tried a slub yarn, and a boucle.
Yesterday, the girls and I spent all afternoon needle felting gnomes.
Mine still needs arms, so I’m only going to show you a little bit of her.
But she’s SO much cooler than I anticipated. I’m planning to take the kids up to the cabin for mid-winter break again like I did last year. I can’t hope that the weather will be as nice as it was then, so we were thinking about bringing needle felting supplies up with us to give us something to do indoors, and I wanted to complete one beforehand to make sure we would know everything we’d need.
In other news, Clark ended up wearing his sock for three days. He loves it. It’s so sweet. I’m doing the toe decreases on the second.
And I did end up digging the pink and purple chevron sock out of it’s hiding place and committing it to fingerless mitts, probably for Abby.
Here’s a bad picture of the silks I dyed last week. They all turned out SO well! They’re dyed solid, all the way through, without light or white spots. That’s truly an accomplishment for me.
And while I really thought I’d card up some purple batts over the weekend, our felting party got in the way, so here’s a purple batt with some silk on top of it.
There are two different blues there, it’s kind of hard to tell. Nate doesn’t think he likes the lighter blue, but I think that in a very small amount, it’ll look neat.
I have a huge list to accomplish today. On that list is re-mopping the kitchen, since it’s already sticky and gross. I mopped the whole upstairs thoroughly on Friday, so I’m pretty grumpy about that. And all of this wonderful fibery-ness has distracted me from my guitar homework the past few days. I need to brush up before my lesson tomorrow or I’m toast.