It's 81 degrees today. The ceiling fans are spinning, and the neighborhood is abuzz with mowers going. But cold weather is due back in our short-term forecast. Some parts of Iowa will see snowfall. Sigh....MotherNature is really bi-polar I do believe!
The tulips that BG and I planted last fall are budded out.
So, catching you up on the knitting front: FO since we last visited:
The Tea Leaves Cardigan kint in Berroco Vintage.
I am currently
And also, I'm nearing completion on another pair of Opal socks. They are a carry around project, much easier than a full sized sweater. That's my excuse anyway. :)
For spinning, I have three finished skeins.
As most of you know, I have volunteered full time at BG's preschool this entire school year. Full time being 3 mornings a week....the entire time that he is there. Sadly, the school has announced that this will be their last year. I had planned on continuing to help next year, even with BG off to a full fledged kindergarten. So, it saddens me a great deal. Due to lack of enrollement, primarily due to the free preschools provided within the public school system, it has just become too much of a financial burden on the host church. This is the same preschool that both of my kids attended. It's been a staple to the community for over 40 years!!! So, it was a sad day...... Last Sunday, there was a "preschool Sunday" event - a celebration and farewell. The kids have been working hard on musical numbers for the program. We will soon start working on preparation for graduation ceremonies. I will miss the school, the kids, and the teachers and director. I hope to keep in touch with the adults, and perhaps BG's kindergarten class will have some volunteer opportunities. Perhaps.
So, I think that catches everyone up on the "old business". Now for the new...
I am trying my hand at quilting again:
A friend who also quilts, turned me onto this website. Tons of information. Amazing information! These squares are not in the final placement....just haphazard at this point. I'm trying to do one block each day. It's quite fun!
We had a Yarn Shop Hop last week, and I was anxious for a little road trip, so a friend and I checked out just a few of the shops. Un-typical of me, I bought a lace weight yarn:
So, now for the "New" Stuff:
And, I am waiting to hear when my new Matchless Spinning Wheel will be delivered. Any day now! While I dearly love my Lendrum, the Matchless has always been my dream wheel. A week or so ago, I discovered they were coming out with a new limited edition Matchless in Cherry. The hubbs encouraged me to get one....(yes, he's a keeper for sure!). So...it should be drop shipped any day now. Apparently the founder of the company is celebrating his 70th birthday this year, and the Cherry wheels are in commemoration. Me...I just like the wood! But...I wish him a happy birthday none the less.
So, You are caught up on the basics, heard about the new, now....how about the exciting!:
And you all thought you were rid of me! LOL.
Sorry for such a long and babbling update post. I'll not wait another 2 months for the next one. Promise (this time anyway).