4.06.2009

Hello again

Let's catch up shall we? March was crazy month.
On the day of my last post at the beginning of March, C3 thought it would be a good time to start crawling. And standing up. And driving me crazy. It's taken me a month to figure out a way to contain her to one area for most of the time while still allowing her some space to explore. Here she comes crawling over to me now:) My favorite baby age is that time when they can sit up on their own but they can't crawl away yet... with her it only lasted 4 days.
Four blissful days, and then she was off.
T.R.O.U.B.L.E

In some continuing education news, this past month I got myself a present with some of my birthday money. Here is my Little Meggie with my first kick-spindled yarn. At first I thought it was more even awkward than the drop spindle but now that I've moved on to my second attempt at kicking I'm really happy with it.
It's nice to have both hands free for a little while before I have to wind it on the spindle. I think the yarn is more uniformly spun too. Eventually when I grow up and get myself a real spinning wheel the girls will have a lot of fun with the Meggie. I actually got a nice chunk of merino roving recently to let them practice with the drop spindle soon. M1 has been especially interested in my spinning lately since she's doing her farming unit in school this year and they have spent a lot of time discussing different fibers and textiles.

In March I also managed to finish three new sweaters. Two of which feature Rachel-Marie's Autumn Patchouli handspun yarn. The most beautiful yarn!
One of which has already been sent to it's new home in Canada....
And this one that sort of matches...
And this one I made from a Hobbledehoy batt that I spun pre-Meggie...
So far I've made 8 sweaters this year! You can check out my progress each month in my Year of Sweaters flickr set.

Well, I think we're all caught up now. This month I'll be a better blogger, I swear. There will be lots of exciting things happening here in Lumpkin Land soon. Next week the girls visit the Pittsburgh school so we can finally decide if the Lumpkins will set up a more permanent shop there this Summer. And there are lots of other Lumpkin plans in the works too- as usual:)
We'll talk again soon...

5 comments:

Jen said...

Your sweaters are so cute! And nice job on the spindled yarn, v. pretty!

Corin said...

The sweaters are beautiful! And yes, totally love the sitting up stage. My son just started crawling away! aaaaaah! It was so easy when he just sat there!

leah said...

so glad you are back! learning how to spin is on my list. do you suggest starting with a drop spindle?

i love this new batch of sweaters.

hilary said...

nooooooo.... what will we do if you move?? say it ain't so!!!

Sarah said...

Thanks everyone:)
Hilary- but we'll visit often!
Leah- I don't think it matters it's just the expense of a wheel for me- but I have a feeling you'll love spinning sojumping into a wheel is probably fine for you:)