Sunday at home   15 comments

Yesterday was a typical Saturday- some chores in the morning, Whorls and Purls in the afternoon, grocery shopping on the way home, then a TV movie to wrap up the day.

A decided to go to work for a few hours this morning, and so I decided to sleep late. I should do that more often! I got up at 9, and by 10 I had stripped and changed the bed, got the laundry going, cleaned both bathrooms, made breakfast and done the dishes!

Of course after all that progress, I sat down to work on my Tour de Fleece fiber prep.  I am spinning nine four ounce braids in seven colorways into one big pile of yarn, hopefully enough for a sweater.  You can see all the colors here. I am sort of auditing the Tour de Fleece – planning on working with a few spinners at W and P, and one or two online.  I hope to send the time concentrating on spinning and not too much knitting, so that I can make some good progress on this spin. I did not join a formal team, but I will think about doing that next year.  This year it’s about spinning up stash and getting really used to the new wheel.

When A got home, we began a chore we have been putting off – taking down the plexiglass and replacing some of the screens out on the screened porch.  We got a lot done before the humidity knocked us out.  We have three left to do, but those three all need new screens, so that is why we stopped when we did.  🙂  We got enough done that the porch will catch the breezes from any direction.  So next weekend we will work on it some more. I think it is interesting that we are to mid-June and this chore has not NEEDED to be done.  What a cold damp spring we are having! Summer comes next week, I hope the weather improves a bit.

Once that was done, and the laundry moved over one space, I managed to finish the fiber prep, and now I plan to do some knitting.  I have a lot of knitting to get done by July 1 when the big spin begins! But I sort of feel like a nap is more what I want.

 

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Posted June 18, 2017 by salpal1 in how I spent my day

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15 responses to “Sunday at home

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  1. A fine, fun, and productive weekend!

  2. I love a weekend like this, where some big chores get done but there’s also time for just hanging out!

  3. Those colors! That’s going to be an amazing spinning project. Can’t wait to see it!

    • Me either! I am so tempted to start it early, but I am holding off. I ripped apart all the braids into short little thin pieces so I can mix them up on each ply, and they filled 9 gallon ziplocs until they were puffy full. I see that big pile of fluff and just want to dive in!

  4. You’re probably one of the most busiest people I ever met. I don’t know how you find time for your knitting and spinning, and then have time to blog too.
    It’s been a long cool Spring for you. Now it’s time to enjoy the warmth of Summer.
    Have a great rest of the week. 🙂

    • Some of my “busy” is sitting in my chair and knitting, don’t forget. 🙂 But we have had such lousy weekends, that it was good to get some of these chores done.

  5. Wow you’ve been busy. Can’t wait to see those beautiful colors spun up. Are the cats attracted to the unspun yarn? I’m trying to think if I ever could get away with spinning some yarn with Yarn Rascal.

    • Zumba is completely fascinated by the spinning of the wheel, but could care less about the fiber. Allie also loves the wheel, but she likes that nice soft pile of fiber that keeps moving just a little bit. I have to keep one eye on her at all times. Yarn Rascal would probably make you set up shop in the barn and lock him in the house. But maybe you could set up a yoga/spinning/exercise studio in the barn and just leave him for an hour a day. Skipper could entertain him y showing him your yarn stash while you are out there, lol.

  6. Lovely balanced weekend with heaps done. think you can feel truly virtuous 🙂

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