Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spinning and knitting while I wait

It happens at the same time every year....I struggle to be patient while I'm waiting for those little surprises that my sheep will deliver to me ANY DAY NOW.  If I haven't mentioned this previously, patience is not one of my virtues.  And my lack of patience makes waiting for lambs in the spring very difficult and nerve racking for me.  This year's unseasonably warm weather has helped me be a little less stressed, because I know if I have a lamb born in the grass overnight, it's not likely to freeze to death before I can get to it. 

But still............I wait, and I spin and I knit and last night I talked my friend out of her triangular loom for a little bit, so now I will weave.  

We have a new baby in the family and I knitted this fuzzy little hat on the way to Minnesota last week.  And now it's too warm for her to wear it.  

This is some musket roving from a ram that is no longer with us.  It's spinning up so effortlessly and it's got that brownish/red oatmeal quality to it that I like so much.  I'm thinking this will be a great yarn to use for the shawl that I'm going to be doing on the triangular loom.  Now to get some nice dark moorit spun up to use with it.

And 8 empty lambing pens.  (sigh)  The next time you see them, they will have lambs IN them.

That's all for now, from sunny Wisconsin where it's in the 80's, my sheep are blimp-like and not at all pleased with the excessive warmth.  

Toodles everyone.Everyday is a gift from God.

1 comment:

He who angers you, controls you.

And my favorite.......You can't control what others say or do, but you can control your reaction.

Mike and I

Mike and I
Mike and I at Nick and Emily's wedding

Raised beds & chickens coops

Raised beds & chickens coops
Can't wait for this stuff to actually be food....