So, how many of you really thought I would post every day? Anyone? LOL – I figured it was pretty unlikely, myself. I have a nice life, I do fun things – but not much of it seems very blog worthy and I really don’t want to bore everyone to death! I really give credit to people like the Yarn Harlot who consistently post almost every day. It really is hard work!
I’ll try to do a little recap of what’s been going on in my corner of the world.
Not much spinning lately, though I am finishing up some inherited mohair roving that I have been spinning on and off for years. The darn stuff is starting to felt, and half a dozen times I’ve come close to chucking the stuff. But I end up soldiering on, for who knows what reason? One more Monday night spinning group and I think it will be done! Once that happens, the Golding spindle I’ve been using will find a new home with a friend who has been admiring it for quite a while now. I don’t know what it is about that spindle, but we’ve just never bonded. I have two Kundert spindles that I absolutely adore, so I will never notice that it is gone.
I have a warp on the loom – all I have to do is tension it and I can start weaving. It will be another hand dyed, hand spun scarf – 10 inches wide this time (the others have been skinnier). After that is done, I think I am going to try some rag place mats just for a change of pace.
I placed a HUGE wholesale fiber order (almost 50 pounds of roving) which should arrive tomorrow. Although that may sound like the world’s largest stash enhancement, it is really just inventory, as I have a vendor spot at the Whidbey Weavers’ Guild Spin-In in April! I am excited, but I kind of feel like a little bird that fell out of the nest and has to learn how to flap her wings really fast! I will also be a vendor at the Whidbey Island Fabulous Fall Fiber Sale in September. These are great opportunities as they are both close to home. Well, the spin-in isn’t all that close (about 45 miles away, two days in a row) but the fall show is literally around the corner from my house. So I will be busy playing with the pretty dye colors in March!
I’m at a bit of a crossroads with knitting. I like to knit, but all I am doing is creating more stuff that I can’t use and don’t need. My sock drawers are full. My shawl drawers are full. I have more scarves than I can possibly wear in 20 lifetimes. I have little use for warm sweaters where I live. I have no one to give the stuff to. So I’m not sure, but I think my needles may fall silent for quite some time to come. I do have a pair of mitts to finish up, but after that?????? Time will tell.
In non-fiber matters, I think DH & I may have finally found a decent dentist. I won’t entertain you with all the horror stories about the local (and highly recommended) guy we were going to – but I will say that he froze my optic nerve with anesthetic, drilled a hole in the bottom of my mouth (both on the same day) and gave DH a cap that doesn’t fit right and is shades lighter than the rest of his teeth (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg!) I got a professional recommendation for a female dentist on the mainland who we saw on Wednesday. She seems extremely intelligent and insightful, and we both have high hopes that she will be able to fix some oddball dental issues that we each seem to have.
Last but not least, we have been hunting for a new refrigerator. Ours is ten years old and is soooooo noisy! It drives both of us up a wall. Since the living area of our house is essentially one big room, a quiet refrigerator is a must. However, choosing a new one is about as straightforward as choosing which bread to buy amongst the 45 different offerings. And the manufacturers are not good about rating how noisy the thing is! To make matters worse, we do not want an ice maker or water dispenser, which evidently is almost as strange as our not having paid television! We found a Maytag unit that may fit the bill, but I need to do some (more) internet research first.
So that’s the update! Aren’t you glad I’m not doing this every day?