Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I'd like to be....

under the sea:

under the sea
Tile Mural by Dianna Rose, now installed in our guest bath!

We've been so busy the hands are faster than the camera:

marin condo

shetland yarn
a bobbin a day, that's all we ask.

and some African silk:
african silk

This stuff is marvelous to work with: I spun this last night at our local guild meeting. Our speaker was Ginger Luters, who is also a member of the guild. She talked to us about Tunisian Crochet, which is apparently not Tunisian but is a form of crochet. She showed us interesting openwork and modular work, lots of inspiration.

I spun through the lecture. I was given this African silk at a workshop, but I am not sure I can remember from whom.....! If you know anything about this baggie:
african silk2
can you email me please (lambspin at g mail dot com....remove all spaces etc.)? Meanwhile, I've sent an inquiry to the person I think brought it to me.

Anyway, it's wonderful to spin, drafts like a champ, and very little in the way of chaff, fluff, noils, short bits. Thank you!! to whomever....

Lots of fun stuff happening, people busy either building or making, a bit on the frenetic side around here, but that's better than being dull, I suppose. I have neglected the blog, sadly, despite having thought of lots of things to tell you: I had a whole post about the lunar eclipse last month, quite beautiful, joined by two shooting stars as I sat and watched....I just hope you are psychic, or telepathic, or something because I'm off and away! again. Back soon.

There is a warm bright sun out there, and the studio awaits.

Sunday, January 01, 2012


Lots of New besides the year.

This year's best Christmas present ever?
blue tarp1
Blue tarp, cut and sewn into shopping bags. It made us both laugh out loud! And furthermore:
you may not be able to tell from this photo but that is duct tape reinforcing the bottom(!). And also? It comes with a repair kit:

We laughed!! My husband thought it was such a good idea we should go into business. Think of it, he said: all the men will be clamoring to do the grocery shopping just so they can flash their bags!

I did a little knitting, but not for gifts. For me, mitts:
They do so match :D! This is worsted weight wool from Green Mountain Spinnery, bought when we had a day off from SOAR this October.

They have flip-tops for warmth:
and frankly, I've been wearing them over gloves, because I am in the mountains of Colorado and it is very cold here.

We had a sleigh ride:
marin in sleigh

to dinner in a cozy cabin:
marin at dinner

Some of us are learning new things, like using a big-people spoon to eat our cottage cheese out of a big-people bowl:
marin at the condo1

But alas, we get distracted by our Uncle Sean:
marin in the condo
and have to laugh out loud!

The New Year is starting out right, as we speak, with a nice long nap, so our grandma can finally (!) (I know!) get busy and put up a blog post.

If we are starting as we mean to go on, this will be a very jolly year :D!