This is only the beginning of late Fall, early Winter. We have had snow. I know it wasn't a lot of snow, but what little bit is on the leaves in the shady parts of the yard are still there. It is also windy.
This is not my favorite time of year-can you guess?
I am making a very emotional decision to sell my Ashford spinning wheel. A young woman from Joplin is coming on Saturday to look at it and to try it out. I know it will go home with her. I am very emotionally tied to this wheel. It feels good on a gut level to send it home with her. She is a beginner and it is a basic wheel.
Because it will be gone soon, I am trying really hard to finish up the blue yarn I have and get it plied. I have been plying on the Woolee Winder that is on the Ashford. It is faster and more efficient than the way I would do it on the Sequoyah. An inconvenience for the short time until Saturday, but do-able.
I am also knitting on the red sweater. It is about nine inches from the ribbing. It is actually looking like something now. I started a pair of handspun, handknit socks that I am doing for a friend as a surprise. She spotted the yarn at some point and said, "Those look like socks to me." It didn't sell at the fiber show, so she is getting a pair of socks. The colorway is coming out stripes, which surprised me. I don't remember plying stripes. Oh, well, still pretty.
My friend YC lost her close friend today after two weeks in the hospital. She went into organ failure last week, but was holding herself together until her mother could get there. Such a time of transitions for everyone.
Patty goes to the groomer tomorrow. I am thrilled. She has such wiry hair, and I noticed that some of the curly stuff was in her eyes. Time to get a trim.
We are supposed to get some warmer weather by the end of the week. It is still below normal for this time of year, but I will imagine it is warmer than the 10 degrees this morning.
I have finally sorted and disposed of the last three boxes from my friend's storage unit. It was bothering me to walk around the stuff and the smell was aggravating my sinuses. I know it was the right thing when a HUGE brown recluse spider crawled of a box of letters I stirred up. I sprayed it with ant/roach spray. And I burned that mess right away.
Not anything else to report. I think my neighbor is finally on the mend from her foot surgery. She isn't very strong, and the walker is hurting her arms. She went to the doctor to get stitches out yesterday and I haven't checked in on her. I imagine they are tired of my bringing food over, but poor husband is trying to do everything in the house.
So back to spinning pretty blue yarn. It is so lovely in the sunlight.
Have a good week. Stay warm. Put on your woolies.