Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Still here and still up to my eyeballs....

No pictures today, but a brief update:
  • For Mother's Day, son and hubby combined efforts to make me a copper pipe tapestry loom. They combined the best aspects of the PVC loom in Kids Weaving and Archie Brennan's copper pipe looms. I am so thrilled to have this for the workshop I'm taking at the end of June. My plans are to weave a sampler from this book book in the next week or two.
  • I've been knitting on Hyrna Herborgar with handspun cashmere singles. The yarn has been spun for awhile but no project seemed to fit. Then Ted posted his completed shawl and I went immediately into lemming mode. (Must have been Md. Sheep and Wool influence!). I'm on row 85 of 127 rows, but it's a triangular shawl knit from the center back neck, so the rows are getting more and more stitches.
  • Meanwhile spring continues apace. Just picked up 6 hosta plants on the way home from the gym that will need to go in the ground. Will also have to pick up about 5 flats of impatiens to fill out the beds in the basement walk out. Even tho' we had temps in the 80's, Michigan soil is still a bit cool for the impatiens. I've learned from experience that they will not fill in much once they've had cold feet.
In the midst of all this, I've had a headache since Monday night that I just can't seem to completely shake. It seems to be a weather headache. Given the rate of weather change in Michigan, it shouldn't be with me much longer!


  1. If you don't join a KAL, you won't be a lemming!

    I want to thank you for all of your encouraging comments on my blog. They really mean a lot to me!

  2. Knitting helps my weather headaches. At least I think they do but maybe that's because I always feel better after knitting. 'Tis the road construction season, so I'm "packing" which means I have knitting in the front seat for road delays. Does wonders for my impatience. It's a pre-headache treatment.

  3. Cool present! I made the Kids Weaving loom last summer then everything hit the fan and I haven't had time to try my hand at tapestry. You have access to some of the best workshops, I'm jealous.

    Sorry about the headache - I feel your pain.

  4. Handspun cashmere singles?



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