Celtic Cable

Celtic Cable

Guest Book


Monday, February 7, 2011

Going on a Picnic? Al-pac-a Lunch!

Oh, bad pun! You know the penalty for punning? Get thee to a punnery!

There, now that that is out of my system ...

    This may look like two kitties just sitting at a window, but if you'll look closely ... the window is OPEN. That's right -- the temperature hit a balmy 46 degrees yesterday, and in addition, there was a ball of fire in the sky lighting everything up! For about an hour, it was just warm enough to open the windows and get some fresh air in the house. The kitties are enjoying a rare winter privilege.

And, the ice on the duck pond has started to crack. It was pretty thick near the shore.

Doggie and I went down to the extremely muddy, slippery, snow-slushy duck pond and fed the ducks some old cereal. FYI: it is nearly impossible to throw puffed-rice cereal.

I don't know what made these holes. Bubbles rising from the bottom, maybe?

The Wonder Why alpaca  is all spun up.

The fiber on the right that looks gray is actually lavender, it just doesn't show through well on film. The other is plum. Or I might have that backwards ;-)

It comes out to 408 yards total. I must start going through my books to find an appropriate pattern ... I am thinking shawl-ette, perhaps.

I have no shortage of material to spin -- here's my next, alpaca again. I think it's alpaca. It didn't show up in my Etsy purchase list, so maybe I bought it at last year's Maryland Sheep and Wool. I'm pretty sure it's alpaca, at least. I think. I actually have been spinning so much that I can count my fiber stash on one hand -- merino, merino, alpaca, camel, corriedale. I'm not counting the exotic fiber sampler kit, because then I wouldn't be able to count it all on one hand.

The socks continue. I was knitting at the dentist's office today and the dental tech asked me a few silly questions that made it clear she is not one of the Chosen (or, a knitter):

1. Do you ever finish "sewing" something up and find out it didn't come together right?

2. When you knit a sweater, do you just knit a sleeve and then keep going till it's a sweater? 


My kitty got through her spaying without too much difficulty.

She looks a bit cranky here, but she had just taken a big bite out of her little orange buddy and was savoring the kill. I guess.

My next project is one I saw on another blog ... knitting from silk hankies. I have purchased 40g of silk and am awaiting them now. I am planning on knitting directly from the hankie, and not spinning the silk first ... we'll see how it goes!


  1. Ah...to reach 46 degrees again. I'd break out my tank tops ;-)

    The Wonder Roving turned into GORGEOUS yarn! I think a shawlette would be amazing. I can't wait to see the lavender and plum knitted up. Everyone is amazed what that roving turns into when spun. I am definitely going to have that blend made again next year.

  2. Congratulations on your signs of spring. We may open some windows this weekend... I hope.


  3. I just finished spinning some Wonder Why Alpaca too! Isn't it awesome? Mine is the lavendar/white and it spun up to what looks like a nice blue, hmmm. Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

  4. That orange shawl at the top is absolutely to die for!

  5. I can't wait for warm weather again--your spinning is beautiful-it looks very soft.

  6. So jealous of the open window!!!
    Awesome yarns!! And love the dental tech's questions!! Too funny!


I would love to hear from you!