My 1 Million Row Challenge

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Real Day Off

So this is what a real day off must be. Today was the second day in a row that Eric made it to school. Around 9:30 I realized that I did not have to do a bunch of chores. That I could deep six the to do list.  That I could do exactly what I wanted to do. So unlike yesterday when I ran as many errands as I could squeeze in to the day just in case, today not so much.

There was some shopping, the leisurely kind. A bowl of soup at Rigo's for lunch and they did not seem to mind that I played a game of Scrabble while I was eating. Then home to do a lot of spinning. I finished the Hardy Lake colorway by Rachael of The Counting Sheep Farm . I even had time to boil it and it is now drying in the garage.

I even figured out why some batts are called Art Batts..No its not yours Kathy or Rachael...The creator of the batt shall remain nameless...There is so much junk in the batt that the only thing it will be suitable for after it is spun is an artsy weaving project. There are a lot of very short trims, the kind that should be thrown to the birds and a lot of nibs. It is not very well carded either. I know I should throw it in a dog pillow but I am halfway done and I am at an irky spot with it. I just need to finish it and get it off the spindle. By the way who says you can never go back to the look of a beginner once you get spinning down has not seen this batt and the wonky yarn on my spindle.

I dug through my stash and picked out the next spinning wheel project and got a good start on it.  But the laundry was calling me, so I did 4 loads of laundry and left 2 for tomorrow. Well I have an early wake up call tomorrow. So Good Night all and enjoy your families.