November. Attempting a post per day. Writing each day last November was a great discipline. My lack of posting this year is appalling. Dreaming of writing, words shift through my head during the day only to be stifled come evening.
This past weekend was spent at the Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival where I had a blast taking a fabulous workshop, and also became exhausted by some too-late nights. Yesterday, after being dismissed early from jury duty (hallelujah!) and feeling like I might be coming down with the cold Ed’s been fighting I took an afternoon nap, then slept 10 hours, straight through the night. All that sleep was needed for a good day of office work, some housecleaning and laundry, and a brisk morning walk.
Projects: The knitting was finished last week, the spinning… gracious! It was entered into the spinning log in 2012! I love to spin but too often the yarn languishes until that certain project comes along that is just right for it.
40 gram cake of handspun Picperfic 60% Polwarth, 40%alpaca roving spun into 128 yards of 2-ply, waiting to be made into a sweet something for a granddaughter’s Christmas.
Since the cowl is for a 10 year old #3 needles were used and one section of the middle pattern repeats omitted. This slightly shorter size looks terrific folded 1/3rd so the scallops are layered. I admit the temptation to keep it for myself.
Today I’m thankful for the sunny day, after a very wet October, right there at the top of October record rainfall. Some of the lighter laundry was even hung out to dry and soak in the sunshine. Bliss.