Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Meanwhile, Back At The Wool House

While it sure appears that all I've done lately is yard work and gardening, I actually made something.  Out of wool even!

A couple of months ago I spilled a cup of tea on the carpet at the Wool House.  Yes, the white carpet.  It didn't blend.  A friend came over and we got the carpet cleaned and while we were working on it and the place where I always sit and my dirty pant cuffs have grundged up the floor I thought, hmmm, why don't I have a rug here?

So I made a rug.

The light and dark gray warp (the threads that go longways) is Lamb Camp Legacy yarn.  I used a strand of each color together in every dent (space).  I knew Rocky and Jared's kids could hold everything together with ease.  The white weft (the threads that go back and forth) is the old Punkin yarn from the beginning of everything wool here.  This was the yarn my now friend spun before I knew I even liked yarn.  

I'd asked her to spin it bulky without either of us knowing the bulky yarn for a sweater should be very lightly spun and lofty.  While it did make a sweater and Punkin and I had our pictures taken together dressed alike, it was not a warm sweater (needs loft to trap warm air) nor was it super comfortable to wear.  I ripped it all back out (my sweater frogging started early ;-) and I tried to reknit it on a larger needle, but it just wasn't to be.

Rebecca was over here last week and I told her what I was doing.  I was worried she might be sad that I was using her yarn for a rug, but we both looked at the yarn and she said something about how differently she spins now and I said "Yes, but look at what all this yarn started!" 

It made a perfect rug. Something I'll be able to use and enjoy for the rest of journey.

Gratuitous picture of Pinot, napping in his favorite spot on the porch.  He naps for a bit, does a little grooming, eats some snacks over in his portable cage or litter box, hops around exploring, does a little jig and some zoomies and then goes back to his spot, takes a nap...  :-) 

Monday, June 10, 2024

What's Hoppening?

Meet Pinot :-)

Wow, I didn't think about how hard it was going to be to type P-i-n-o-t rather than P-i-n-t-o.

Pinot is the new kid around here.  I've wanted a pet rabbit for a long time, but kept talking myself out of it.  I didn't need one more thing to take care of...blah blah blah.  Then I saw a post on IG that said life is short and to make time for the things that make you happy and I decided it was time.

Pinot is a six year old, probably mostly Lionhead rabbit.  I adopted him from the Lexington Humane Society.  He's currently living in the wash room at the Wool House and today we ventured out for some playtime on the porch.  

He had a blast :-).

He's very friendly and easy to work around and is litter trained.

And isn't too bothered by Naughty Bea...who, along with the naughty cats will probably never get the opportunity to be naughty.

He's currently camped out in a cage and run on the top wool drying rack and I thought that might be a bit of an inconvenience, but I love having him right up high just as I walk in the door.  He's pretty happy with the set up too.

There's a bit more to the story, but it's late.  More to come!


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