The Ice Is Gone

The sun is shining, no breeze to speak of and it’s 41° in our little corner of Texas. Nice to see the sun again. Brad is off to pick up a couple of pounds of chopped brisket, BBQ sauce and sides. We’ll have some for lunch and divide the rest of the brisket and freezeContinue reading “The Ice Is Gone”

Keeping Busy

I’ve got my winding station set up to wind off two skeins of yarn. Brad needs new socks and it takes more than one skein of fingering yarn for his size 13 feet so I am doing contrasting toes, heels and cuffs. I’ll use the lighter yarn on the swift for the main color andContinue reading “Keeping Busy”

Happy Roc Day!

Today is Roc Day, or St. Distaff’s Day. Time to get back to work after the Christmas holiday. I still have an ounce to spin to finish the first bobbin of BFL/Tussah Silk I’ve been working on. I’ll stick to that for the time being instead of ‘sampling’ a different fiber for the fun ofContinue reading “Happy Roc Day!”

2nd Day of Christmas

I pray your Christmas Eve and Christmas Day events were spent with family and friends, making memories and reliving those from the past, and remembering that Christ is the Reason for the Season. This 2nd Day of Christmas I am focusing on finishing a project and thanking God for the many blessings He has bestowedContinue reading “2nd Day of Christmas”

Cold And Foggy

I woke up before 8 am, rested from a good night’s sleep and a day of doing pretty much nothing yesterday. It’s 28° outside and foggy. It’s also our youngest grandson’s birthday. He is two years old today. We need to pick up a load of cattle feed to take to the farm later thisContinue reading “Cold And Foggy”

Elon Strikes Again, And Again

Yesterday was quite interesting. James O’Keefe, Emerald Robinson, Matt Couch, Mike Lindell and others had their accounts on Twitter restored. Then there was installment #6 of the Twitter Files aimed at the FBI. Fox was losing their collective minds starting with “Elon Musk’s Twitter Massacre” on The Five over Musk suspending ‘journalists’ who were doxxingContinue reading “Elon Strikes Again, And Again”

It Pays To Tidy Up

I was emptying out a basket yesterday evening, removing a couple of ziplock bags with fiber and bobbins in them, and found this little bag in the bottom of the basket. I can’t remember where the bag came from, if I bought it or it was a gift…been too long…but as soon as I sawContinue reading “It Pays To Tidy Up”

Never Too Old To Learn New Tricks

This photo is a reminder of what I can do when I put my mind, and hands, to it. All of my 4 ounce bobbins ready to ply. I really enjoyed that summer. I can do it again as long as I take care of myself and stay on top of things. Age really isContinue reading “Never Too Old To Learn New Tricks”

Spinning Hacks: Changing What You Do When What You Do Hurts!

I am a self-taught spinner since the mid 1980’s and after all those years of spinning I have terrific muscle memory and rarely stop to think about how I handle the fiber I’m spinning. That didn’t used to be a bad thing, but the older I get and the more my left shoulder bothers meContinue reading “Spinning Hacks: Changing What You Do When What You Do Hurts!”

My Hands Need A Break!

I did it. Both heels are finished and the socks are back on one needle. The rest of it is lace all the way to the top of the sock, but this project is going to go into temporary ‘time-out’ so my hands can recover. I’m not a tight knitter by any means, but sizeContinue reading “My Hands Need A Break!”