It's been ages... six years! .... so long that I don't even know where to begin... I wonder if anyone even has my blog on their feeds anymore... I guess we'll see.
My boys are grown now. The baby is about to graduate High School next month. That doesn't even seem possible. He's now the tallest in the house. My oldest is getting married next month and is under contract for a house in the Denver area. Daniel had one year left of college where he's studying Software Engineering. We're enjoying life since Dan retired from the Army four years ago. He works from home now to make up for all those years he was gone. This was us after Easter Vigil Mass on Sunday. We've changed a lot, no?
I've been weaving, spinning and dyeing far more than knitting these days. Not a lot of use for wool sweaters here in Central Texas. I have knit several cowls and pairs of socks though. Love the That Nice Stitch Cowl and the Auto Pilot Cowl for mindless knitting. I go to a knitting group sometimes about an hour North of us at Homestead Heritage near Waco. It's a great group and most of us weave or spin as well as knit, so there's always lots of inspiration and people that get my love of fiber. Always a good thing.
Like I said, though, mostly I've been weaving, spinning and dyeing. This is my latest weaving project: Dorothy's Dozen Dishtowels
It's a fun one with lots of color and treadling possibilities.
I put a 14 yard warp on the loom. I should get around 13-14 towels out of it.
I've also recently opened an Etsy Shop. It's been fun and doing pretty good. I don't expect to pay our bills with it or anything. It's just an outlet for me to be able to do what I love. I can only weave, spin, dye, knit so much for my family.... especially in Texas. You can check it out here and if you use SCOTTISHLAMB, you'll get a 10% discount on orders of $25 or more through May 31st:
I'm still very into gardening and nature. I'll start sharing what we've done with our yard since moving in shortly before I stopped blogging. I think you'll be amazed at the transformation.
Just a little post to see if anyone is still out there.... say hello if you are!