Wednesday, September 17, 2008

3rd Cutting!




The neighbor decided to try for a third cutting, and mowed the hayfield yesterday. The leaf is sitting atop the mowed grass, not that you can really tell. We are forecast for a string of warmish (mid to high 70's) weather, so the hope is it will dry down ok. There are two rows by the tree line that are always difficult to get dry. They end up in the shadow of the trees even in mid-summer. Those I am raking up and feeding to the alpacas now.


This is the yarn I spun up at the threshing bee. It is still wet in this photo, so it will be a little lighter than shown. This skein is only 3 oz. I still have about 8 oz or so to blend up to spin. My plan is to knit a simple, sort of lacy stole with it. I say sort of lacy, because lacy might be beyond my concentration level. It will probably end up mostly stockinette or garter stitch with a few random holes here and there. It is intended as a replacement for one of the tri-shawls that went missing thanks to the post office. My check protest for the insurance claim was denied, so now I have to write an appeal. Such bull.

Mom was watching a kitten playing on Animal Planet last night. She said, "Hm, she sure is sassy." Mom only rarely speaks in full, coherent sentences anymore, so when she does, I have to write them down so I remember.

8 comments:

Cindy said...

Another little glimpse into your Mom. Lovely. And, the yarn is so very pretty.

LostInCO said...

Wow. Your mom is shining right now. The yarn is nice.

Mare said...

I love the color of your yarn. That will make a lovely shawl...

Kathy said...

What great gifts - the beautiful yarn spun out of the chaos of fibers, the chick from the unlikely nest - and glimpses of your Mom.

rilera said...

Hugs to you and your Mom

cornbread hell said...

these comments are all so nice.

so i thought i'd throw wrench in the works:
http://animal.discovery.com/tv/a-list/creature-countdowns/hissy-fits/hissy-fits-08.html

Annie said...

Rick, after I fed the animals tonight, I turned and started walking away. I should have walked faster. Two of them were having hissy fits over their food. My hair was up in a clip, so I felt it hit my neck and drip down. Lovely. At least I was turned around and didn't get it full in the face! I am hoping Mom will go to bed early so I can get a shower in. Oh, the stench.

J said...

I'v found that the good times help us handle the hard times. I'm glad your mom has been talking more.
That yarn has a wonderful copper shine to it.
; )hope you got to take a shower!