Friday, May 31, 2024

One, Two

It was a nice day to sit outside and bind off the completed potholder.


For the next one I decided to combine the same yarn - Coral Seas Ombre with a second yarn - Sunrise Ombre. Two different colorways but with a similar red-orange.

Cool beans, I like it.

Yes, well, I like it so much that the smaller "Traditional" 7" potholder loom jumped into my Amazon cart. Oops.

Thursday, May 30, 2024

A Pause

Here we go again. A respite weekend for Kochi in the Broody pen.



Wednesday, May 29, 2024

List Topper

 Fixing the broken car door handle shot up to the top of The Man's Honey Do List.



A job well done, thank you, Honey.

Tuesday, May 28, 2024


My interior car door handle snapped off as I tried to open the door.

Weird, right?

Monday, May 27, 2024

Potholders Again

A few years ago I made potholders with the Potholder Pro loom and still have a few stashed away.

Not too long ago I put a new hot pad on the countertop before placing the warm dish on it. The Man picked up the woven cloth and said, "This is nice you should make more of these."

Hoo boy, that sounded like crafty encouragement to me.

But, hehe, silly me I had destashed the Potholder looms in 2019 on Ravelry.

But then again, I couldn't let The Man down so I got another Potholder Pro loom and it's been great fun weaving on the little loom again.




Instead of Potholder Loops I weave with Lily Sugar and Cream kitchen cotton yarn held double and I gotta say the colors in my Box-O-Yarn will make many happy hot pads or potholders.


Friday, May 24, 2024

Sock Friday

Catching up on three pairs of socks-in-progress.



Toes were grafted and heels were turned.


Next up, another pair of heels.


Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Monday, May 20, 2024

Say Cheese

May 2024  ITW Fiber Club, "Automagically", Targhee.


Sunday, May 19, 2024

Sunday Shortcake

Fresh baked Shortcake with Strawberries.

Recipe from my well-used (i.e. pages are loose and falling out) Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book ©1981.

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Saturday Spin

It was a same, same kind of day: household chores, refill the hummingbird feeder, gather two eggs (yay), wind three magic balls, listen to an audiobook, and knit a bit on a Comfort Scarf.

It was nice - at the end of the day - to pick up the Dorset Horn sampler and take it for a spin. It's been awhile.



Friday, May 17, 2024

Hack Job

 Now that the weather is warming up it was time to give Boots a haircut and take some fiber off.



I don't use Boot's fiber for handspinning so it doesn't matter if I snip, snip, snip away with the scissors.




There's still more that can come off but I'm sure it feels much lighter and cooler.

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Half of May

May is flying by, already halfway through the month.

I mailed May's Box-O-Scarves today. The box included twelve Charity scarves as well as Novelty and Fun Fur yarns (goodbye Ladder yarns, goodbye eye-searing Hot Pink). Four of my Guild friends dug out their fat needles to knit a scarf or two. I will have to keep up with making Magic Balls.


I haven't spun in awhile nor have I shared ITW Fiber Club for April, "Season of the Witch". It's a beauty.


The label states "Welsh" as the sheep breed. The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook listed Welsh Mountain and South Wales Mountain sheep together. The book mentioned, "There can be a mix of softer wool with both hair and kemp...". I can attest to that - this is one hairy, kempy sheep.


This fiber is going to be fun to spin outside. I can pluck out the coarse kemp and let the May breeze take it away. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Good to the Last Drop

I notice that if I let the Hummingbird Feeder run dry it takes a couple of days before the wee birds show up again. This morning I thought I would be proactive and fill the feeder while it still had juice.

Just as I reached to take the feeder down this little guy showed up.



It was not concerned that I was standing a few inches away nor did it stop feeding. I left him to it.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Big Honey

I customized today's CSA Produce box again with extra strawberries.



Not sure why it was packed in the larger-sized box.



Maybe it was to protect the optional "Add-On" Local-ish Honey.


Monday, May 13, 2024

A Handful of Greens

The Miner's Lettuce continues to thrive in the cool shady area near the Pen. Which means Kochi and Sage continue to enjoy their daily bouquet of the just-picked wild greens.



Saturday, May 11, 2024

Two Pans

 Sourdough Focaccia with black olives and fresh rosemary.



Friday, May 10, 2024

The Best

Rocket launches at night are the best especially when it occurs before my bedtime.


May 9, 2024 9:30 pm SpaceX Falcon 9

Thursday, May 9, 2024

A Mouthful

Fun to watch the birds gather fiber for their nest-building from the mesh round feeder.

This Lesser Goldfinch wasn't happy till he had a good mouthful beakful of the soft stuff.