Hola from down south! I haven’t disappeared-far from it- but I’ve been busy doing, oh, I don’t really know what. Since the big cactus-planting adventure (and they’re all thriving, as far as I can tell. Even the Monty Python cactus has had the decency to stay alive.) I’ve seen a Chuckwalla
(and can die happy) (at least the lizard-spotting part of me can die happy), I entertained my BFF for five days (and only tried to poison her once), played around with my waterproof camera
(and isn’t that an attractive look) and even did a little knitting. I finished the beaded lace
but I’m not going to block it until I get home to all my high-tech blocking equipment. I’ve started a little something for the house down here, and if it’s not done before I leave, I shall leave it here and finish it when I come back in the fall.
I’m almost half done; just yer basic couch potato afghan in yer basic feather and fan with yer basic Lion Brand Homespun. Uncharacteristically, the colours in the picture are pretty accurate, and they match what’s going on in the room pretty well. I never would have associated that green with the desert, but to my surprise (and delight) there are many many shades of green happening here right now. Here’s one we saw at the Botanical Gardens:
and we oohed and aahhed until we got up close and read the sign about the glass artist that had created them. Still a lovely green, though.
The UPS guy just left. This is what he brought:
I wonder what’s in the box?
Packing paper? Hmmm. Let’s look a little closer.
Hey- could that be a cone of cotton warp thread?
An a-frame stand for a tapestry loom? Really?
Yes! A Schacht Tapestry Loom! I ordered it on Saturday from Marsha at the Village Spinning and Weaving Shop after meeting her other half John at Fibres Through Time last Friday. I am showing remarkable restraint here, people. I really want to set it up and get going, but Mike’s flight comes in in a couple of hours, and I know I’m not going to have time to spend on selfish pursuits for the rest of my time down here (Mike’s been feeling a little abandoned; I have no idea why), so I have decided to wait until I get back to Saskatoon before unpacking and assembling it. Oh, the agony…I did break it to Mike yesterday that I am going to S&B on Saturday and that he’ll have to amuse himself for a couple of hours before he picks me up to go to the baseball game.
It has occurred to me that rarely do I have a punchline at the end of my blog posts. I just sort of wander off.