I thought it would be nice to take inventory from time to time. Here goes:
What's on my knitting needles:
This is the very beginning of the afore-posted Flintknits February lady Jacket. I'm making it with a 100% wool hand-dyed by women who are members of a Chilean co-op. I like it because the subtle color variations won't compete with the lace pattern. I'm using size 8 Darrice needles. My Wednesday night knitting group will be doing a knit-along (our first) with this pattern.
What's on my spinning wheel:
This is a pretty seafoam-y green mix of cormo and alpaca. Soft as a dream. I picked up this small amount (under three ounces) at the Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival two years ago. I'm trying to spin it finely, but I'm having a little trouble making it even. I will ply together two singles for a yarn suitable for a pair of small mittens or a child's hat.
What's on my book shelf:
Birds of a Feather is the second Maisie Dobbs book. And, why yes, that is an autographed copy. I picked it up in a Borders in Florida. Jacqueline Windspear had paid an author's visit a week or so before I was there. I love autographed copies. I had to set aside The Time Traver's Wife. I gave it my usual 75-page trial and couldn't warm up to it. The idea of a naked, dazed man showing up randomly just freaked me out too much. I will, as usual, give it another try later. Memoirs of a Geisha took three tries and it's one of my favorite books.
What's on my house:
Caddis flies. Hundreds and thousands of caddis flies! They cover my windows, doors, exterior walls, cars and outside furniture. When you take down a hanging plant to water it, a cloud of these icky creatures rises to greet you. The insect-of-the-week club is the only downside of living on the river. There are gnats, mosquitos and spiders (arachnids, I know, but I lump them in) but caddis flies are the worst. When you smoosh them they smear. My daughter hates them with a passion. They should be gone in a week.
What's on T.V:
It looks like PBS has a lot to offer tonight. There is the love story of Bertie and Elizabeth and following that is Revisiting Brideshead. I never saw it before, but I love and adore that period of history.