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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Please let this be spring on the way!!!!!

After I do not know how many days of -25 +or- it is now only -12..the sun is out...the birds are cheeping...Maxx and Grey Kitty are laying in a sunbeam...have not looked and seen what Mr. Gopher is up to, yesterday it was -25 and here he was out sitting in the cold snow on his butt eating something....what I do not know. Now that gopher has been there for a couple of years and this year I have declared war on rodents....but you know...he is kinda a cute little guy...and he has grown on matter what nasty words I have spoken to him...but I can not put up with all his children (or hers...can decide whether it is a she or he)so I have been our powers that be at our Municipal Office already have me on the crazy you think they would have a live catch rodent I could catch him/her and move him/her somewhere else...mmmmmm....have to think on that.
I had 100gms of fine NZ fine Romney and NZ Possum, it has been around for a couple of years, I think M.J. picked it up for me at a convention, I found it and thought I would spin it up, what horrid stuff, now the Romney looks like it was beautiful, light brown color and is so shiny but this possum they put the whole possum in?? I am sure I am finding toenails and it is full of hair. I have one bobbin spun but now I wish I would have felted it into something. What I might do is put the rest through my carder (after picking out the toenails) and see what it looks like and either spin up another bobbin to ply with the other one or....will decide...sure am not enjoying spinning it like it is.
Finished up the baby sweater out of acrylic but did not take pictures yet, not really happy on the yarn, have to decide on buttons, knit a couple pair of socks and have been knitting on the feather and fan scarf I started last year, the yarn I am using is 100% llama and it is like sewing thread, is taking me forever to knit, I think it might be easier to crochet it, have to look at some patterns as I have two cones of it.
And the great news is the mill where I took some llama and alpaca....and I think some has been over a year, has my stuff ready to pick up, I just had them wash pick and dehair it for me and then I can add whatever other fibre I want. I always make out a list of what I send but maybe I did not print myself a list off of the computer and it could have been lost in the fix computer thing or it could be floating around in cyber space. Anyway it will be a surprise right? Then I had this great idea...if the fibre I send to this mill takes a year of it sitting around there before they could get at it...why could they not just put my name on a list and two weeks before my name came up...they could call me...and I could get it going to ask her when I talk to her. Can not wait to get it and please let the weather get warmer so I can get out to the garage and sort more fibre...spring!...spring!...we really need spring to arrive and soon!


Anonymous said...

you guys must have cabin fever by now! Ewww nasty toenails in the possum eck! oh and im sure if you contact your local council or wildlife place - we have the RSPCA here they can give you some traps which are steel cages and you put a little food in it and the animal gets trapped inside when they go in as they set the latch off

- i had a neighbours cat who would always come in our yard to poop - well I called the RSPCA they came around i set the cage up - caught the cat and they took it away for me :)

luckily the cat neighbours moved soon after this incident!

Lynne said...

You will know you were right about whole critter when you start finding teeth.