[[Note: This being my first blog post, I hope I'm not breaking any rules. Please let me know if I am, and I'll fix it!]]
DH is the one racing, or trying to. We want to move to our ten acres of sagebrush in Nevada and get started setting up our Retirement Ranch. But right now, it's at long two days' drive from home, and there hasn't been time to make the trek more than once this year, partly because I'm providing full-time daycare for Nermal the World's Cutest Grandbaby. He's not really a baby anymore, he's a Toddler with a capital T, which rhymes with ... um, something ... which stands for Trouble! Not really, he's a good boy, except when he isn't. Which is why I don't get much done while keeping an eye on him. Including the one in the back of my head. Good thing us Grannies know how to do that.
And speaking of Grannies, is it too crass of me to mention my Zazzle store here? If you go to www.zazzle.com/FreelanceDesigns , you'll see my "Granny loves to knit Afghans" products, including a couple nice bags to carry things around in, like afghans-in-progress, and a mug for your coffee. Okay, end of Commercial.
we hope to acquire a couple Alpacas to feed my daily fiber requirements. But as you can imagine, that's down the road a ways. In the meantime, I'm busy spinning bits of fluff from my local supplier, Dedri Quillen. Her goodies can be found here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/dedriquillin She hand dyes delicious blends for a very reasonable price. I currently have some blue-to-purple merino/silk/bamboo on my wheel, waiting for me to quit playing around online and get the rest of it spun. Then, of course, I'll have to figure out what to do with it. In between toddlerminding, drawing and painting and the usual Stuff, I'm also knitting some hats for the little grocery store in the little (population ~80) town nearest our future ranch to sell as local souvenirs. I'm using Swish DK for the double-knit hats:
As for Serenity, the monkeys are threatening to take over. They've been having way too much fun, and are still demanding their own blog. Well, except for Senor Foster and Mimi LaTour, who are off in the closet, supposedly hiding out from Nermal. I suspect I know what they're really up to .... Marvin, in the meantime, is enjoying his new hot tub:
Now, off to find lunch and plot some more Adventures, especially for the monkeys ....