Today I had a fistfight with stamps.com. I think stamps.com won, and it put me in a bit of a crabby frame of mind. Good thing I had some purty yarn to soothe my ruffled feathers. This is 8 oz of my handspun, one ply merino and one ply BFL/silk. It was a purple merino batt, the color was called Aster, from Textiles a Mano (her batts spin like a dream), and a magenta/brown/gold braid from Dicentra Designs called Tangent. I think they made a lovely marriage! It's destined to become a shawl. My friend Tammie made an Eiki shawl from a similar combo (in teals and copper - gorgeous!) and I was a bit jealous so I'm going to make one too!
But first I have to finish up my torrid affair with the colorwork sweater. I wasn't able to bring this with me while I was traveling, because it's just too darn bulky for a travel project, so it's been languishing. But I have made progress and I'm determined to get to the sleeves this week!
Too bad it wasn't already done this weekend because our furnace had a little conniption fit and decided not to work. Of course, that's when winter decided to come back for a little visit so we were feeling a bit frosty. Good thing Mr. Bonnet figured out how to wrangle a furnace and got it back on the straight and narrow. Now we're basking in the warm again, just in time for warmer weather - haha.
We decided to get out of the house for a bit and went off to the Fern Ridge reservoir which is also a wetlands sanctuary. It was a birdie delight! The redwing blackbirds were calling back and forth in the treetops, and the Canada geese were honking and making dramatic water landings. Mr. Bonnet and the doglet led the way in exploring the edge of the low level lake, and the setting sun lent a fairy glow to the drifting spanish moss. I really liked lonely Mr. Robin Redbreast up in the top of the tree talking to the moon while all his compatriots were down on the lawn gobbling up worms. It was a lovely place to visit, we'll have to go back more often.
I hope your adventures are full of lovely sounds and sights too.