Saturday, July 18, 2009

What I'm Doing This Summer

We went to Oregon last weekend for my grandfather's 91st birthday. Here are some highlights of the road trip.

K. riding the "tractor" with my redneck cousin:

A goat trying to get out of the rain:

He was better off than this poor pony:

The phrasing of this sign just seems wrong to me:

Since it is at a drive through, where you would be concerned about your roof. Unless you were a giant in a convertible, I guess. Didn't see one of those.

There were a lot of fun photo-less things, including two fiber shops. If you are on Ravelry you can read about the Unicorn Donkey incident. If you are not on Rav, in a nutshell, my family thinks I am studip because I though I saw a brown unicorn. They have no problem with the idea that I saw a unicorn in the Willamette Valley.

And I have been spinning like mad the past two weeks for Le Tour de Fleece. Several hundred yards of Scandinavian breed wool for my Danish Tie Shawl. On vacation I switched to the spindle.

I spun in the car:

On a ferry:

In the La Quinta Inn "fitness room".

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Tour de Fleece

Happy Independence Day!

(Photo by Teekay)

So I think I neglected to mention that I got a new spinning wheel. It's a Mach 1 from Spinolution. It's the same exact wheel that I rented back in April.

I joined Tour de Fleece on Ravelry, pledging to spin every day they ride during the Tour de France. I'm working on spinning up all that Scandinavian fiber I have collected so I can knit a Danish Tie Shawl.

I actually sat and spun for an hour this morning. Got to watch a bunch of the time trial, too. I was a bit disappointed that Thor was only shown coming out of the gate, not on the road.

It is hard to say who is happier about the new wheel.

He's such a good sport about knitting and such. He loves to wind yarn. And who can blame him when his clothes match so well?