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The Week September 25 – October 1

Last week:

  • Take fancy final project photos of Inamara, which involves getting Mr. Q & his photog skills. Use his camera this time, not my phone.
    I talked to him about it but we never got around to it.
  • Continue working on the new blanket.
    Finished. I started and restarted (twice) a shawl, and finally found a pattern that I like and started that over twice, going forward with different yarn.
  • Continue spinning the braid of Pigeon Roof Studios fiber.
  • Start a new embroidery project.
    Nope. I’m still stuck on the last one, but I have some ideas of what to do next.
  • Hopefully hear back from my friend and decide what to do with The View From Mt. Peg.
    Nope. She’s a high school English teacher in Hawaii, so that may explain why she’s not online much.
  • Saturday: meet Becky & her daughter Mia at Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival. From there, go to friend gathering in Martinsburg, WV. Sunday is free, so maybe I can get Ky to go to the Leesburg Fine Arts Festival (day 2) to poke around and maybe make some connections in this local artist world I’m trying to be more active in.
    We went, we saw, I bought stuff – spinning fiber and vintage buttons; I’m ready for Spinzilla. And I also had a really good afternoon catching up with Leticia & her littles. I slept on Sunday, pretty much during prime Fine Arts Festival time so we didn’t go.


SVFF Goodies
My favorite bump of fiber from SVFF; BFL, llama, seacell. I absolutely love this color combination!
  • Some sad news: Moose, our 12 year old big black dog, hasn’t been doing well and so we have an appointment on Thursday to ease his pain and help him across the Rainbow Bridge. It went as well as could be expected. The in-home vet was very compassionate, Moosie went out without any pain and with a dog bone in his mouth, very fitting for a guy who could never eat enough. We miss him but are all glad he’s not in pain anymore.
Moose, the goofy noble beast

I also carded some fleece from my stash, so I have a batt ready to spin. Now if I could just find where I noted the breed …

This week:

  • Take fancy final project photos of Inamara, which involves getting Mr. Q & his photog skills.
  • Carry on with (S)urge, the new shawl.
  • Spin, whether it’s handpainted or some of the fleece from my stash.
  • Ruminate further on a new embroidery project or, you know, actually start one.


12 responses to “The Week September 25 – October 1”

  1. shellssells Avatar

    I am so sorry about your dog. They walk in our lives with beautiful energy, and yet are always gone too soon. I am glad you made sure his suffering was minimal.

    Love reading your lists, as usual! And that fiber is going to be gorgeous.

    1. Thank you for your condolences; I’m glad we sent him on his way before he fell down our back steps or had some other debilitating calamity happen. I know he’s in the Great Beyond with my Dad chasing tennis balls and eating steak.
      On another note, I can’t wait to spin that fiber!!!! I’m going to try to save it for Spinzilla next week – let’s see how much self control I have, lol.

  2. tonymarkp Avatar

    I’m very sorry about your doggy. That fiber looks beautiful. I think I might be jealous that I don’t spin or card or any of that stuff.

    1. Thank you for the condolences. And it’s never too late to pick up spinning! 😉

  3. So sorry to hear about Moose, Mandy. You have managed this all with such grace and compassion. Thinking of you!

    1. Thank you! It was a long time coming; I think we were all finally ready to let him go and he was definitely ready. He was a good dog and we gave him a great home, and we’ll all remember him with love.

  4. <3 for Moose and you.
    That fibre is very yummy xxx

  5. Awww…I’m catching up on my blogs after not being online for the last few days and just saw the news about Moose. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace and comfort during your grieving period. I know its a blessing when they are not doing well just to give them the peace of not having to live in pain anymore. Big hugs!

    1. Thank you, Paula!

  6. Knit Potion Avatar
    Knit Potion

    Oh, no – I’m so sorry about your dear Moose. Sending huge hugs your way.

  7. I just moved, packing 200 boxes by myself to be stored 5 days with our furniture till our new house closed. Then the unpacking began but we can’t use the living room or master bedroom because they will be remodeled. To top it off, I will be babysitting my new grandson 2 days a week. Yep, up to my eyeballs and no knitting is getting done, but I love my new house!

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