The Happy Skein

Tricot, Filage, Chats - Knitting, Spinning, Cats

31 décembre 2005


This is the only picture of Mars I have. I found Mars dead in front of the house when I got up this morning.  He was killed on the road. Mars, we love you and miss you.
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15 décembre 2005

I made yarn !!!

Sunday, ME and I had the honor and privilege to spend the day with Elaine who taught us how to spin.  She is a great teacher and a fountain of knowledge!!!  Thanks Elaine!! She covered everything from choosing a fleece, washing it, carding, dying, spinning on the drop spindle and spinning wheel, plying, setting the twist... So here is my first hank of yarn, spun on a spinning wheel.  I loved it!  Of course, it is far from being perfect!  But with practice I should get better.  At least, it was... [Lire la suite]
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06 décembre 2005


Today's pictures are from Platinum.Les photos pour aujourd'hui sont de Platinum. Platinum is the sister of Six Toe, Noemie and Tock (I bet you didn't see that one coming!).  It is somewhat hard to get a good picture of Platinum.  She is very shy.  She does love to be petted, but only if you are laying in bed at night and no light is on!!  (Not too practical to take a picture then...).Platinum est la soeur de Six Toe, Noemie et Tock (je paris que vous n'avez pas vu ça venir!).  C'est un peu difficile... [Lire la suite]
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02 décembre 2005

Early Christmas - Noël en avance

Last night I got an earlier Christmas present from Me:Hier soir j'ai eu un cadeau de Noël en avance de la part de Me:Yes, a blocking kit!  Isn't that great!  Although I wanted to try blocking wires, I didn't have it on my wish list, but Me knew exactly what to get me!  I have several things that need blocking, so hopefully I will have some time this weekend to try it.  But then it also means that I need to find a cat free flat surface big enough for that... that could be though!  That's probably going to mean... [Lire la suite]
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02 décembre 2005


Today I shall introduce you to: Tock.Aujourd'hui je vous présente: Tock.                                                 Tock is the sister of Six Toe and Noemie.  She is somewhat shy and doesn't really like the company of other cats.  But once she gets to know you she can be very friendly (if you're a human that is).  She has the habit of disappearing for... [Lire la suite]
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01 décembre 2005


Today's "victim" is ... Noemie! Noemie is the sister of Six Toe (see yesterday).  Like her brother, Noemie likes to snuggle in Me's arms (yes, same cardigan, but although not inside it): Doesn't she look comfortable?  Looks like she is going to fall asleep...
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