Friday 4/22 list

I realized I never updated you on my list from a few weeks ago. I think I did everythingI wanted to from the list, though it took a few days. I always have such great ambitions for my Friday’s!

I will try to keep it under control today. A will be working from home, doing a zoom training, so that rules out vacuuming, yea!

I will start the morning with a few hours of data entry, if the internet allows it with the zoom thing happening. We bought a second laptop and monitor so that theoretically we can both work at the same time. we will test that right off.

I already did the laundry and some general tidying, so there won’t be a lot of housework on the list. But we have company coming on Sunday, so a few additional things need to get done before then. I will putter a bit and get them done.

I am back in the groove of knitting my Gramercy Park, so though I have another cowl on the needles, I no longer need to bribe myself to knit on the sweater. It is coming along, and though it might be a tight race, there is a chance that I will get it done in time for niece B’s wedding in one month. A slight chance… so I plan to work on that for an hour or so.

The dish towels are still not all the way on the loom, though I have done some work on that over the past few weeks, there is still more to do. Maybe I will get to it…

A’s truck is up in Bangor getting new tires and an alignment; we will have to pick it up at some point in the afternoon or Saturday morning. I should slip away and get her something nice for her birthday. If only I knew what that something is…

That’s it, a pretty reasonable list, I think. What are you doing today?

P. S. Here’s a little knitting photo for you… a cowl I finished last week.

The pattern is earthshine, and it is so fun to knit! And wear, too. It’s warm and stays put.

3 thoughts on “Friday 4/22 list”

  1. Love the knitting! Is it handspun yarn? Sounds like a reasonable Friday To-Do list. I’m still up to my eyes in alligators. Who knew dyeing yarn and fiber would be like taking chemistry and art color theory all at once? The chemistry math is really making my head spin especially since it is all grams and liters. Then finding the right equipment. Oh yes and don’t forget about the safety equipment—like respirator and gloves that will keep your hands safe when they are plunged into boiling hot water. The Skipper just keeps watching all the stuff get delivered while saying nothing. After today’s big delivery I told him its either this or I’m raising sheep. He has the patience of a saint.

    1. not handspun – those are malabrigo yarns.
      It was a reasonable list, it turned out – I did everything except get A a fabulous birthday present. She made do with the mundane. 🙂
      I am laughing at you and your search for equipment, and telling the Skipper that next it will be sheep. He will be in serious trouble then. But I am glad he has so much patience! So tell me, my friend, are you selling the things you are dyeing? where could one see your work?

      1. I will be setting up shop on Etsy. Right now I am planning on selling hand dyed braids of fiber that will include merino but other fibers I have researched and worked with like Falkland, Cheviot, BFL, and Targhee. Targhee and Cheviot are both strong wools for socks yet are comfortable enough to be worn next to the skin. I also want to include handmade rolags from wool I’ve dyed. And if that is not enough, I am into tapestry weaving, small tapestries, and may sell some of my originals. The blending board for the rolags came today in its nice big box. The Skipper silently watched me carry it up to the craft room. Once I get this all off the ground, The Skipper will be introduced to fleece. Raw fleece which I really, really want to learn how to process all the way into making a shawl or sweater. I figure I’ll introduce the smell of sheep in the house slowly so he and Yarn Rascal get used to it.

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