Wednesday, July 25, 2007

What a Day

Whew, yesterday was a strange day. We were working on sorting the sheep yesterday morning when a yearling ewe decided instead of going around me she would just jump up into the air and see what would happen. In the process, she gave me an uppercut to the chin with her head. Later on then, a metal grate that was being used as a gate fell over and the edge of it hit the side of my ankle bone. Ouch! Neither was serious, though...hardly even a bruise, just a little sore to the touch. Then in the afternoon I went to rake hay. I'd done several windrows when I noticed that one of the big back tires was leaking water from a crack in the side. So I unhooked the rake and took the tractor back over to my husband's parents' house, then walked home. It's probably only about half a mile, so it was a nice little jaunt, just kind of hot. Anyway, the thought occurred to me that maybe I should just go to bed and stay there for awhile. :)

Needless to say, I haven't been getting much spinning done. I did do something new, though, the other day. I had ordered some fingering weight sock yarn and thought I would trying dyeing that. I liked the way it came out. Here are a couple of pictures:


I've started on a pair of socks and have a little over four inches done on the first cuff. I actually ordered two skeins and am planning to dye the other one to put in the shop.

4 comments:

Bonny said...

That's one of those days when you just need to sit back with a nice cold drink and let life happen! Glad none of it was too serious.

I really wish I could knit or crochet - I love the colors that you come up with for your yarns!

Prairie Daisy Handspun said...

Thank you! I'm sure you'd catch on really quickly...just grab a good "how-to" book and jump in! :)

Knitted Gems said...

I can't believe this is your first attempt at dyeing. The yarn came out beautiful! I think you should dye more often.

Prairie Daisy Handspun said...

Thank you, but I didn't mean I hadn't dyed anything before...this was just my first attempt at dyeing mill-spun sock yarn. Usually I do roving or my handspun yarn. It's fun, though, and always interesting to see how the colors come out.

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