“Cat, I’ll let you in on a little secret. We don’t all love our jobs every day. And doing something you have passion for doesn’t make the work part of it any easier…It just makes you less likely to quit.”
Kate Jacobs, The Friday Night Knitting Club
NOTE TO MY READERS: WordPress was acting very strange today and wouldn’t let my post go through with videos. I’ve added them before and they belong to me. I had to rework this whole post so it’s probably not as well put together as the original and I apologize for that. It’s 9:41 now and I started at 7 AM. Go figure. LL, please feel free to correct my grammar!
I’m sure that I’ve said this before, but oh my goodness, these early, warm, dry, sunny days are a gift! We’ve been able get so much outdoor spring cleaning chores accomplished. I’ve even been getting fiber prep done.
But every once in a while, when I’m doing something, like knitting, I wonder what scripture has to say, so I look up a keyword and today it was knitting. I’m on the second mitt of the second pair of fingerless mitts (soon to be uploaded to my Etsy shop) and just have the thumb, washing and blocking to do.
So I looked up knitting on my Bible app and found the verse and embedded it into this morning’s view. Not only does God knit, but He weaves. Good to know that I am in such good company.
I had good company yesterday as I was prepping fiber. Connor, the grand dog was here for the day to help. Here’s a video to show just how much dust can be in an alpaca fleece. They roll in the dust. This fiber will become shoe insoles. It has been skirted and picked clean of debris but there still may be small bits and they get blown out along with the dust. If I was doing it myself, next step would be washing but since I’m sending it out, it gets packaged as small as possible like this. I’ll be back at it today!
Note: Every video I tried to upload failed. I’ll keep trying.
I finally got these alpaca socks washed, blocked and sized. I’ll get them labeled and in my Etsy shop soon. I have testers testing them out as I write. Bigger size available.
While I was prepping fiber, Jay was working in the woods. He cut some small spindly growth so that he could get the tractor through and removed this old hemlock that was blocking part of the view. It will still be home and protection for creatures since he dragged it further into the woods.
We were all pretty tired by the end of the day!
Time for breakfast!
In the meantime, remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, stay home but if you MUST go out, wear a mask and keep the length of a full grown llama (which is bigger than an alpaca) between you and the next person.
Have a blessed day!