Saturday, June 28, 2014

Shepard's Harvest

Last month I headed out to our local fiber festival, Shepard's Harvest. A quick drive from the cities it's wonderful to get out of the city and see wares from all around the Midwest.


 There's quite a few animal barns where farmers can bring their animals to be judged as well as sheered. I enjoyed seeing the Llamas. I love how inquisitive they look with their long necks and they way they cock their heads at you, it seems like they always have a question on their minds.

These lambs were only a few months old and ADORABLE.

It was a little difficult to not try and take one of these little buddies home! Although I think the challenges of urban lamb raising are a little beyond my capabilities currently.

I did pick up a few skeins of Quince and Co which I have been wanting to try for awhile now. The blue and pink skein are hopefully going to become a hat and the pale blue to the left is already in the process of becoming a baby sweater.

I also got a few raw fibers as I'm going to try my hand at spinning soon. More on those goodies soon.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Moving on up

Things have been full of radio silence around these parts because I've had some crazy things going on in my life. Mostly: Packing up all my earthly possessions and moving them.

My boyfriend and I moved into an apartment at the beginning of April. It has been super super exciting and fun, but also really stressful and lots of work. (as many exciting and fun things in life are)

We decided to paint the ENTIRE apartment before we moved in, which was easy because we didn't have a set time to be out of our old places (parents are pretty chill that way) BUT it also meant that there was tons of work up front before we even got to the "loading everything you own stuffed into boxes into a car, over and over" part.

baby's got a brand new blue bathroom.

Before we moved we spent a lot of time holding paint swatches up in home depot trying to decide what would be less annoying on a wall. It's the kind of thing I totally live for, but it's also fairly worrisome, because let's face it. Even if we hated it, we knew we wouldn't be repainting it.

Such is the case with our above bedroom color. I was going for a "soft mint" but instead ended up with some kind of pastel green. Other then feeling like I live in a baby nursery, it's kind of starting to grow on me.

Luckily, the more I start to unpack - the more it starts to feel like home. Realistically with my schedule, it's going to take me a least a few more weeks (months?) to unpack and get everything set up exactly how we want, but patience is a good virtue for me to practice. I'm looking forward to sharing more pictures as soon as I don't find myself living stacked among boxes. 

Sunday, May 11, 2014