Weekend Plan

Here’s the plan… With temperatures forecast in the 80’s, it should be ideal fleece-drying weather. I’ve got 2 shallow under-bed storage boxes which will be my wash/rinse tubs. I’m thinking of connecting the garden hose through the basement window to the hot water supply for the washing machine, so I won’t have to lug heavy…

Must-Have Cardigan progress…

Ok!  Sleeves are finished, shoulder seams sewn up, and one sleeve attached. In other news, the fleece is still soaking.  It’s been so cold here, that by the time I get home, there’s no way I’m going to deal with it.  Tomorrow calls for the mid 60s, with 70s on Friday and 80 on Saturday….

Glad for a rainy day after all…

My daughter and I were watching TV, and since the house felt chilly and damp, I decided to use the fireplace (a frequent occurrence around here). During the show, I started hearing a loud rumbling, so we muted the TV and CRAP! The noise was coming from the chimney! Now, I knew that a chimney…

Ugh

Cloudy, drizzling, chilly. Not ideal fleece-drying weather. So it’s stll in the bin-maybe the sun will come out tomorrow afternoon. I hope.

Ugh

Cloudy, drizzling, chilly. Not ideal fleece-drying weather. So it’s stll in the bin-maybe the sun will come out tomorrow afternoon. I hope.

More CS&W…

Oh!  The CS&W had a vendor selling the cutest bags: And, a sample-size niddy-noddy (which matches the full-size one I have): And, the only thing (besides the fleece) that I wanted to get – hand cards:

Fleece cleaning…

I spent last night going through the posts on Ravelry describing fleece cleaning. The suggestions range from hot water in the sink or tub with detergent, to leaving the fleece soaking in rain water for a week. This method sounded promising until I read that it’s supposed to smell like a backed-up septic system if…

Sheep!

Connecticut Sheep and Wool – I really shouldn’t be allowed out without supervision… CS&W was ok, not as big a selection of vendors as last year. Lots of booths selling soap & buttons. BUT … they did have fleeces. And, using the same judgement for quantities as when I cook, I picked up a bag…

Sheep!

Connecticut Sheep and Wool – I really shouldn’t be allowed out without supervision… CS&W was ok, not as big a selection of vendors as last year. Lots of booths selling soap & buttons. BUT … they did have fleeces. And, using the same judgement for quantities as when I cook, I picked up a bag…

Spindles!

Excuse the terrible picture (please!). These are my spindles. From left (front): Louet 1.4 ounce spindle from their “Learn to Spin” kit, Golding Tsunami .75 ounce, Bosworth Featherweight, Golding Two Irises, One Heart .9 ounces, Golding Tsunami 1.9 ounce, and in the back, Golding Midnight Sky 2 ounces. I was hoping to pick up another…