May 8th, 2006

silly: Llama llama duck

Don't be surprised...

if my website goes down today or tomorrow. I upgraded my account, they sent the new info...and I can't access the 'effing site to upload anything! :sigh:

That's OK for today, though - I'm at home with dinky dial-up. Uploads take *forever*, so I'll dump the site to a CD and upload it tomorrow at work (loves me my DSL!)

Since I can't do anything from here, I decided to do a massive update. You have *no* idea how pathetic I am....I even took a picture of my bobbin winder. (In my defense, it's pretty cool - it's a standard LeClerc, it clamps to a table, but it didn't have enough clearance to hold my storage bobbins (you'd think, it being LeClerc, and my storage bobbins being LeClerc....) - my FIL built a cool little stand for it. I wanted to show off his brilliance.)

I've got 25 new pictures of equipment to code and I'm thinking I might want to reword some of my pages. We'll see......I may not be sane enough after I get all these pictures coded!

Meeting my vet at 12, then off to pickup Himself for his quarterly checkup. I've already dyed 4 oz of wool (a nice spring green using EE dyes), cut out and sewn up 2 chemises (black and tan), vacuumed, cleaned the cooktop, polished my wheel, clock reel, blocking reel for the photo shoot, rearranged the studio annex (and re-rearranged it back)....busy day.

Well, back to it!
QOW: Read


That thud you heard around 1 PM was my jaw hitting the driveway. My vet came, gave shots, drew blood...and $450 later, the horses have (almost) all been vaccinated and the mares cleared for breeding. (Finn is the holdout - Doc gave the 2 girls their shots and left the ones for the other 4. I did them tonight...but Finn needs someone much stronger than my mother to hold him while I stick 3 needles in his butt.)

He also left me 2 doses of...Progestin I think he called it. Basically, it'll make sure neither mare has an oops baby thanks to Dusty the wonder idiot. 5 days after this cycle is done I need to pop their rumps again, and it'll take care of anything that may - or may not - have...stuck.

Himself's doctor appointment went wonderfully well. He is no longer a patient of the Pulmology department. Hip hip huzzah! The cough? That's been bugging the crap outta me? Is nothing more than habit now. We're working on breaking it.

Dyed 6 oz of wool today. 4 oz a nice, bright spring green and 2 oz a bright, saffron yellow - all with Easter Egg Dyes. Need to get some blue, purple, and pink next - this is prep for my "Spring" socks. I'm thinking fair isle-ish something, green background and variously-colored "blooms". Maybe...this is subject to change, of course. *g*

48 seems to be the "magic" number for these socks, in *this* pattern, in *this* yarn, with *these* needles. Looks great, fits nicely - so I get to keep going this time instead of frogging (again) - Huzzah!