Friday, February 12, 2016

Along came Connie

I walk ISPAC dogs regularly in their grounds and have met hundreds by now of all shapes, sizes and temperaments. I didn't plan on adopting one, rather intended to let my old collie, Huddle, spend his later years in peace.
HOWEVER, one day, just before I was due to leave, a couple came planning to take their selected red and white collie for a test drive around the grounds. Out leapt a skinny lively slightly crazy human-loving bitch in a red and white tuxedo. "Nope - not her, our choice is a much smaller collie" -  no, but....and sure enough, there was indeed a much smaller, calmer red and white border collie.
Would I take the reject for a walk? Of course - not because of some sentimental fear of hurting her feelings - no, because I had a little time left and because, well, SHE'S MY DOG! Not literally my dog (she in fact came from some hell-hole along with a whole slue of other misused dogs)  ...... people who are very attached to dogs will know what I mean - some synapse closes in your brain when you meet the animal and you have to keep him or her with you - even if he/she is a right handful - which this bitch surely is.

                                         Just arrived in her new home - very submissive (didn't last :))

                                                 Amazed by water!

                                         and by fire

GRRRRRR so many photos and comments I placed here GONE.....again, Sigh.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Catch up on 2015 - before it gets too deep into 2016

Spindles and greasy wool - singles on the small spindle, will ply on the large spindle

Angora rabbit hand-spun hank

Huddie Jan 2015 - have to celebrate the 13 year old even if he's
slowed down and senses not too good, he's still a cute teddy bear.

Various little hand-spun hanks,  made of different fibres; wool, dog, rabbit

A spindle wigwam

Combed dyed fleece

                                                            Made into nests


Drum carded together

A clutch bag,  knit from handspan wool

Huddle looking into a bush...probably forgotten why he used to hang out there all the time - it's because of the two bitches across the road - hoping they would make an assault on the hedge like they used to so.

Green centre pull handspun yarn ball

Roving I got at a fiber fest in the UK, spun into a sport-weight yarn and now to become a cables scarf

A set of greens, neutrals to weave into a piece of fabric for a small fusion cover.

In place on its bed

I dyed some  merino-silk roving  green and will spin.
It's now a shawl and a hat - will add later.