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June 2016

WIP Wednesday! There’s a part of me that actually really enjoys stockinette in the round. It’s peaceful and I can do it with my eyes closed. 

PS, that project bag can be found HERE 

What are you guys working on? 


The result of my first official spinning wheel adventure! It was gorgeous on Saturday so I spent the afternoon making this strange little skein… 

Also! learned how to ply! Which was actually really easy. 

It’s a bit knobby and uneven but hey, I’m very please with it! 

yesterdays quick embroidery. I just needed something that was roughly this size and I also really wanted to use those colors. 

And it’s a nice break between my currently knitting project. 

We’ve fostered a LOT of cats over the years, so here’s an incomplete list of weird cats we’ve had:




1. An Abyssinian that would jump from the second story banister to land perfectly, and with utter grace, onto your shoulder when you enter our house on the first story (ok, but imagine a cat leaping onto you, it’s terrifying)

2. Satan (her real name is Cassandra) who will only sleep if she is completely under the covers and tucked in

3. Elena, a Kurilian Bobtail, that was so affectionate it bordered on harassment. She would climb your leg for you to pet her and follows people around the house

4. Osiris, a Chausie, that actually plays fetch. No joke. He also responds if you say his name, and has been on the news 6 times so far, in various different cities

5. Dolly, who we actually taught to roll over and sit on command for chicken tenders

6. The kitten that decided to travel down one of the heat vents in our home and my father had to take 3 feet of drywall out to retrieve him

7. One of the cats (still not sure which) managed to eat the insides of a full package of sausage rolls left on the counter but left the bread part totally intact

8. two years after re-homing Lemon the cat, we found her stash of tape dispensers under our living room couch. There were 26 tape dispensers

9. one of the cat’s we re-homed likes to go kayaking with his new human. He has a cat life vest and everything 


Why isn’t there a picture of the cat kayaking omg.

I had to hunt through 4 cat photo albums on their facebook to find this for you… 

That wasnt a complaint, it was actually really fun.

Guess who brought yarn to my brothers commencement ceremony? Yeah it was me. The show went so long I almost finished the hat. 😒😒

@mysevenkids Thank you! I had the exact opposite problem with my first wheel (it would spin but wouldn’t draw onto the bobbin) and now that I switched to a single drive it’s like the sky cleared and the sun shone. 

@silvisnilade Thanks! Sadly, that skein is about the size of my hand, so it would be a very small scarf. 

@hatandsandalsguy Thank you! 

Look at thus ugly little skein of yarn I spun!!
This is the test yarn I made to try out my spinning wheel. I used roving someone gave me years ago that I really don’t have any use for so it was ideal to make mistakes with.
It’s so ugly but I’m so proud… 😙😙

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