A place for me to share photos, trips and projects with my friends, mostly about knitting,kayaking, and quilting.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy Kitty, Happy Jan

Bob, my brother's cat, went to live with my good friend Jan, becoming cat #2 in the household. A new experience for him. Jan needed to name him Elliott, and he seems to like it. Jan is quite adept at introducing new cats into a household, so all had progressed smoothly, and here's the proof: Elliott (r) and Cali (l) sharing space while they eat.

He's quite the happy fellow after a few rough months. He adores Jan, and she returns the favor. Thanks to everyone for your good wishes and efforts on his behalf.

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Sunday, December 06, 2009

Pickin' n Grinnin'

Back to fiber processing. This morning I was able to go from this:

to this:

by way of this:

in about half an hour. That's several hours of manual labor shortened by the Patrick Green Triple Picker. I'm a happy spinner!

I'm in the midst of a project that's taking me from the original silver/gray Coopworth fleece (from Cedaredge Farm in Roebuck, SC), through the washing, dyeing, picking, carding, and blending to make yarn for a very special vest. So far, so good. With a huge thanks to Diana, my color guru in Alabama.

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