Saturday, September 29, 2012


 Time to blog is being put on the back burner these days. Since DS started a new school and his times are different we are home later that we where used to. Then there is dinner to cook, chores to do and finally I fall in a chair do some knitting while watching mindless TV and go to bed. The weekends go crazy fast, because I want to cram all the fun things to craft into two days.
I blame Pinterest for all the ideas that make my head explode.

 And of course last night my lingering sore throat got worse, top it off with a sinus headache and no sleep. Why does it always have to be the weekend?

 Paco on the other hand does not seem interested in my whining and has only one thing on his mind, stealing Tess' mash. It tastes like peppermint and this Llama looooooooves peppermint.
He tries to hide it and give us a very innocent face. Totally cracks me up how one of the pieces of straw hangs out the front of his face like spaghetti.

Saturday, September 15, 2012


Since I can't really afford a spinning wheel (yet) a spindle is well within my budget. And shopping online through Etsy is way to much fun.
I had never really spun yarn with a spindle, I did own one, a very crude and cheap model that I could not get to work. 
But my shiny new spindle is whirling very well.

Look at that tiny skein of yarn, granted it has some purple in it since the bat I ordered was no longer in stock the nice lady send me a lovely bat free of charge. Only downside (and it is for sure not the sellers fault!) it was purple and pink, I butchered the purple part of the bat with my first attempt of spinning.
Curse words and flocks of wool flew through the room, but by the time the pink wool was in sight I got the spinning under control. Hey, I even plied it!!

After the pink I felt confident enough to start the real stuff.

Meanwhile at the farm the Jerusalem Artishokes are in full bloom, looking very pretty all those yellow flowers. The weather is still warm and I for one can't wait for rain and cold weather.

The boys love the warm weather and enjoy sitting on the porch with a book.

Monday, September 03, 2012


A boy and his Lizard Ozzie.


It is Labour day weekend, three whole days of puttering around in the house.
Why can't we have three day weekends every week? 
Yesterday we bbq-ed on the deck. Jeremy is a big fan of BBQ food, he makes sure he hangs out right in front of the grill. He miauws if it takes to long for one of us to check on the food. In his cat world this must be some kind of Quality Control.

 The other barn cats provide for their own food, this is what I saw from the kitchen window this morning.

 Jeremy likes to beg for his food, it is easier that way and there is always a human around crazy enough to feed him.

 Paco of course had something to say too, as always

 And look, my second pair of Latvian socks are finished. One day late for the time of the KAL but they are done and I like them a lot.

 So does my latest "sock model", the yarn must smell nice.

 The latest project on the needles is a pair of mittens. This time there was a knot in the yarn just where I was about to cast off for the first mitten. Turns out the color sequence was about to start again after the tiny bit of purple after the knot.
So far I love this pattern, very simple with a perfect fit.