More Stanley Cup spinning took place as well. The black skeins are Shetland and it's lovely, soft and clean fibre. I really wanted to use a long draw but it just refused to cooperate, unless I reprocessed the rovings by hand, which wasn't happening. Instead, spun it with a short draw. It took much longer to spin but I'm very happy with the results. I still have a few yards of black roving to to spin. It may be the end of the prepared roving for Stanley Cup spinning and I may also have to card as well.. Hmm I guess that is what intermissions are for?
Garden excitement is also happening. The tomato plants are looking quite nice. The peppers are slowly growing. Actually almost all of the seeds I started are in reasonable shape considering there is almost a month yet before they should be planted. Except the parsley. It's old seed. It's also slow to germinate. I may have to buy a plant this spring.. egads! I don't think my sage plants made it through the winter either, so that's two plants on the needed list.
|Tiny Indigo Tinctoria Seedlings|
The first full sized daffodil of the season. It's growing in the middle of the lawn, presumably planted their by our feisty grey squirrel. You'd hardly know that we had a squirrel nearby at all except for an occasional rustle of branches. I did see him at the bird feeder a few times this winter. He was no skinny little runt of a squirrel! However I'd have never thought to plant a daffodil in the middle of the yard. It turns out to be a lovely place for it, so he can stay and eat the leftover bird seed. After all, I'd see up to 20 crows there at once, so what difference could 1 squirrel make?
Oh yes, and somebody, please make it stop raining!