Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Same song, second verse




Poor Marta; she's taking the separation from her (nearly as big as she is) firstborn very hard. Notice that veteran Annabelle is quiet?

Browning
Bart
I'm planning to go to Black Sheep Gathering for the day on Friday, and I'm thinking I want to take my two remaining fleeces to be turned into roving (to be picked up at the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival, saving shipping costs). That means I need to get cracking and skirt them! I have too many fiber-irons in the fire right now. I'm still picking Brava's neck wool; it needs to be washed and carded before the start of the Tour de Fleece in ten days. I've set my two-tone Taygete aside (all that remains is the contrast-color picot edging/bind-off) to start a white shawl for a dear friend who is moving to Saipan on July 18.

The yarn is a cotton/rayon blend that I'm hoping will make a cool, comfortable cover-up for the weather there. My friend chose the color and pattern.

The weather today is cold, damp and grey; I'm wearing Polarfleece and sipping hot chocolate. (I finally found a recipe for instant hot cocoa mix I like, avoiding all the yucky ingredients in the commercial stuff. A pinch of cinnamon makes it even better.) Summer weather is supposed to return with "official" summer – tomorrow!

 That's it for today from . . .

10 comments:

Kelly said...

Bart's fleece looks amazing! And I love the shawl pattern, it's very attractive, I can't wit to see the finished product.

Tombstone Livestock said...

Enjoy wearing your polar fleece and sipping hot cocoa while you can .... it was 109 here on Sunday, 106 yesterday, high 90's today. Love cinnamon in hot cocoa also morning coffee, just sprinkle some cinnamon over coffee grounds before brewing.

Michelle said...

Oh, believe me, I AM enjoying it! I even wish it would rain more so I don't have to water so soon!

Michelle said...

Thanks, Kelly. That's why Bart's dam and half-brother have to stay here as breeding animals; they produce and pass on such gorgeous fleeces!

At first I was disappointed that my friend didn't choose one of the other patterns I suggested, but I AM liking this one.

A :-) said...

Bart's fleece looks amazing!!

Susan said...

Beautiful fleece! Poor Marta. Apparently, Annabelle is over it... Thanks for the link to the hot chocolate recipe - I've been looking for one and this sounds great.

fiberjoy said...

Weather forecast is for rain to move back in on Friday. :( I'm still praying for a dry spell through the weekend now that our garden is properly watered.

fiberjoy said...

Mmmm, great looking recipe!

Looking forward to seeing you on Friday. :)

farmlady said...

Poor Marta, I feel her pain.
Love the fleece. Just beautiful.
Enjoy the hot chocolate. I would have to put it over ice here. We are having a heat wave.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Poor Marta. Gorgeous fleeces!!! It's so hot here that I wasn't even tempted to look at that recipe. Ugh.