Monday, April 26, 2010


It's that time of year. The time for itchy, watery eyes.. runny noses.. clogged up heads... Ugh. Pollen!

But someone sure likes it!

This year, it's effect on her was catnip-like. She couldn't get enough of it. My little honey bee.

If you click on this picture, you can sort of see the yellow haze on her coat...

Maybe it's just the season, but the colors in my latest spinning project are very Pollen. (Though when I began to ply it, parts definitely reminded me of chocolate covered bananas. Hmm.) The fiber is 4+ oz. of Finn wool from CosyMakes, purchased for me by my awesome hubby at the Homespun Yarn Party.

This was really easy to spin, though I'm still nowhere near consistent. At least the colors are pretty! :) (It's more yellow than the first photo below, but less yellow than the second.) Very squishy, very soft. I wish I had more of it!

This upcoming week is going to be an exciting one. My mom, and Ryan's mom and sister are coming up for a visit. *And* it's Sheep & Wool! We have lots of other stuff planned too.. I can't wait to get started!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Spring!!

Spring is finally here, and I couldn't be more excited. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous, so Ryan and I have been taking advantage of that with lots of barn, garden, and hammock. We did manage to get some spring cleaning done today as well... Oh, and Opie's is open!!

Last weekend we stopped at South Mountain Creamery on our way to West Virginia. We met lots of adorable calves and some amusing roosters. The calves (like our kitties) think that humans are only on earth to provide them with food.

There's a lot more to say about the trip.. we had a great time exploring and ate some wonderful food.. but now it's time to eat more food! ;) Happy Easter!