Month: September 2014
Yarn Along: Little Charley Bear
This is Little Charley Bear, a commissioned project. I hope he is approved! By happy chance, I picked up these two books at the library last week. The Fatal Impact by Alan Moorehead and Anatomy of Paradise by J. C. Furnas. The Fatal Impact talks about Captain Cook's explorations in … Continue reading Yarn Along: Little Charley Bear
I couldn't justify spending so much on hand carders when I'm not setting up a wool business or anything, so I got two dog slicker bushes at the store today. They work quite well!
This is not an entire fleece by any stretch of the imagination. It's wool from native Gulf Coast sheep.Before washing:First rinse: Third rinse: First wash: Drying: I'm going to try carding with dog brushes once it's dry.
Some Finished Items
Yesterday I finished this baptismal blanket and sewed buttons on the recent sweater. I am only so-so on the blanket; I tweaked the pattern and now I wish either I hadn't or I had tweaked it slightly differently. Oh well. I'll be blocking both items today over tomorrow. What I'm working … Continue reading Some Finished Items
Scenes from a Walk
For a change, I took the camera with me when I walked this morning. (Note: This is obviously selective - I do not live in a town planned by Southern Living.)
When we pulled in the driveway and past the back door after Vespers, we noticed an extra mammal hanging around. I got out and cautiously approached the back steps but it didn't run away. The children crowded around, but not too close (I warned about sharp teeth, rabies*, bad smells, etc.) and I slipped in … Continue reading Ferocious Beast
Yarn Along: Cross Blanket
This week I'm featuring yet another commissioned project. (Don't worry, A.! I just got the yarn for your project today.) This will be a baptismal blanket for a baby due to be baptized in October. It's going much faster than I had worried it would; this is less than 3 days worth of work. I … Continue reading Yarn Along: Cross Blanket
Mitochondrial disease (commonly called "Mito" for short) can be a confusing disorder. There are multiple classifications and the manifestations can range from vague and not too debilitating, to fatal at a very young age. You may be aware of Noah Estes whom I've been asking prayers for for several years. There are many others.One of … Continue reading Mito Awareness