Monday, November 22, 2010

Yarn I'm spinning

This is the Corriedale roving I was spinning. The first photo shows the single and the true color of the yarn. The second photo is the yarn plyed and is a little bit bright because of the flash. In the first photo you can see the bag of roving behind the spinning wheel. I still have enough roving for one more skein.
Weaving is hard!!! I can't seem to get the hang of it and I will probably be taking a lesson soon. I decided to knit this shawl I have a pattern for and since I can't read patterns I will have to get some help on that as well! But I am going to use the Corriedale and the Cormo/Angora I am spinning right now to create the shawl. Purple-blue and gold will go well together. You have to knit with two yarns at the same time. (fun) I have problems with some of the stitches and need to be shown how to knit them. I will get some photos of the Cormo/Angora yarn and post those tomorrow. I am also spinning some giant angora on my drop spindle which I have an order for. I can do that while at work and I also taught my friend Norma to spin today and she is going strong. Only took her 2 minutes! Almost like she was born to do it.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Still got reason to be happy

Well even in the midst of all this I still have things I can be happy about. I have a car to get to work in, get to go to bible study tonite, and I got the roving Dustin sent yesterday. What else makes anyone more happy then having orange roving to spin??? That roving spins like a dream! (thanks Dustin!) I have no idea what I am going to do with it once it is spun. Probably will put it on my etsy store or.... I could weave a scarf with it. I built my own simple loom and have to figure out how to use it. I have been trying to figure out what yarn I want to use to warp the loom with. I think it is going to be mohair. It will be my experimental yarn for a scarf. The weft yarn is going to be angora. I have photos to post and will as soon as get them downloaded from the camera. I have corriedale yarn spun and suri alpaca spun. I also have satin angora on my drop spindle being plyed. I already have it sold. Been kind busy!

Car troubles

Well yeah, we had just got the power steering pump replaced and it was doing just fine when, lo and behold, the shift cable gives out. Can't win for losing with cars. This all happened last night too! We parked the car and worked on getting the power steering pump done and when we got in it to test it we had no gears, well only 3rd and 4th. My dad hopefully is going to figure out if he can fix it. He can make a new cable and put it in, I hope. If not then I have to yet locate a cable to buy and the last one was at a dealership in AZ and they wanted $200 for it! And this seemed to be the last one in the entire US of A! Dad's an auto body mechanic so if anybody can fix it it would be he! Oh yeah, we have another vehicle but it is also in the shop with a transmission problem. The mechanic there said he is going to work on it today. So Amanda and I are stuck with the "blue beast" (92 Dodge pickup) till somebody fixes something. Ain't life grand!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Church again

Well I finally found a church to go to. Can't believe it was just about in my own backyard. My friends, Jamie and Jill told me about it and went as well. Worship was awesome and the message was really good. Coincidence?? Have no idea... The funny thing was I got impressed upon by the Lord to start teaching again. It's always such a strong feeling. Then I get worried that my husband will not allow it. So I beat myself up all day, which is what the devil wants. By the evening I was in a foul disposition, and I guess the Lord had had enough of me doing this and just plainly said, "Have the pastor ask your husband first." Respect all people, I believe the pastor is a respecting person. So that made me feel lots better. Wednesday night they will be having a potluck and ministry meeting. I am attending to learn more about the ministry and the people here. The church is called Stonebridge Community Church and meets at the Gym at the old Natural Bridge High School. Cowboy Church is totally out of my life now even though I miss the people that go there. I know they probably don't understand the reason I left but were most likely not told either. God is not a God of division, he is a God of unity and to separate family is not what God intends for the ministry to do. It can be a choice of the people in the family but that is not the case in my family. We are all believers and it says in the Word that we are not to separate. So I will go and offer to help out and maybe get some experience in teaching the Word. I might be born again but wasn't born knowing how to teach. God is teaching me that.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Day after Rain

Well, yes it rained yesterday, at least at my house. My horses went mudboggin' and now they are plastered with mud. White horse is trying to be a brown horse. Amanda is on a weekend excursion at Liberty University and has the camera so no photos. Amanda is a senior in high school and colleges love for them to come visit. Liberty is the only college Amanda has picked out so she and her best friend went to scope out the campus. They are having a blast. I really hope she brings back lots of info on scholarships.
I do not have but mud in the pasture so I didn't get to play with Seven yesterday. I have been trying to spend a little time with him each day. I picked feet yesterday, yes muddy feet! It was quite a difference in getting my husband's horse to pick his feet up and for Seven to get his feet up. Seven was quite light but Sadarian was a plug! Sadarian does everything in slow motion. He seems to think about whatever I ask him to do first. He is the Alpha so he is probably trying to see how far he can push me. He doesn't get too far. But he isn't my partner so I don't spend a great deal of time with him. Most of my playing is on Porcupine game and Circle game since I need to sharpen these up to pass Level 1 Online. So a playing I will go!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I promised photos of the bunnies. The first one is my new French doe, Carmela. Changed from Carmel. I wanted her name to sound more feminine. She's quite a nice-bodied doe. 6 mos old, tempting not to show her but her coat is quite soft. I think she was sheared the first time and hasn't developed much guard hair yet. She only has a 2 inch staple right now so it's hard to tell what her coat is going to mature out to. Can't wait to spin some of it though!!
Second is Soncee, both photos, in the first she actually got brave enough to see what I had in my hand. Which was the camera, then the second photo after a hasty retreat. Soncee is one of my Giant crosses out of the black litter I was working on. I saved her to show to see how body types were working out. Hadn't shown her once, should because in my opinion, she has awesome type, makes weight, and has real good density. Overall a good representative of the breed, Giant Angora. She shears out at about 8 to 10 ozs every 3 mos which is why I keep her. Besides she is quite a nice tempered girl.