After my dental appointment Wednesday morning, I rewarded myself with a drive down to the river to photograph and measure the trees I want to bomb on June 11th, International Yarn Bomb Day. As you imagine, people were looking.
The ferocious wind was punishing on the drive home but I was rewarded with a box from Village Spinning and Weaving. I had ordered a couple warm tones in 8/2 for towels, a cone of 8/4 cotton warp and my Little Man one-yard niddy noddy. I think it would be easier to measure yarn for hat kits if I were getting yards instead of lengths I have to calculate into yards - plus it's handmade and it's gorgeous.
How hard does the wind blow? This is Bob and Mim's Bristle Cone pine that they lost in the last wind storm. It was a mature stately tree and the cornerstone of their landscaping.
Granted the winds at their end of the valley are more harsh because they're pushed down the mountain, but the root system snapped. I am always in awe of those who pioneered here. I read the oral history of the rancher's wife who originally owned this valley. No sissies need apply.
We woke up to more snow yesterday morning. I broke down and ordered a SAD broad spectrum light last night. Amy asked me tonight why I didn't just replace our bulbs with broad spectrum bulbs. Because we only use canned lights.
On another note, I've finished my last sewing project. This time I used cotton gauze which I thought would simulate sewing with handwoven. It was shucky and loose, requiring lots of ease stitching and stay stitching, but I have the experience under my belt and am ready to move on. I've cleaned up my sewing area and am getting ready to weave.
I shoveled the 4" from the deck and the day warmed up to 36 degrees and took care of the rest. This was our sunset yesterday afternoon. And then it started snowing in the night and we did it all over again. I hope that SAD light comes soon. I'm not going to call it a seasonal affective disorder light. I'm going to call it a spinning at dawn light because that's how I'm going to use it.
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