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3.9.12

Projects, projects, projects!

It has been a productive long weekend!  Once the monkey was finished and in his new habitat, I got busy with other projects.  The fish hat is always a fun project and the hand dyed wool I did a while back worked well.  The colors are lovely for the main color.  Next was the cup cozy.  Now I can finish the beret I started.  It should be a quick finish, as it is made with chunky wool from Kathy's sheep.

Dead fish hat 

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I love how the hand dyed wool looks with the solid stripes
Monkey cozy
Naner got into the coffee candy at spinning on Saturday and...
...got into my basket, found my new spindle, and
proceeded to teach himself how to spin.  He was
very dizzy and tired when I left.
Blue cotton on the left, blue plied with brown Fox Fibre
and my brown single.
I managed to spin and ply the blue cotton roving into yarn in August and then started the  Fox Fibre roving on Saturday.  Little Hortense is a great little wheel for cotton because she spins like a top, as does Naner!

1.9.12

Cheeky Monkey

I took the little guy to the shop and he was immediately nicknamed Naner by Kathy.  He loves being at the shop and enjoyed exploring.  He was particularly interested in learning how to knit, although he wanted to skip the cast on step and get right to knitting.  He loved the Spud & ChloĆ« projects and tried on a couple of items.  Kathy found a banana and he was pretty happy making friends and settling in to his new environment.  Who knows what he will get into today with spinning?


Naner tried on the owl hat and felt very wise for a few seconds.

The sock made a good sleeping bag, however, Naner
thought his arms would get cold so...

...he wrapped himself in the cowl.

Naner was a challenging beginning knitting student.  He has good
taste in yarn, though.  Besides skipping the cast on, he didn't
want the yarn wound into a skein--knitting from the hank--really?

Kathy found a banana and I was able to leave knowing he was in good company!