2eclipse: (Default)
but happy birthday anyway [livejournal.com profile] cuddlejunkie1!!

hope your morning is better than mine has been.
first thing i got to do this morning was clean up cat poo and give leto a bath.
he was less than pleased about this, but he had dirtied his butt and scooted it all over the tile and the countertops.
i was less than pleased about THAT. disinfectant to the rescue!
...and if leto is the biggest pain in the butt to bathe of all our cats, he is also the biggest snuggler afterward. he just wants to bury his face in my arms and pretend it never happened. very sweet.

hopefully the rest of the day will be better.
tonight i have the first of my classes for adult literacy training. i am looking forward to it, but also starting to feel a little nervous.

the weekend was extremely productive.
susan came over and spent the night friday. we all went out for thai and played board games. it is always lovely to spend time with susan. i am HOPING that having guiness around will gradually acclaimate the kittens to dogs. madeliene no longer fears him in the slightest and even takes pot-shots at him when she's bored. i believe she is fully recovered from the introduction of the kittens at this point. she has established herself as top cat and is now as affectionate as she ever was and back to making pictures with claw marks on my neck (she likes to hang out on my shoulders).

i meant to make a cake and go to the grocery store and clean the house for ross's birthday. but what he wanted was not a special meal, or a cake, or a clean house. what he wanted was for me to bash heads in a computer game with him and a couple of his friends all day. so that is what happened saturday. about 13 straight hours of diablo ii. not what i anticpated, but definitely a good time. i did finish his hat and he has promised to model it for me at some point. i think he liked it that i kept it a surprise.

i also got to do a whole lot of dyeing over at renee's yesterday.
and she showed me how to use combs and minicombs and gave me about half of a romney fleece that she no longer wants to work with! i've never spun with romney before but this fleece is long and fine and pretty dirty. i think i may save working on it for when i have gotten combs or mini-combs at shepard's harvest. speaking of which, i suppose i should start thinking about mother's day gifts...

here is the lot that got dyed.

clicky for individual shots )
2eclipse: (knitting)
it was very warm this weekend and lovely and sunny. we didn't have to heat the house at all and had to leave the windows open for most of it.
ross was out of town on business, but i kept busy so that i didn't get too lonely.
friday night renae came over and we made soap and over-dyed the skeins i was unhappy with. i also hand-painted a skein of undyed trekking pro natura that i picked up. VERY pleased with the results.
saturday i went to a sheep-shearing out in maple plain, got some icelandic lamb's wool cloud for spinning, and in general had a lovely time.
i was VERY impressed with the shearer. first that she was a woman. second with how fast she went and 3rd with how she didn't nick a single sheep! she was really good.
i stopped at an orchard on the way back and got some fresh prairie spy apples. they are very hard and tart and lovely. great with cheese. it makes me feel so good to get things locally from the original producer without a middleman involved. i like feeling like i am supporting the local farmers, and not wasting gas money for things to be trucked in from out of state. minnesota is a great state for fresh apples. i also got a bunch of jonathans (my favorite). maybe i will try to make pie filling out of them. i bet they would make an awesome tart pie.
ross came home saturday afternoon and i ran errands, made beef stew and fresh bread and christa came over for dinner. i also got a much needed nap. sunday we watched serenety/firefly and i worked on gift-knitting with great success. it was very pleasant weekend all around. i feel like i caught up on a little of the rest i've been missing out on.

dye results below


2eclipse: (Default)

August 2009

234 5678


RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags