Thursday, April 18, 2024

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Road Block

Coming home today I had to wait a few minutes till the neighbor's pet pig crossed our driveway.

He took his time as he moseyed along.



Monday, April 15, 2024

Tagged and Ready

Seventeen Comfort Scarves ready to be mailed out tomorrow.


Sunday, April 14, 2024

Assembly Required

 New Log Splitter.



Although the old Log Splitter is still going strong after nearly ten years of routine use The Man needed to decrease the need for human power and increase mechanical power.

The new Log Splitter does not require The Man to lift logs onto the horizontal log cradle, er, let me repeat that in case you missed it: lift-the-logs-onto-the-horizontal-log-cradle. Enough said.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Dorset Horn Sampler #7

Spinning outside to take advantage of the sunny day before the rain returns this weekend.




I had an urge to touch wool today.

I can see the birds' fiber ball for their nest building from my kitchen window.



I found it quite irresistible.



Wednesday, April 10, 2024

A Box Full

 Weaving in ends on the Comfort Scarves.


 I am going to need a bigger box.


Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Monday, April 8, 2024

DIY Magic Ball

First attempt at making a Comfort Scarf kit aka Magic Ball.

Used the warping board to measure the fun fur ends.



The EEW yarn counter and the ball winder helped to make a nice tidy Magic Ball cake.



Not bad for a first attempt despite the wonky chenille yarn.

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Egg and a Half

No eggs today but yesterday I received two eggs: a nice pinky brown egg from Kochi and an odd wee egg from Sage.

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Post #150

Another beautiful sunset launch, almost a repeat of Monday's launch. Clear skies and a little chilly.


Speaking of brrrr there was ice on the deck this morning.




So it's been One hundred and fifty days of consecutive SLOyarns blog posts, a lot to say about nuthin'.

Friday, April 5, 2024

Friday Finish

 Phew. It was a long one but I got several scarves completed while listening to the book.


Library audiobook


Thursday, April 4, 2024

Kits Delivery

Received a box of 8 scarf kits to knit from Leslye.



I've already cast on and I'm enjoying how light and airy the scarf is turning out.

The scarf I completed today using my own yarns is definitely not light and airy but it will be warm.

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Cuddle Factor

I have taken up the jumbo knitting needles again to knit Comfort Scarves for charity.


On Saturday I wove a comfort scarf and although it turned out colorful it didn't feel right.

I compared the woven scarf to two knitted Comfort Scarves and I could see and feel the difference. The woven scarf is flat and dense compared to the knitted scarves which are fluffy and squishy.

We want cuddly so for now I will be knitting with the jumbo size US 17 needles.


Here's part of the email I received from Leslye Borden that got my needles clicking again:

3/29/24   Tuesday we completed Handmade’s March shipping.  Truth to tell, we didn’t ship as much as we wanted, but we still supplied 21 shelters:  In all, we sent 645 comfort scarves, 12 pairs of slippers, and 50 hats.  The good news is that so far this year we have sent every one of our shelters at least one box of scarves, bringing our YTD to 2,145 scarves and 336 hats.  


The worrisome question is whether we’ll have enough scarves to supply every shelter for Mother’s Day.  What’s the problem?  Not enough scarves, really not enough scarf makers.  Handmade has been around since the end of 2008.  We’ve lost some of our original members.  If you know any knitters/crocheters, rope them in. 

Handmade Especially For You

Monday, April 1, 2024

No April Foolin'

A beautiful sunset launch this evening from Vandenberg SFB at 7:30 pm.