Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Wrap Ups

Things have been moving along steadily here, including finishing! of a few projects:

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The blanket I started here, in an effort to clear out, use up yarns, is finished! In my usual fashion, there was a small math issue: it's a good bed cover, but a little narrow for this bed, so, alas! I will need to weave another! This is about twin bed size. Considering that the project was conceived to use up yarn, and how little yarn this actually consumed, a second big blanket is nothing short of good news.

The blue blanket, for a new baby boy, is also finished, wrapped and given:

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Along with a sweater for the baby, in hand dyed superwash yarns. I love! the colors in the sweater, but finding appropriate buttons was a challenge. The answer? Pennies! Drilled, sanded and squished flat, they are the perfect size and color.

We took a few days off and spent some time over on the coast for our anniversary, this is the view from our hotel:

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We climbed the many-several stairs up to the top of Point Arena Lighthouse and were rewarded with lots of seal siting from above, a mother nursing her cub, and babies cavorting in the shallows, and a whale! making her leisurely way along the rocky shoreline. It was the perfect vantage point from which to watch her slow progress, she breached and blew sevral times, heading north for the summer. Alas...no photo... :(.

We traveled home via Bodega Bay and stopped in at Valley Ford Wool Mill, a new wool processing mill in the north bay area. They were to have a grand opening the coming weekend, which alas, we'd miss, but I purchased some locally made yarn, lavender oil, and felt from the well-stocked shelves:

yarn and felt

Summer is here, with very little need for blankets now, but we have new haircuts! just in time:

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Jackson haircut1

And with that, I'm off to spindle camp! for 4 days. More, with pictures, about that next week.

2 Comments:

Blogger Valerie said...

Love the rose colored blanket!! Those yarns you picked up are delicious. I bet they won't stay "natural" colored very long.

I found a bag pattern for the cloth I made in your class at Beth's (remember way back when...). Maybe there will be pictures up when you get back from spindle camp.

8:51 AM  
Blogger goatldi said...

Lovely projects! Wonderful anniversary trip for you and he. Love the lighthouse and the area. Has been a bit sigh. Look forward to the next installment.

10:40 PM  

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