21 June 2013

Fragment Friday

Butterfly on lilac.

1.  I finally noticed I'm over 500 posts. Much of them Corgi related, much to Anonymous' chagrin.

2.   Lots of rain this week. Nice to see Wyoming green, instead of dusty brown. How's your weather been?

3.  Okay, I did it. I bought another sheep fleece. Actually a half a fleece, because 3 pounds seemed enough to me. It's a Coopworth fleece. Should be good to process into yarn. Lots of yarn. Is anyone going to need mittens?

4.  I carved my puzzle piece for the Fantastic Garden Puzzle Print. My first time carving cherry wood. Glad I sharpened my tools. I don't get to print this piece, I ship it off to the coordinator, who will slot it into the puzzle and print them all at once. Can't wait to see it. 

5.  I'm thinking of learning origami just so I can take some of my paperwork from work and fold it into odd shapes...
 
 

8 comments:

Kathleen Cassen Mickelson said...

Yes! I need mittens!
Seriously, we had tons of rain recently and today has been filled with the sound of chainsaws as many trees came down last night during severe storms here in the Twin Cities. So, we're green, we're all wet, and we're without power in many cases. I'm lucky - the power's on at my house.
And why shouldn't corgis be front and center on your blog? They're adorable and they're family.

Gabriele C. said...

We've had a heatwave and then some really nasty thunderstorms. Just your average German weather. Hot - thunderstorms - cold and rainy - warm - hot - thunderstorms .... rinse and repeat for 3 months. ;-)

Constance Brewer said...

Kathleen, will be processing fiber for mittens the next two months. :) And dyeing it too.

Corgis are always front and center because they're so stinking cute.

Constance Brewer said...

Gabriele, I'd take a cool break over continual heat any day. But not much in the way of humidity here. Pretty dry, usually.

Split Pea Traveler said...

I'm laughing about your blog being so Corgi-related because I just put up a picture of my dog AND a video of her on my blog. When they're stinking cute, the world needs to see!

We were in Canada and hit some awful thunder and lightning storms yesterday, but had sun all day today. It's interesting driving cross country and seeing the different weather patterns. Green Bay, Wisconsin tomorrow!

Good luck on the origami!

Constance Brewer said...

How was Wisconsin?
Of course dogs should be the star of the show. They give us so much and ask for so little.

Carla said...

How long will it take you to spin the fleece into yarn, out of interest?

Constance Brewer said...

Well, I have to wash it in small batches and let it dry, once that's done, carding it doesn't take long. An hour for a bunch of rolags. Then I spin from those. I made a skein of yarn in about 2-3 hours today, after getting some dry fleece, carding it and spinning it. The whole fleece? not sure, a couple of weeks for me. Shorter for faster spinners.