Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
We had all the grandparents and my brother and sister-in-law over for lunch. Yummy goodness!
We have very much for which to be thankful.
Here's our handsome little man...
And a quick shot of us, outside. It was a relatively pretty day, for late November.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I finished plying the Enchanted Knoll Farm "Spruce Woods." Here is another picture of the roving (posted long ago when purchased).
I did a pretty good job of either separating the rovings in half, or spinning more or less evenly, or both. Or maybe beginner's luck? Here is all the "leftover" single I had after plying... not much!
Here is the plied yarn on the bobbin. That is a full bobbin! This is half of the roving, about 8 oz, so I had two bobbins like this.
And, the finished product... about 660 yards:
Saturday, November 15, 2008
As part of our regular Friday excursion, we were at the mall, and we ran into Santa. Mitchell wanted to see him, and he wanted to tell him what he wanted for Christmas, but he didn't want to get near him. This is as near as we managed to get, and he wasn't too happy about it. After we finally wrangled him up there, he wanted to know why Santa didn't give him his caimans. After all, he had gotten up there and been very clear about what he wanted. Where were the caimans? I guess I hadn't fully explained the request *for Christmas* concept. Hmmm.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Belatedly, I am posting my treasures from the annual St. Louis Weaver's Guild show in Brentwood, from Halloween. (Busy day.)
Mitchell picked out this little hedgehog. He calls it a mole. It's name is Pi. Well, I suppose that Mitchell meant, "Pie," but you know how moms are...
I also picked up these rovings from Carol Hagen of PennyRoyal Farm. She also happens to be my spinning instructor. The green one is "Tree Frog" (4 oz, x4) Wool, and the blue one is "Gypsy" (4 oz, x6), Wool and Silk. Neato!
Anything wooly, at our house...
Seriously, we found this wooly worm wandering in the street. I stopped the car to "rescue" it. We took it home and played with it for a while. Mitchell ran over it with his dump truck a couple of times before I could stop him, but the wooly worm seemed to keep right on ticking.
We kept him (her?) overnight in a jar with some foliage, and then returned it to the wild the next day. It was still pretty active, so I don't think we did it any harm.
It certainly seemed furry. Isn't that supposed to mean a cold winter? Or is it when the fur is black? Either way, I think we're in for it, this year...
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Mitchell had a great time trick-or-treating last night. He really got into it, this year, and he didn't want to stop. He kept saying his bag wasn't full. There were only a couple of houses where they had spooky displays where he was scared.
He was also very interested in all the dogs at the various houses. He kept asking if they could come out.
Grandma and Grandpa E walked with us. They dressed up...
When they first got to the house, Mitchell was very freaked out. You can see him climbing on Daddy in the background.