Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Rita is back to her normal self & More fiber photos

Pilgrim Y'all

Wow last week was a crazy one for us. Our litle Rita got very sick from dog food that we had been feeding them. She is older than Angus by 5 years so it hit her real hard. She was treated for Hemorraghic Enteritis and Pancreatits. We alsmot had to put her down, but that good for alternative medicine!! she is just about done with her meds. Angus just had runny poops for a bit but her is ok so far. It is almost time for Thanksgiving I will get the last of the things tomorrow it's just me, hubby, Rita & Angus plus the girls. Their grammy has to work that day. Right now it is nap time and I am able to make this entry in my blog. Well I went to the spinning class on Saturday and I had such a great time!! There was also another lady that did not know how to spin so I did not feel left out. This was the beyong Basics class. I am proud to say that I can use the double treadle now. I practiced and adjusted the tension and now I am doing good. I just need to be shown how to start a bobbin. But the spindling is great!! I am using the tiger eye spindle and I had a fair amount of yarn on it. It is not great yarn but hey, you have to start from the begining and with pratice one can only get better!

I am workin on the bag for my swap partner Beth and had to change the pattern and yarn but it will come out just great!! I have my coffee partner and my Christmas around the world knitter exchange partner as well. But next year I think I will limit the amount of exchanges and swaps I do lol. Any way here are more pictures from the fiber festival. The yarns there were out of this world. But I had to make a choice between yarn and fiber, so since I have quite a bit in my stash already for yarns and more on the way from my eBay winnings I chose "FIBER". Right now I am spindling fiber from a llama called Spotlight. So far I just love using the raw llama. One reason is it does not have to be carded and it is pretty clean just a few pieces of alfalfa now and again. So I just put the bag on the floor and grab the fiber as I need it. I am working toward getting a full spindle worth and should have that done by Friday. I wanted to get a used wheel to start for my spinning but Michael wants to get me a new one, since he is paying for it new is the way we'll go. That is the only present that I know of so far lol. I already have one of his gifts already hidden here in the house. Well I need to get the salmon out to dethaw so I can steam it for dinner tonight.
Okay now I'll tell you what the pictures are: 1: Wool yarn & Boucle yarn from Rosewood Yarns; Fawn colored Hucaya Alpaca; Cream colored Suri Alpaca; Wool tapestry in progress and the last one is bags of Raw Llama fiber. I will post more photo later in the week. So for now adios!

1 comment:

Knitting Keep Me sane said...

It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful time and the pictures of the yarn is awesome!!!!!