Well Hello Everyone!
Are you all finding it hard to get out of bed in the mornings like I am? It is darker and darker in the mornings and there is a bit of a chill in the air that is encouraging me to stay snuggled under the blankets and grab a few more minutes of sleep! This is not helping my productivity at work at all!
I am truly enjoying this stretch of lovely days we have been having here in West Michigan – warm, sunny weather as September rolls along!
This week I have been heading north to Grand Haven to work and the stretch of highway I travel has some trees that are changing colors. Each day there is a little more color that the day before. There is a stand of Sassafras trees whose colors are amazing. I will bring the camera tomorrow and try and capture of picture of their amazing beauty.
This week was a fun week on the fiber front – I took a spinning class on Monday night with my friend Mary. I learned more about wool and what kind of fibers are good for “beginning” spinners. I also got to try out a spinning wheel – an Ashford – wow, that was nice!! In a short amount of time I had a goodly amount of spun fiber on the bobbin and the consistancy was very even! Look out, this could get addicting!!
Mary and I have also been brainstorming a bit – we have been working up some items to put in a couple of local gift shops. And, we are going to try our hand at a gift show in our area as well! I will keep you all posted on how that progresses.
All this “work” knitting has taken a big chunk out of “recreational” knitting though – so last night I turned on the TV to catch Grey’s and pulled out my SKB – I just need to finish the sleeves and then the neck band. I got quite a bit accomplished last night, knitting just for me. I also want to get some things done for my kids for cold weather – my daughter spied a hat she wanted and I want to get that done for her – I need to find some yarn that will work for the project though – the pattern calls for a bulky yarn so it should be a quick knit!
Well, back to work for me – have a great Thursday all!