A snowy (three big snow storms) month, really not the thing. March snowstorms so suck.
The sooner it melts and we can get off the roads and sidewalks and back out into the woods and fields the happier I will be. Gatsby too. The earth, which had begun to thaw and smell lovely is now covered again, the birds, so noisy and lively in February, are lying low now. Or so it seems.
It's persistently cold. Chill. Except for this one, taken in late February, I have no pictures; those I take showing any snow I delete almost instantly. Though I know it'll be gone soon, I won't miss it. Gatsby will, though, he tunnels and rolls as if he's a porpoise or a seal.
I finished knitting the Carbeth Pullover from Kate Davies Designs
here, and will start knitting the Carbeth cardigan as soon as the yarn arrives from WEBS. Plan to use Peruvian wool from Cascade Eco
in the Sycamore colorway for the cardigan.
I used Alafoss Lopi for the pullover, yarn I bought at Mosfellsbaer for another lopapeysa on my first trip to Iceland in 2014. Raspberry with grey-blue and gold-green accents on the arms--there wasn't enough raspberry for the full sweater, as it was going to have a gold and blue yoke, but I love the color on the sleeves!
|Carbeth on the rocks!|
|Partly done; incandescent light|
|New Carbeth--easy cropped sweater|
I sold the Norwood cherry loom I bought from Melodi Hackett several years ago to Doug Marlowe, an Anglican priest/bishop? from Watertown NY. Meeting him at MA Sheep and Wool to hand it over and can't wait to meet him. I'm thrilled it's going to someone who loves these looms and will appreciate it.
It's cherry glows like satin now that it's dusted and oiled and ready to go. I won't miss weaving with my knees hitting the cloth beam though--
I worked in Cathleen's greenhouse a few days last week...planting itty bitty baby plants in the greenhouse prior to starting the outdoor season again. Susan worked with us too.
Cathleen has offered to barter my hours this Spring for her Macomber Baby Mac loom, which she bought a few years ago. She likes her other looms more, and doesn't have room for it anymore in her studio.
It has 8 shafts and I'm pretty sure is all the loom I'll ever be able to handle. Eight shafts and 24" in width, so a 45" doubleweave is possible. It also folds into a fairly small footprint, so when I get it, I may try to sell the TOTT loom, maybe at Fiber Frolic. At 75 hours, it makes it possible for me, after that, we'll go back to regular paychecks for the garden work after we plant her customer's gardens.
Still eating well, no sugar, grains, legumes, processed foods, little dairy. Pretty easy to stick to fish, shellfish, meat, vegetables, fruits and nuts. Duh, all my favorite stuff.
|eggs, avocado, figs, apricot, salmon|