Sister Sword of Desirable Mindfulness (fiberaddict) wrote,
Sister Sword of Desirable Mindfulness

It's Raining, It's Pouring...

AGAIN. At least it's not "still"...but again is bad enough. We're supposed to get another 3.5" today....:sigh: At least we won't be a mud-lolly again! (But.....this means we may not be able to go get more tin this weekend. :bangs head:

Mom started chemo yesterday - so far, no ill effects.

Anna gave me an idea - she found an ad for long fingerless gloves, and mused on how they'd be useful for chilly milkings. Well, I won't buy something I can make, so I dug around in the stash, found some bright yarn, and had the kids pick. (It's not superwash, though...I don't have much of that, surprisingly. Hand-wash only...oh, well!). Himself picked (what else?) a blue/gray/purple blend (leftovers from his 2005 hat and mitten set) and Herself picked some screamingly loud orange/pink/yellow (leftovers from her 2006 hat - the "tropicana" and purple fair-isle one. :shudder: You can see her coming from MILES away in that - if we had snow here, she'd blind you, it's so bright.) Himself's first mitt is almost done - I'm at the wrist now. Just need to bind off 2 stitches for the thumbhole, knit 1.5", CO 2, knit another...1" or so, 1/2" ribbing, and I'll be ready to start #2. 24 stitches on size 8s goes pretty fast. :lol: I just need to find the right yarn for me and Sweet Geek now.....(could take some time. I have....a stash. Not as large as some, true, but....I'll leave it at that. :lol:)

According to the PO, my milk pail is in. I just need to try and get there before they close. I also got the butter mold and hoof-trimming kit; all that's left to come is the cream separator (it's coming from Russia, and was mailed out Sunday evening our time. We'll see.....the seller has 100% feedback from over 300 people, so I feel a little more comfortable than I did with the electric one that never showed. :sigh:) I still need to get a 3rd Maggidan's, teat dip cup, and strip cup - but I'm in no rush. I have enough to get started. (Oh, and a butter churn - but if worse comes to worse, I can MacGyver one up. :lol:)

Off to read Urban Survival....
Tags: blather, goats, knitting, mittens

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