Friday, October 20, 2017

Happy hour

Today was supposed to be a wash-out, like yesterday, tomorrow, and Sunday. But this afternoon the sun broke out, and I pulled over at the bottom of our hill on my way home and captured this:
Just looking at that picture makes me happy. And I'm getting some time at home alone tonight, which also makes me happy. Rick has mostly laid around the house since we got home from the hospital Wednesday morning. But tonight he got an emergency call from a client over on the coast and took Brian with him because he wasn't sure he could drive that far (the stone hasn't passed).

It's been a disrupted, discombobulated week. Still, I've managed to get Lance out for frequent short rides, and have been playing with yarn. After months of spinning Jacob singles, I finally started plying it using my miniSpinner. I filled one bobbin to the brim,
then started on another; I was rather stunned to see just how much I had spun up on my Jenkins Turkish spindles since July! There's a bit more roving yet to spin and ply before I can measure yardage.

This morning I finally skeined the mohair yarn I spun and plied during the Tour de Fleece. Rick's first black walnut bowl was the perfect receptacle to hold the turtle while I used my noddy-noddy. The skein is only ~273 yards, so I may combine it with something else for a two-color project.

Earlier today I noticed a red-tailed hawk on the ground in our middle pasture. It flew to a tree before I could grab my camera, but I still managed to get a decent shot of it (at least if you click to biggify), with the added bonus of a touch of fall color.

That's it for today from . . .

7 comments:

A :-) said...

Love that hawk photo. Hawks are one of my spirit guides I just love when I see one!

Theresa said...

Michelle, That Jacob is beautiful as is the mohair. MOHAIR, who spins that?!! I'm just starting my very first Shetland roving. Light grey and a nice change from merino/slippery blends.
Handsome hawk, wonder what he had in the field, but I don't really want to know.
I need to get a few pics of our paperbark maple, it has outdone itself.
Have a relaxing weekend.

Kim Gibson said...

Fleece and raptors, who could ask for more? I have mentioned your blogs on mine, on a get to know other blogs project.... purely voluntary of course.

Cheryl Zovich said...

Beautiful pictures and yummy yarn!

FullyFleeced said...

Beautiful spinning!

Susan said...

How nice to have a break! You have spun an amazing amount of yarn - and NICE yarn! I'm glad you had time with Lance - equine therapy at its best.

Michelle said...

A, I'm hearing great horned owls every night and seeing hawks nearly every day!

I guess I spin mohair, Theresa! Glad you're enjoying Shetland; it can vary A LOT.

Thank-you so much for commenting and for the blog mention, Kim! Nice to "meet" new people – you, too, Cheryl!

Thank-you, Denise; that's a high compliment from a spinner like you.

Thanks, Susan; I'm looking forward to knitting with it!