Friday, July 17, 2009

Spinning again

Dragged my wheel out (Lendrum Traveller Double Treadle) after a long hiatus (finished the homework for a spinning course 4 years ago and put it on a shelf from which 1 of my builders knocked it off! - seems ok - just a scratch)

Started spinning some Lincoln I had bought in the fleece at Maryland in 2008 (and had processed at Frankenmuth) and got about 1/8th of a bobbin full when the footman broke (it is a plastic tube about 1/2 and inch thick). Duct taped that one and then the other one broke - More duct tape and the original 1 pulled apart.

After some calls I got replacements (Lise Noakes at The Yarn Source) and picked them up on Sunday on my way down to see puppies (See previous post) and with the help of my brother's screwdriver (and after undoing everything to untangle the drive band that I had somehow managed to get into the wrong position) I am spinning again!

1 bobbin down - many more to go. The lincoln is a lovely medium dark slightly greyish brown. I am planning to spin enough to make myself a rustic, warm sweater. At my rate it may take a while but I will post progress (and pics) from time to time

Spin spin spin

Monday, July 13, 2009

Puppy Therapy

Visited a Golden Retriever breeder yesterday to meet a Mum who will deliver about the middle of August. Happily there were also 6 puppies (all spoken for though) to fondle as well.

How delightful their little faces are!

My DS went with me and spent the time throwing a kong for the other 6 adults. I am not sure who had more fun Christopher or the dogs!

The breeder, a woman on her own, has 9 dogs - plus the 6 puppies - so I think if she can handle all of them, I can handle 1 little puppy!

Stay tuned - there may be news!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Happy Birthday Canada!

Happy and proud to be a Canadian every day but especially today on our Birthday

Hug someone and wish them Happy Canada Day