JS and his dad were playing at a pub last night and rang in the time change with a hearty few pints and lots of excellent music. This lead to the requirement to have a lazy Sunday. Admittedly, most days for me are fairly lazy, but it’s really pleasant to be able to spend a day relaxing with JS, who works long hours and is one busy little bee!
What did this entail? Not a lot, really. I’m addicted to Lego Harry Potter on my iPhone, and spent much of this morning playing it. We also watched the latest Merlinepisode. Was it good? Nahh, not really. I found it really frustrating and it put my anxiety levels way up.
I’ve been getting worried about my boys recently, with the colder weather – they’ve both been indoors animals in the past, and having completed the summer outside, it will be too difficult to bring them back in again. We are living in a civilised household now, after all! I’ve been debating with myself the best way to keep them warm – a lot of people recommend wrapping up a hot water bottle and putting it in the hutch, but I’m dubious at best.
Archie is very good at chewing through anything you think is rabbit proof. I’ve come up with a temporary solution – I have a lot of waste fleece in the form of the beautiful Oxford Downs sheep fleeces which I have now come to the conclusion are basically unusable for spinning. I’ve stuffed their box with a bit of (cleaned) fleece, and they seem to be a bit happier.
Anyway, they came in for some cuddles today, and JSand I both enjoyed it. Did the boys enjoy themselves? I’m not sure, but they were certainly warmer when we put them back outside!
I have made so many! We’ve been watching a lot of Homeland, and have now seen the whole of Series One, and I’ve managed to do half a fleece. I think it may take a long time to spin all of this lot – and when that’s done I still have two and a half sheep fleeces and an alpaca fleece to do. Argh!
I’m going to dye some fibre tomorrow before I card it so that I can make multicoloured rolags and hence multicoloured yarn at the most fundamental level. I’m not sure when I will actually spin this.
What’s your favourite way of colouring fibre?
We took Tommy Dog over the fields for a walk, which was really pleasant. JS showed me a crater which was left when German Bombers jettisoned their leftover bombs on the way back to Germany following a bombing of London in the Blitz. Tommy Dog was very naughty and chased a load of sheep when he found his way into a field full of them.
I spent a while talking to them in my sheep voice, which JS wasn’t expecting. We even got a bit of a conversation going!
We did a bit of other stuff too. I’m experiencing a creativity overload, and can’t concentrate on just one thing at the moment, so I’m having problems deciding what to do. Sometimes I end up literally sitting down being pulled in so many different ideas (mentally) that I’m overwhelmed and just sit. Need to work on that. Any suggestions?
Yesterday I changed the look of the site! What do you think? Please excuse any teething problems, I’m working on it. If you come across one please let me know so I can address it. Thanks x