Monday, February 2, 2009

Cardinals and Spinning

The past few mornings while walking the dog, have been full of the birds singing their songs. It was fun to watch a couple of cardinals in what I think was a dispute over a female cardinal. It is interesting to watch nature come alive at the end of winter. Even if Phil says there will be six more weeks of winter. I like this time of year, when the trees are thinking about budding out. The tree suckers in our front yard have some leaves starting to form, all fuzzy and young. It won't be long until the birds are back in that tree where I can watch them from where I sit to spin.

I have come up with a rotation so I can spin on each of my wheels within a months time. They each get their dedicated week to spinning on just that one wheel. Last week it was the Traditional and this week the Scholar is getting some time. My spinning time has diminished, but I still got two full bobbins and a half spun last week. I have about half a bobbin spun on the Scholar today. I am spinning four different fibers and am using from the "stash". I want to replace some fibers when the fiber fairs start, but to do that I must spin some of what I have!

I am busy working on the socks I have been knitting for myself. They were in time out for a while, but I started working on them this past week and decided I really needed to finish them. I decided to do a short row heel, my first ever. I should have knit an inch or so more on the foot before starting the heel, but I think they will be okay. I am ready for some wool socks! There are so many projects I want to be working on and not enough time to do them all.

Well, off to work on those socks some more. Happy knitting and spinning.

1 comment:

LDSVenus said...

Thank you for the picture! I love cardinals!! They are beautiful and I love their unique song. I haven't spun all winter because it's just been too darn cold, my hands do not like to come out of the blanket. Easier to knit when it's cold (tho not too cold for that either ;P.)