Saturday, July 07, 2007

goings on...

Much has happened in the last few weeks. Quite a lot of it was crappy, but I'll start with the good stuff first.
Let us begin with Black Sheep shall we?
I went to Black Sheep with a teacher I work with who is an accomplished spinner/knitter/weaver/crocheter/teacher. She bought me this:

And with the help of a somewhat geriatric Ashford wheel that she is lending me, I turned it into this:

May I just say that I am quite taken with this thing called spinning. It is very relaxing and a bit like meditation. Except the joining in more roving... that part is still a bit frustrating. Workable though.

I also got this:

It is 100% superwash merino from Capistrano Fiber Arts Studio. 150 yards was $12.95, so I'm making the dream swatch from Knit and Tonic. It is coming out quite beautifully.

And last but not least my sockapalooza sock. This is the first one... sigh. So far to go. But the pattern is going well.

And last but not least the really shitty shit news. My dear, sweet, best friend Bonny had to be put to sleep due to acute kidney failure on the 3rd of July. She had just turned 15 in June.

Funny how something like a pair of socks suddenly seems inconsequential when you have a big Bonny shaped hole in your heart.

1 comment:

DrLaura said...

Oh, i'm so sorry to hear about Bonny! totally understand. we have an elderly love Remus who's about 15 himself - he's getting boney and not eating much and not so energetic, and i just don't want to face what's coming!
blessings, L, laura