August 16th, 2004

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Clean wool!!

I have clean wool! It's approximately 2 pounds (or so) of nice, fluffy, creamy wool. Still has VM in it, but most of the ick and dirt is gone gone gone!

Let's hope the Zoeymonster doesn't know how to open's on the drying racks in my bathroom. *g*

She was in doggie heaven last night - I had separated the wool into small batches and put them into lingere bags in preperation of the scouring. She wandered up, started sniffing the bags, then groaned and flopped down, snagging 1 bag with her paw and began rolling on it. So far, she's pretty much ignored the other scoured wool I have stashed around the house...roving, on the other hand.....

Roving is fun. See, you can take it, toss the ball around until the end flaps loose, then you can grab the end and trail it all around the house. If it breaks, well, then you get to munch on it. Dyed roving is better then natural - space dyed is the best!

*sigh* Thing is, I keep my fiber pretty well up. Most of it is in an old pie safe, some is in a large rubbermaid tub, and I have 5 lambs fleeces in the box my PG drumcarder came in. She ignores the stuff in the box and tub - it's too easy to get into. No, she has to go to the pie safe, jiggle the latch open, then it's shopping time!

One of these days, I will be able to install a set of french doors on the studio, which will help. Until then, I just have to live with wool scattered all over the floors.....*sigh*
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It's been a Monday...and it ain't over yet!

Nothing major's just first day of school blahs, we finished all our work by 9 AM, I worked on Himself's sweater (and buggered my wrist *again*, sigh), then got a surprise visit from the owner's son. Yippee. Joy. He's more boring than boring......and thinks he's witty. *sigh*

Good news is I got further on Himself's tractor sweater. The wheels are done, and now we are working our way up the body of the tractor. And the cornfield on the back. (This sweater was in Family Circle Knitting, I think in Spring 2002). This is #2; the first one just barely fits. I changed it to in the round (a la EZ) and, except for the intarsia, is going great.

I don't like intarsia. Give me cables any day, even AS cables! Intarsia is too "fussy" for me....and I don't get it. I try, but it doesn't look as nice as other types of knitting. I know I just need more practise...but I don't wanna practise!!!!*g*

Next up (when I finish this one) is a sweater with a butterfly on it for Herself...unless she's changed her mind *again*.

Oh, and I'm almost done with the kit quilt, too.....almost all the quilting is done (I could stop now, but I think I'll do a little bit more...just 'cause) and I just have about 6" left of the bottom border to whip stitch down. It's a nice quilt - both kids are arguing over who it belongs to. Guess I'll head back over to JoAnn's to get another kit......*g*

Ballet that's it for today.