Monday, July 7, 2008

Time to get out the riding mower

Because I have a yard!


Look at all that land. Thank goodness the homeowners association is responsible for its upkeep. It would take HOURS to mow.

And the mostly dead plants they planted just add so much to the landscaping. Hopefully, someone will notice that and replace them soon.

I hope everyone had a fabulous 4th of July weekend. I had visitors this weekend. My mom, dad and sister drove in from Iowa, so we did some shopping and exploring and ate some really good food. We also watched some spectacular fireworks. Like the bad blogger that I am, I didn't take any photos. Mary has photos on her blog.

I finished some spinning. This is the seemingly neverending wool/silk blend from The Sanguine Gryphon that I got from The Loopy Ewe. The colorway is Fire. My goal was to spin a heavy laceweight for a shawl or a wrap. I got about 1750 yards from 8 oz. It is so soft and pretty.


And this was a quick and fun spin. It's 4 oz of merino wool from The Spunky Club in Mud Season. I think this will become some fingerless mitts.


Ashford has appointed herself the defender of the yard from squirrels and birds.



bockstark.knits said...

oh my, 1750 yards (2ply no less!!!), geez, you sure have patience! and the mud season colorway is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Your mudseason is beautiful - but a very different colour to mine. I love the variety from the Spunky colours!

Daniele said...

Wow. Your spinning is excellent. I wish I could do lace like that. I will aspire .... Thanks for sharing.

Daniele aka

Jennifer said...

Well I'm not the spinning expert, but they are pretty as always! I'm diggin' the huge yard, Lynn. You should put in a pool! :) Kitty-size that is....:)