I realize that I’ve really let this blog go the last several months… We’ve been dealing with losses, ill health, and other changes. I’m going to try to get back to updating a little more often.
My niece and her boyfriend got their own place, so they aren’t with us anymore. Now, we’ve begun the process of getting settled in and figuring out our own routines.
I’ve started taking over the other bedroom and getting the office cleaned up. Now, the only stuff that’s in the office, is stuff that was originally intended to be in there! Yay! That room was absolutely crammed with boxes! I have a set of shelves that I am going to bring in – it will house the yarn/fiber/spinning stash.
Now that winter seems to be a thing of the past, I also got all the empty cardboard boxes out of the house. I didn’t realize how much space they were taking up!
I recently discovered the Knook (a tool for knitting with a crochet hook) and I really like it! I’ve started on my first knooking project – the Lichen Kerchief. I’m knooking it in a lovely, emerald green, superwash merino wool. It’s soft and luscious and will look great with my red hair! It’s going slower than if I’d crocheted it, but I’m making less mistakes than when I knit with needles. Not exactly sure why that is. Maybe because it’s such a familiar motion that I can focus on the pattern and not so much on what I’m doing..?
I’m trying to grow out my hair and it’s at that awkward stage where it’s making me crazy because I can’t do much with it. Its only saving grace is that it is JUST long enough to put back into a tiny little ponytail. I thought that making a pretty, feminine, lacy kerchief would be just the thing to help me ignore my hair while it grows out.
Speaking of hair… The goats are just about to get their yearly shearing. I don’t know how on earth we are going to catch the girls to get them done. They are still sooooo skittish. But, they need to be done, desperately! They are completely felted! The boys’ fleece is beautiful this year and I really need to acquire some hand carders. We won’t have the llama shorn this year, as she was done last year.
And speaking of the llama… Dolly has taken Tanker under her wing and has been such a good llama mama! She protects him from the girls when they are being mean to him. And she lets him get away with murder! He stands on her back when she’s laying down; she allows him to eat her food; she is so sweet to him!
Well, I guess that’s all I have to report for today. I hope this finds everyone well!