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Eye Candy and F.O. Friday...

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...Today is Fiber Eye Candy™ from the Taos Wool Festival we attended on 10/1/16.

This is an Alpaca-wool top in Candy Apple from Prairie Falcon Fibers:


Organic Polwarth-Silk top from Widdershins Woolworks:


Dyed Wensleydale top from DeGoatnsheep Ranch:


Multi-Llama top from Tall Tail Ranch (I just finished the singles on this one):


and custom rolags from Woodlake Woolies:


The Finished Object is SW Blue art yarn [Ravelry] spun from the rolags:


Specs:
Started and finished 10/23/16
Custom rolags from Woodlake Woolies
20.1 yds., bulky weight

Up this weekend: No specific plans.  I do have a little housework to catch up on. I need to get a jump on getting the house in order for Thanksgiving. We're hoping to have a full table again this year.

I want to check out some of the holiday magazines to see whether there are any intriguing and new cookie recipes.

And I'm still processing vacation photos. I finished day 3 and am starting on Day 4. Maybe if I get bored (HA!) I can process a few m…

WIP-it Wednesday...

...and I still haven't gotten a handle on my regular posting schedule. I think my brain is still on vacation!

My main WIP right now is processing my vacation pictures. There were no photos on day 1, as that was travel day. Day 2 is processed and up on Flickr. I am about one third of the way through Day 3. At least I have looked at all of the photos and identified the ones to process!

Work kicked my @$$ last week and I felt tired all weekend. At least I was able to enjoy Spin-In! I made some gingerbread cookies to take and finished spinning the llama singles.

On Sunday, I spun some rolags that I bought at Taos Wool Festival. Photos to come... 

I only have one month until I switch to baking, so I better get cracking!

*WIPs roll call*

Worked on:
Mother of Dragons shawl (knitting)  [Ravelry]
Knit a few more rows...it's slow going as I only knit it on Mondays Multi-Llama handspun (spinning) [Ravelry]
Finished the singles; need to plySW Blu rolags
Started and finished 10/23Works In Progr…

WIP-it Wednesday, blog-and-run version...

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...I have a work project that is time-critical, which is why I'm not posting regularly.

One Finished Object: Echo Hat [Ravelry]


Specs:
Started 9/18/16
Finished 10/16/16
Yarn: Red Heart Unforgettable in Echo
Pattern: Noro spiral one-skein hat by Manuèle Ducret
For Halos of Hope

A couple of WIPs...the current view of the 4-shaft sampler with the new warp and weft yarn:


...and a new spinning project with some of the fiber I bought at Taos Wool Festival:


*WIPs roll call*

Worked on:
Mother of Dragons shawl (knitting)  [Ravelry]
Knit a few more rows Multi-Llama handspun (spinning) [Ravelry]
Working on the singles4-shaft sampler (weaving) [Ravelry]
Re-warped and wove 6 twill typesWorks In Progress, did not work on:
Bear Paw pottery (needlepoint)Finishing work St. Charles (needlepoint)Valley of the Heart's Delight sampler design (cross stitch)UFOs/Hibernation:
Be My Baby for My Baby (knitting) [Ravelry]Canto de Sirena shawl (knitting) [Ravelry]Celaeno Shawl (knitting) [Ravelry]Mermaid of the P…

Eye Candy Friday...

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...and I have too many photos to share for a change! Here's another sampling.

Buckeye butterflies:


Hummingbird trumpet flowers:


Euphorbia:


Up this weekend:  Since I;ve only processed photos from Day 1 of vacation, I need to work on these some more.

Pacific International Quilt Festival is this weekend. For the first time, I'm thinking of skipping it. My focus right now is weaving. Plus I really don't need to take any more photos at the moment!

I think I'm just going to hunker down at home. I will help The Husband hang our new rug and take photos of that. Since it's part of our vacation experience, I really need to document it.

And hope it continues to rain...
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September 2016 recap...

...finally. And, yes, I know that I forgot to do a WIP-it Wednesday yesterday. Next week.

Finished:
9/17 Afternoon of the Faun handspun (spinning) [Ravelry]
Vervain Merino-Bamboo-Silk top from Mosaic Moon in "Pan";
268 yds. chain-ply, 15 WPIBooks: Private Rio, James PattersonRecombinant, Shannon MayerApprentice in Death, JD RobbUnraveled, Jennifer EstepAsh, Shannon MayerReplica, Shannon MayerOnce Broken Faith, Seanan McGuireBay of Sighs, Nora RobertsRosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter, Kate Cliffor LarsonMagic Binds, Ilona AndrewsStarted:
9/18 Echo No-Noro Hat (knitting) [Ravelry]Works In Progress:
4-shaft sampler (weaving) [Ravelry]Bear Paw pottery (needlepoint)Mother of Dragons shawl (knitting)  [Ravelry]St. Charles (needlepoint)Finishing work (hand sewing)IDJ (It's Dead, Jim):
Spiral Striped Hat (knitting) [Ravelry]UFOs/Hibernation:
Be My Baby for My Baby (knitting) [Ravelry]Canto de Sirena shawl (knitting) [Ravelry]Celaeno Shawl (knitting) [Ravelry]Mermaid of the Pearls …

Yes, I am still here!

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...we went on vacation for two weeks and I was enjoying myself too much to blog. Oops.

The Husband and I took a trip to New Mexico to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and 35thyear together. I've been calling it our second honeymoon. New Mexico one of my soul places and one of our favorite places to visit. It had been too long since we had been there. (The last time we were there we used film cameras--that's how long it had been!)

I took over 3,000 photos and have been slowly processing them. The Husband joked that I've made it all the way to 11am on the first day of vacation! Granted, we did a lot of site-seeing and certain days were crammed full of photos, Day 1 being one of them.

At any rate, I am adding our photos to this Flickr album. Here's a little sample of what's been processed so far.

Flamingos trying to sleep in the morning sun (Albuquerque BioPark Zoo):


Dragon in the Children's Fantasy Garden (Albuquerque BioPark Botanical Garden):


and orange …