Monday, April 20, 2009

Spring has sprung

Spring, young cats, and good weather makes a dangerous combination. For some.

Worms every morning, lovingly brought in to the porch for the DSM to admire. Cats flying in all directions when outside, in hot pursuit of bees, wasps, anything flying really. So far, no-one has been stung, but it can only be a matter of time. It is the teenage rite of passage for moglets.

They have been spending a lot of time, outside. I tried to keep them in today, so I could get on with stuff, but the wailing and gnashing of teeth got too much to bear, and I gave in. I need to watch Ruby's ear, the one with the white stripe. I think she is getting sunburned!

There has been fibre activity. Saturday, "teaching" needle felting to the group in South Lakeland, turned out to be great. They very much seemed to like what I cobbled together for them, and were most inventive. One member spent all day needling several mauve flowers and loads of leaves to adorn a rather wonderful mauve lace hat she was making. I felt quite honoured!

We spent quite a while afterwards pottering back towards Kirby Lonsdale, enjoying the wonderful day, and then had a meal in a pub we like before heading on home. And as the DSM had had a super walk whilst I was working, we felt it had been a most successful day.

Yesterday was just as good weatherwise, and we spent it in the garden, not doing all that much work but being self-indulgent. Good for us, so why not? And I finished this....

scarf from dye-test top

This is a scarf knitted from the top that I used first in the dye experiment. Most of the yarn was spun fairly fine, apart from a few yards that were lumpy bumpy. I'm really please with how it turned out - a simple little thing (yea! for garter stitch scarves!!) but nicely funky.

Because of that and the colourwork sock just barely on the go (several false starts....) I haven't been doing all that much spinning, but might well indulge tonight. I definitely get twitchy if I go too long without spinning.

Other stuff on the go - but more of that later, I need to go get supper.


ambermoggie said...

Glad you had a good weekend, I love the scarf reminds me of bluebells:)

Barbara Blundell said...

Love the scarf ! Great !