I can not say its a sad goodbye! We got norovirus earlier and just this weekend my son got the flu. Today my husband has the flu. I do not know if I already had it ( I felt crummy last week) or I am going to get it. I have been feeling weird these days. Like some days it is 60 and sunny and I am like "YASSS LETS GET STUFF DONE!!!" and then I try to organize and unpack all the stuff we have not yet unpacked from 2 years ago. Then other days I hear "I feel sick" and I am just like "meh" and nothing gets done.
I did start reading The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. When I read it reminds me of summers when I was a kid. I used to read all summer long. This is where I lived as a kid.
Thats the house I grew up in and the barn and carriage house. My parents still live here in Pennsylvania. My mom really liked the house and got to know the lady who lived there. The lady spun yarn and had a loom the size of room. The only other loom I have seen that large was at the historical farm up the street where I volunteered. There are two trees kinda near each other on the left near the creek. There used to be a hammock there and I would spend all summer reading in that hammock by the creek. I would also fish there too. The town stocked the creek and one summer there was a huge white fish that stood out among the trout. I tried to catch that fish one whole summer long. I swear I hooked it once, but never caught it.
Anyways my mom really liked the house so she took up spinning so she could be friends with the lady in the house. Eventually the lady wanted to sell the house and my mom bought it. She turned it into her dream home and eventually I got that spinning wheel that had been in the attic sitting for 15 years. I would really like to get a SpinOlution Queen Bee, but we do not have the money for it. Maybe one day.
There will be an update this Friday at 2pm EST. The update will be in the Shoal base. I have two new colors to introduce to you:
From Left to Right we have : Tea by the Sea - which is an off white base with speckles. Rose Quartz - which is light brownish pink base with speckles and Tea Cakes- which is a pink and purple base with speckles. I think all three colors go really well together. I hope to see you then and enjoy the weekend!
Yesterday was mid 40s and today it is snowing. Okay winter you had your time now let spring get some time before its 90 degrees. I have been super sick the last few weeks. There was winter break for my son and prior to that break I had norovirus! Yay that was fun. On the plus side I lost 5 lbs. Next time I get it I might charge admission for the new weight loss program. You are bound to the bathroom for a day, but hey it works!
Then it was winter break and my little guy had off. I wanted to take that time to go through a lot of books and donate the ones that he could read. So every day during break he had morning work while I made breakfast which was doing a math worksheet, then morning reading when he had to read 3 books I picked out to me, then afternoon work which was writing while I made lunch, and afternoon reading where he read 3 more books to me. He also had to continue bedtime reading and practice his drumming everyday. After that week was over we managed to put into a box 30 books to donate. Some of the books were difficult and made it back to the shelf. I was pretty proud of the little guy when he came back with a certificate that he is up to level 16 reading. We still have more books to go through but luckily for him there is spring break in a month (or unlucky for him lol). Then my son went back to school for 4 days (yay another snow day) and then I got a cold. Lol. The joys of school!
I also knit up these Rose City Roller socks! I used a skein of Hedgehogfibres Sock in Monet and a skein of Wickies in Hecate.
I must admit that socks are not my thing. I dont know if it is the size 1 needle or what, but I dont find them too enjoyable to knit. I want to knit more pairs, but meh not really. Its like a love hate relationship. I like them when they are done, but knitting them is just meh.
I also spun up some fiber in some neon colors:
And lastly some news! This Friday there will be a Shoal update! I have two new colors! Rose Quartz which is based off all the quartz we used to have in Little Compton. There was a piece of quartz that was around 2 feet in diameter on our property. It was slightly red colored in places from all the iron in the ground, but it was pretty amazing. The other new color is Tea Cakes. Both of these colors pair really well Tea by the Sea! More to come on the update so look for that later this week!
Mother, dyer, knitter, and gamer.