Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Warm Fuzzies.

Aw, y'all are so sweet! Thank you for being so staunch in your defense of my right to post about knitting. You made me all verklempt. (Well, I'm just joking about that part. I'm not actually crying.)

Today is a special day. One year ago on this very day, our little Piper slithered into the world, probably hogging more than his fair share of placenta, and already claimed by us. Happy birthday, buddy!

What a sterling visage.

And in Sheltie Appreciation Part II, Messy Tuesday is visible - thanks to Anna who commanded I post more messy pictures, to cheer her up. Look behind the dog, friends - that's my living room. I usually crop those bits out.

I have some jobs to do today - mostly involving cleaning up getting ready to leave tomorrow for a week-long family visit. I won't be blogging until I get back, so you can just wander through the archives if you're looking for something to distract you from your own life.

Here is the promised picture of my first bobbin of singles.....ain't it pretty? I realised I forgot to take a picture of the fibre, so I'll have to do that for next time.

Everyone else seems to take pictures of their spinning using a dime for scale, so here is the Bluenose to provide a little perspective.

I'm off to Postes Canada Post now, to mail this:

and then I will be absent until next week. (Barring a Friday post I've got queued up - isn't scheduled publishing wonderful?)

Kiss Kiss


Brenda said...

Wow, Shannon, your first wheel spun is very impressive!

Have a fun little vacation, see you when you return.

Ames said...

Lovely pictures.

Awesome spinning.

Counting down the hours. . .

Rona said...

Aww, Happy Birthday Piper!

Shannon your spinning is marvelous!

You will be missed. Have a great time away:)

lizbon said...

I continue to be massively and forlornly (since so far away) in love with Piper. What a handsome fellow.

And such pretty spinning and knitting to look at today, too. Quite the eye candy Tues. in HSBland. Have a great trip!

kate said...

He is such a sheepdog :-) So cute and attentive!

Have fun with the family.

Annalea said...

Wow . . . Piper has turned into quite the beautiful Sheltie, hasn't he? I love a dog with poise. ;o)

The baby hats are sweet, Shan, and I can't wait to see the pattern for the white one. Those cables are indeed very clever.

And as for the first yarn not being usable . . . that's first-ever yarn. That purple laceweight you're spinning is far better than ANYTHING I've ever spun, and I'm working on wheel yarn number four now. Just how much have you produced on a spindle, anyway? (And have you blogged a spindle? I'm drawing a blank on that . . . ) Lovely, lovely, that purple stuff is. And oh, how I do love spinning. I've just got to get a girl's night going at my house so I get a chance to do it!

Have a great time on your trip!

Shan said...

Annalea, this is my first wheelspun...I've done a few hundred meters of pencil roving on a drop....Never got around to blogging it though.

And thank you.