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July 14, 2008


How's it going? Boy did I have a great weekend of fibery goodness! Saturday Carla and I went to visit Loren! We had been meaning to get together since November of last year and all try and figure out the mystery of steeks. We were to knit a teddy bear sweater and then sew a steek in the knitting and cut it. So we finally did that! Go check out the pictures on Loren's blog. And yes, you can count my chins. I hate my picture taken, but in the spirit of it I threw caution to the wind. (I need to do a little dieting... ahem....) Anyway, after the cutting of the knitting, I brought along my drum carder and carded some of Loren's lovely Finn for her. The sheep is called Albert Finney, which is totally adorable. I met him by the way. The sheep not the actor... He liked me! He tried to untie my shoe laces and he even gave me a little kiss (well maybe he only smelled my face) Carla has pictures of that.

Like I said I carded up some of Loren's Finn. It was divine. I was so into it that I carded up some Romney I had (laying around...) that night! Did I take pictures of that? NOPE! Then I spun it up and plyed it. All in one weekend. I should of waited to ply, but I just couldn't

Wanna see it?

Yarn in a bowl.jpg

There is nothing prettier than yarn in a bowl. Sigh....

I actually can give you specs on this:
3.6 oz of Romney
Approx. 120 yards (not the best yardage...)
dk weight

This picture is a prewashed skein. I have since washed it to set the twist.

Okay, in other news, I haven't updated you on Suki in a while! That's because we almost gave up on her. She got a nasty infection in her back from one of the injections. I won't even go into how gross it was. Okay, I will a little... she had to have this infection drained and had a tube in her back. It wasn't doing well until one day the Vet removed something...very gross... and now she is all better! She even seems to act like her old kitteny self. Well maybe her old 6 year old self. So we are just giving her insulin! The vet and myself were so happy that we hung in there. She was one sick kitty

Here is a picture of her shaved back

back shot of Suki.jpg

Poor thing! You are lucky I didn't take a picture to share with you of her shaved butt. You heard me right. But that would be very undignified for poor Suki.

I leave you with a picture of Suki in the grass

suki in the wild.jpg

She looks so happy!
PS - That is actually a plant in our back yard. NOT our grass. We do mow the lawn on occasion...

Posted by beth at July 14, 2008 12:28 PM


OH! I forgot about Carla's pics of you and Albert. I have to get those.
That Romney has such a wonderful luster. The skein looks lovely!
Don't forget to take pics of the sleeves on the Teddy sweater.

Posted by: windyridge at July 14, 2008 01:00 PM

so glad Suki is feeling better and love the yarn:)

Posted by: ambermoggie at July 14, 2008 01:31 PM

Aw, I'm so glad that Suki's story has a happy ending.

And what lovely yarn! I'm hoping to learn to spin this summer - so far, though, my results are less than stellar. But a week's vacation should help. :)

Posted by: Kirstie at July 14, 2008 01:40 PM

yick. of course i kind of want to know what the vet took out. a little army guy? cracker jack prize? a shoe? no, no, don't tell me. let's keep the mystery alive.

i'm glad suki feels better.

Posted by: helen aka secretlentil at July 14, 2008 03:29 PM


Posted by: Carol at July 14, 2008 03:47 PM

Great job on the yarn!!! Such humiliation for the kitty!

Posted by: Robin at July 14, 2008 09:58 PM

The Romney looks so soft! Wanna touch it!!

Hooray for Suki. Her new haircut is very chic and the picture in the plants is beautiful. She's a fighter and so are you. :-)

Posted by: Laurie at July 15, 2008 08:12 PM

I'm so happy to hear that Suki is doing well! I love to hear about animals pulling through tough spots!

It looks like you had a great fibery time too.

Posted by: Erin at July 16, 2008 09:05 AM

Beautiful yarn!

Poor shaved Suki. I'm so glad she's feeling better though!

Posted by: katie at July 16, 2008 11:35 AM

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