Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Lion of March

This is a lenticular cloud, so called because of it's lens shape. It's an indication of high winds aloft, so while the morning weather is warm and still, it means weather is coming. I remember when I took geography that the textbook pictures of these clouds were taken right here on the high desert side of the Eastern Sierra.

And sure enough, this is the morning one day later. March appears to have come in like a lion and is going out like a lion. We were lucky on Sunday. Easter couldn't have been any nicer. The grandkids - five of them! - were able to hunt eggs outside. DS and I sat on the deck to visit and got a little sunburned, in March!

I'm half way done with the weaving on this lap blanket. I didn't trust my measurements after seeing how much yarn I was going through for the warp, and reduced the width by 4" - now it seems that my measurements were correct and I'll have leftover yarn. I'm just a little mad at me. The black is natural colored Corriedale and the gray is rainbow dyed gray Targhee/Corriedale. I have one more bump of the gray, which is all that's left of a 6 pound fleece. I'm going to spin it up, just so I can have the satisfaction of actually using an entire fleece. I hope to finish the weaving this weekend.


~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

One of these days I am going to dig my loom out from the spare room (where everything that doesnt have a home goes) and try weaving again. That looks like an awesome blanket Sharon, looking forward to seeing it when I come down. Did Mim tell you? I bought a car! Now I can actually afford to come see you guys without breaking the bank!

Marie said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty!

Beryl said...

Your lap blanket is looking good!

I love your sky pictures -- the threatening one looks similiar to one I photographed a couple of years ago at the NMA.

Leigh said...

Log cabin! One of my favorites. I really need to weave with some handspun. I think I could manage a blanket too. (Can you tell you're inspiring me???)

Kathy said...

Oooo....pretty! What size is your loom? I used to have a 45" fly-shuttle loom but sold it thinking I would not use it any longer. Fool that I am. I now have an 8H Mighty Wolf, but haven't used it all that much. As soon as the painters leave and the bedroom is finished, it'll be in there.

Our weather has been so changeable too....one day nice, then nice but so sindy it'd blow the ears of a donkey. I was glad to hear you had a nice Easter and the GK could do an outside hunt.