What a week! Between the mounds of paperwork at work, the kids on vacation and life in general during the Summer, it has been so blessed busy!! The good news is......I am getting a new kitchen!! I have been waiting 9 years for this kitchen to be redone, so I am beyond excited!! I would post a before picture.....but since I am still living in the "before picture", I think that I will wait....
We have some new little fuzzy arrivals!! Well, not quite fuzzy yet, in fact they look like little piglets...LOL. My German girl, Nordic Bonnie Lass, had 2 of the biggest babies that I have ever seen! They are HUGE!!!!! This was a breeding I was not sure would take, as the doe is a bit older and the buck, Woolybuns Buffalo Bun Cody, is on the youngish side. The doe had not been bred for almost 2 years, so it was anyone's guess if the breeding would take. Being that I had a large litter a few months ago from another girl and just finished placing the last of the ones that were going to leave here, I was relieved to have a small litter. I am hoping that one is a buck and one is a doe.........if that is the way it turns out, they will both stay here :-), as Cody is from the new German Import lines and has a lovely, dense coat and Bonnie has given me fabulous babies before. WELCOME BABIES!
Knitting, Knitting, Knitting
Well, I have decided that I will bite the bullet and finish my cloverleaf socks, as the singleton sock fits one of my daughters perfectly and she loves it.....however, I needed to take a break, so I decided that I would get started on the new sock. It is a neat cabled sock and will be our Aug/September sock for the six sock knit along. I took a breather from the kids, dogs and the paperwork, Friday and took a trip down to Patternworks. I am fortunate that it is only a 40 minute trip for me. What fun to have it so close! After working with the dastardly Fixation yarn, I decided to treat myself to some nice Lorna Laces Shepard Sock Yarn, in Gold Hill Colorway. During Saturday Night Live, I started working on the sock........it is a fun pattern. I wil have to put these down for a little spell though, so that I can finish the baby sweater that I need to have done soon, before the baby comes. Perhaps at tomorrow'nights stich and bitch at Joan's house, I will get it finished.
Yup.........the LOOM........ I spent the better part of yesterday and this morning fighting with my loom. Moving heddles and harnesses around and trying to figure out how to center my towel pattern on each harness. Normally I would figure out how many heddles would go on each harness for the pattern that I was working on and then divide that in half so that the harnesses would be balanced. On this loom, however, the harnesses are diveded in thirds because of the way the hooks that hold the heddle bars on. Thankfully one very kind man, William Koepp, from the Weaving List, helped me figure out all those 8##%%!@& mathematical calculations. Thank you Bill!!!!! The towels are all "beamed" on and I started threading heddles today. Hopefully tomorrow I will have time to get the rest of the heddles and the reed threaded. One can hope!!