Tuesday, April 30, 2013

It's not just resting, part 2

This was on my desk at work this morning.
It has hair.
That is just not right.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

It's not just resting

  Don't leave the dead in the garden.

It's so easy.
Just do it.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Car Spinning

On our way to the Whidbey Island Spin-In the first weekend of April, I tried Car Spinning.
The Hansen Electric Spinner has a car adapter,
 and there was plenty of room on the floor of the front passenger seat.
Peggy drove and I set it up.
There are two glove boxes and the upper one was perfect for holding excess fiber.
It was a short trip, less than two hours, so I didn't get a lot of spinning done.
The only problem seemed to be 'spinner error' ~ I kept allowing the fiber to break.
Trying to reset the system with a seat-belt on was awkward.
This is not very good Jacob fiber.  
Along with the vm, which is abundant, there is an amazing amount of kemp.  
Even though I have one full spool, I have to consider the wisdom of continuing the project.
So what if I end up with enough two-ply for a sweater?  Who wants to have all that kemp sticking out?
If you enbiggify* this photo, you can see the loads of kemp, those white wire-like bits.  

*Thanks to LindaK for this word.  Is it a Portmanteau or a Sniglet?

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Breakfast in Mt. Vernon

Last Saturday we drove north on I-5 toward the spin-in at the high school in Oak Harbor,
the annual event sponsored by the Whidbey Island Weavers Guild.
We always stay in the same motel, usually the same room,
which we share with Evanne and Natasha.

Stopping for breakfast here was Evanne's idea. 
It was a good one!

Calico Cupboard

I order French Toast 99% of the time.
 It was excellent.  I could eat only 3 of the 4 pieces.
It was crispy on the crust and custard-y on the inside, as it should be.

Peggy ordered the House Granola and Greek Yogurt.
It is a lot of food.  The yogurt was very sweet, the granola filling.

Evanne chose the Huevos Rancheros.
Looks yummy.  She said it was very good, but she couldn't finish it all.

Our opinion: we'd go back!  
There's an antique shop next door which we may check out next time.