Another year older……

….and it’s getting colder. Is Fall here already? It sure feels like it in these parts. As for another year older I had my BD last week. It was very nice, I got some great gifts and shared some great company with friends. I forced Mr. Larj to get a birthday cake and sing to me. I told him those were his only two requirements. He also got me the Knitpicks options needles (metal), and two skeins of cobalt blue laceweight. I have yet to break them in but I’m sure it won’t be long before the right project will get cast on.

I actually haven’t been spending too much time knitting. I have been practicing drop spindle spinning with a fair amount of success. I have two TP rolls wound with wool that I now have to learn to ply. I think it’s going to eventually come out as a heavy worsted to chunky weight. I think I am finally getting the hang of it and by the time I finished the last bit of a 4 ounce roving I felt like I had a more consistent spin and thickness. There’s something very soothing about spinning as well. Of couse to feed my new obsession, Sonya showed me her new “trindle” and how well it works keeping a spin going. So of course I had to get on to Etsy and get one for myself. I can’t wait to try it out!

Non-knitting news: Nothing really exciting. Work is about the same, I never know what I’m going to walk in to on any given day. It’s a little crazy. Mr. Larj is attempting to quit smoking…..again. I am very close to giving him the pillow. He’s cranky, bitchy, and his favorite pasttime is to follow me around the house critquing absolutely everything that I am doing from loading the dishwasher to putting something in the trash. Smoking might not kill him but if he keeps it up….I might.

Now that the weather is cooling off, I really need to buckle down and do some bench work. I have been sadly neglecting my Etsy store and jewelry making in general. I think this is the laziest summer that I’ve ever had. When I got home from work or had a decent weekend I made it a point to do as little as possible. I’m sure it’ll catch up to me in some capacity.

Well off to get my butt in gear and get what I need to make dinner. I am going to make Hanna’s recipe for Finnish salmon stew. Nom!!

Everyone have a geat week.


3 thoughts on “Another year older……

  1. Happy late Birthday! I'm sure you'll find something to do with that blue laceweight. I'm still looking for a project for some pale blue 2 ply cashmere… I'm thinking something from Knitted Lace of Estonia.Your spinning is coming along very nicely.

  2. Happy Birthday!! Very nice of Mr Larg to get you such a nice knitterly present!! But not so good that you might be the death of him yet. Hope you can cope!!! I am in awe of all spinning: it scares the willies out of me!!

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