Sunday, July 7, 2019

Egg Basket Liner

I made a prototype egg basket liner.  I picked up 2 small green baskets at Atwood's yesterday.   One of the newer chicks laid her first egg!  How did I know?  It was brown and the older hen lays white eggs.

The basket on the right is the prototype egg basket liner.  The one on the left is a tea towel and doily in a taller basket.
 The smiles are from Dakota.  I will publish directions soon.  

We have a couple new Silkie chicks in the brooder, so the new babies get a lot of hugs and kisses from the grandbabies.


Monday, July 1, 2019

Spinning, Knitting, Ravelry

I did a little spinning on the back patio.

This is Icelandic wool.

I completed a small shawl.  I started knitting the Souvineer Shawl, but I put a shell stitch edge on the bottom in crochet.  I didn't have enough yarn to make the [pattern as it is shown. The fiber is hand dyed by me on 100 percent Merino Superwash wool.  I love the color, but it makes it hard to see the design since the yarn is so busy.

How was your weekend?

Has anyone heard about Ravelry banning any speech, designs, or any talk or support for President Trump???  They did not ban political comments, just Trump since they felt he is a white supremacist.  He may be, but he was elected by the people and support for our country does not make me a white supremacist.  I am not much of a Trump fan, but what they decided to do was just wrong.  I know Ravelry is individually owned and they can make changes as they see fit.  I personally feel that all religion, politics, race, and gender discussions should not go on in a format like Ravelry.  I just want to view other completed works and purchase a pattern or two.  I don't need to know about the person's race, creed, religion, etc....  Many people have canceled memberships with Ravelry.

Didn't your grandma tell you not to talk about religion and politics at the table?  This is the same thing.

This grandma tells you not to talk about religion, politics, abortion, gender, and anything else that can get people in a heated discussion.  Don't ask, don't tell!