This……..is now turning into this……The warp is hand spun merino wool hand dyed with rubber rabbitbrush and iron to give it a light celery green color (the camera doesn’t pick up the true color.) I am weaving it on a Schacht Flip rigid heddle loom. It wants to be a scarf.
Stay tuned for more at My Yellow Swing.
To say that I have been busy is an understatement. Three years ago, Pat and I moved to a 55+ gated community. As one who can not just sit around, I submitted my application to be elected to the Homeowners Association Board of Directors. I was elected for 2018-2019 term and served as Secretary of the Board and was appointed chairman for the Activities and Hospitality Committee during 2018 and as Vice-President of the Board and the chairman for the Safety, Security and Facilities Committee for 2019. As the old adage goes, “in for a penny, in for a pound”, I was elected for a second term and am serving as President of the Board of Directors and chairman of the Finance and Reserve Fund Committee for 2020. What can I say?
In my spare time (yes, I have spare time because my absolutely wonderful husband does the shopping, cooking and cleaning!), I spun up some roving, merino, yak and silk.
I finished a scarf on the rigid heddle loom. It is hand spun alpaca.
The tapestry loom is warped with Brown Sheep gray, red and black. It’s slow going but who’s in a hurry!
Duffy, Pat and I send you the best holiday wishes.
Sandy at My Yellow Swing
I did not realize it had been so long since my last blog post. Wow! One would think I had fallen off the planet, but truly, I have been busy. Last October, I was elected to our Homeowners Association Board of Directors and volunteered to be Chairman of the Activities and Hospitality Committee for our HOA. That has left me with not a lot of spare time. However, I have managed some knitting and just a little weaving. Here’s a shawl that I knitted from variegated yarn.I am working on a scarf called the “Work Day” scarf.I love making mug rugs on my Hokkett loom.I took another trip to Kentucky at the end of September to visit family. Mom and “The Girls” had lunch at Cracker Barrel.Lunch again with Mom and my niece, Kaylee, at a Mexican restaurant. Who knew you could get good Mexican food in Kentucky?Of course, a stop for ice cream!Back home in Arizona, I celebrated my ……(drum roll, please!)………….65 trips around the sun. Can’t believe it? Neither can I! I had a wonderful dinner with our neighbors, Dorothy and Jerry. They brought the “Birthday Bread”. Pat and Duffy made the celebration complete.I am still enjoying the beautiful mums from Dorothy and Jerry.As always, I will leave you with a Duffy moment. It’ s Wubba Time.See ya,
Pat and I have been on the go recently. I went to Kentucky to visit family, Pat went to Albuquerque to bike ride with friends. Duffy stayed home. My visit to Kentucky started with a road trip to Bowling Green, KY, specifically Western Kentucky University to watch my youngest niece, Kaylee, graduate.The rest of the time was catching up with sisters and Mom.I did find a special place in Lebanon, KY. Oh, yeah!
Two weeks later, Pat loaded up his bikes and headed to Albuquerque to ride the La Ruta del Rancho Rendejo 2018 with Patrick O’, Khalil S. and Herb C., internet blog buddies from Mad Dog Media. It was a 33 mile out-and-back ride on the Paseo del Bosque, no mishaps and from the grins on the faces, a pretty good time.So everyone is back home and Duffy is happy.See you later at My Yellow Swing.
It’s been a strange springtime. The weather in Southern Arizona has kept me guessing on how to dress each morning. I start out in jeans and long sleeves and by noon, it’s still jeans, but short sleeves. This morning, I pulled on my shorts and it finally felt good.
So, what has been happening at My Yellow Swing? I set up my antique pin loom with some scrap yarn. I am pleased with the final product. It will make nice placemats or small throw pillows. Thanks, Kay.
I’ve spun the Churro fleece from a local ranch. I will be using it in a tapestry weaving.I knitted a neck scarf from some leftover sock yarn.And I tried some art yarn in a couple of small weavings on my Hokett loom. I just love that little loom.I will close now with an absolutely beautiful sunrise from last week.See ya
Sandy O’ at My Yellow Swing
This is a super short post to show my recent spinning session. I bought 4 ounces of Churro wool at our local farmer’s market. I used the drum carder to blend in the light and dark colors of the wool. Here is the finished double plyed yarn. I am thinking that this would make a good plain weave fabric to become a tailored vest. My friends cannot believe that I could cut up my hand woven fabric instead of leaving it whole as a shawl.Duffy’s not so sure either.
We shall see.
Sandy at My Yellow Swing
As it gets closer to Christmas, time seems to speed up. I mailed off all my packages to my family the first week of December, Pat and I put up our minimalist decorations and I have attended almost all of the Christmas parties and potlucks. Now it’s time to relax, enjoy the warm (?????) Arizona weather and wait for Santa. I might be on the “Naughty” list, Pat is definitely on the “Nice” list (he still does all the shopping, cooking AND cleaning at our house) and Duffy has high hopes up for a BIG bag of treats. We shall see………
So, my gift to you is a sunrise in Kentucky. May your days be bright.Merry Christmas from Sandy, Pat and Duffy at My Yellow Swing