I have started in on a test sew of a pattern I've had in stash for a while and likely will get to it this weekend.
I've been on the lookout for a few good new patterns, but that has been rather disappointing. More looking needed I guess. -)
The jacket I had been working on was completed.
We even had a day warm enough to wear it this week!
Life has not been totally devoid of creative activities. And even if it was, I still have this to brighten up the mojo-less times! Belly rubs are a viable creative substitute activity. Just ask Robin. ;-)
I've been doing a little spinning. I finished up this pretty wool/silk blend
and started plying it.
I'm thinking a pair of those wonderful mukluks or maybe a warm and cozy pair of half gloves? I also have a couple of new slouch hat patterns I might want to try.
The one thing I loved about the now sold Glimakra band loom was that it was a floor loom. I am simply not a table loom kind of gal. In fact I have a nice Schacht Inkle loom I should probably sell. Anyway, wise and knowing friend Cindie suggested that a LeClerc Cendrel might be a worthy replacement. I took that advice to heart and ordered one on the day I sold the Glimakra. It got here Tuesday afternoon and was put together by dinner time Tuesday evening. I spent most of yesterday morning getting a test warp on and weaving.
I adore it. I wove over 3 feet yesterday.
|I know about the mistake. Test warp.....|
|Notice paw on bone. Direct link to lips and growler.|
The snow has pretty much melted in many areas. Wildlife is waking up. The foxes are pairing and mating. My little gang of masked thugs was out on the deck the other night, raiding feeders and acting like teenage goofs. They probably all wintered over with Mom, but will scatter to the winds this spring.
There will be a new batch I hope.
It was hard to pick from the plethora of stuff that has happened over the last week or so. None of it very good and a lot of downright frightening but here is this posts offerings. I'm holding my breath to see if the GOP leaders roll over on a true investigation on the scope of Trump/Russia links. Personally, I think if you cheat you don't get to be the winner. I'm all for another untainted election. It will be cheaper than the wall.
Did That Just Happen
The USDA removes all information on animal abuse. This folks is near and dear to my heart and I'm betting yours. I can only ask..WHY?
Hate crimes are up and here is an interesting piece on what scares us by political divide.
And here and here are two articles about the power of protest. The second link is about what is happening around the country TODAY
Science is not dead, only in hiding, but what they have to tell us is alarming. Our oceans are in serious trouble.
Finally, a wake up call video. I caution you about language but it is an important and thought provoking 3 minutes.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch we have;
Parting shot: Playtime! That nip has gotta hurt.