Hosting a Roc Day Event!

I am hosting my first Rod Day Event! I hope it turns out well. It will be fun none the less. It happens to fall on our first Saturday Craft Day. It is a time to get together with all your friends and have a good time.

Here is a little History about Rod Day!

Distaff Day, also called Roc Day, is 7 January, the day after the feast of the Epiphany. It is also known as Saint Distaff’s Day, since it was not really a holiday at all. In many European cultural traditions, women resumed their household work after the twelve days of Christmas. The distaff, or rock, used in spinning was the medieval symbol of women’s work. Often the men and women would play pranks on each other during this day, as was written by Robert Herrick in his poem “Saint Distaffs day, or the Morrow After Twelfth Day” which appears in his Hesperides.
Some modern craft groups have taken up the celebration of Distaff day as part of their new year celebrations.

Christmas Eve Spin/Knit In

Yes today I went to a very small spin/knit in out at Jacobs. It was great! Had a wonderful time! Hassan got up early and made couscous for me to take. Everyone really enjoyed it! I have to say that I enjoy going out to the farm no matter what size the group is. Cindy is a marvelous hostess and I absolutely love the new goat!

What’s cookin’ at the homestead, Well I am working on a second houndstooth scarf

and a tatted bag. I really want to warp the loom again for some spa cloths. I am also thinking about another scarf with some other yarn I found in my stash, and I want to start on the triloom vest.

Who knows really what I will do with my second week of winter break!

Keep ya posted.

Weaving

Well I have been weaving a bit! I wove a scarf over the weekend! It turned out a little short but it will work for me.

I have my first houndstooth scarf almost completely threaded.

I am really enjoying this borrowed loom.

Will post pics as it comes together. I have the yarn picked out for the next project as well!!!

I need to set up the triloom as well because I really wanna make a vest!

So many projects so little time!!!!!

The Animals At Jacob’s Reward Farm

Hello,

Today I went out to the farm with my friend Denise and had an enjoyable tour of the farm, while Cindy did the feeding of all the critters.

Denise

All the ladies that come out to the barn are so much fun to hang out with. I really enjoy my time out there! Being with people who think like you do is awesome! Being with people who encourage aka enable you in your crafts, PRICELESS!!


There are a couple of the super cute alpaca out on the farm! They were being hams today for the camera. They are use to it I am sure because Cindy lives with a camera in her hand, and I thought Hassan was bad.

We will be having a Christmas Eve Spin in and I am so looking forward to it. While many people will be running around getting last minute Christmas gifts and dealing with the people in Sales who only want to be home with their families not waiting on you 30sec before the store closes. I will be comfortably ensconced at the LRB, among friends and family, both 2 legged and 4 legged varieties.

To Blog or Not to Blog

Dear Readers,

If we still have any! I am thinking about getting back to blogging again. I do have interesting things to write about. I mean I work with Autistic kids, I go to the local fiber farms on weekends, I have been going to and teaching at Fiber Events.

Hassan and I went to Boerne for the Kid N Ewe and Llama’s Too! I taught tatting.

I am going out to the Little Red Barn today as a matter of fact.
Cindy and the Little Red Barn have become my safe zone, The quiet place I can go Saturday to recharge my batteries, to get ready to deal with the work and school week ahead.

I have gone back to school, I have entered the University of Texas (:P) at Dallas (bonus it’s in Dallas and not Austin) In the Speech Language Pathology Program, and I am working on getting fast tracked so that when I graduate I will have my Bachelors and my Masters. (fingers crossed)

This morning, I have been up, I have Julie and Julia playing in the background to keep me company, while I wait for time to go to LRB and I started warping my loom. I am waiting for my warp helper to wake up so that I can finish warping and start a wool and baby loop mohair scarf.

Last weekend I went to Apple Leef Farm for the first time in a year! We had a blast! I went with my friends, Annie, Seth and Denise. Fun was had by all. We got to see Leef’s accidental V-JJ aka River chair. But she can longer see it as a River only a V-JJ. (pics to come next month and you be the judge, I totally forgot to take my camera with me)

A reader Laurie Balbo who likes our theme, has stopped by, and she is a freelance writer for The Green Prophet and our little blog was mentioned in one of her articles.

Laurie also writes her own little blog about fiber arts as well.

She is the inspiration for this post today. As she left a comment, with the wish that we would resume our blog soon.

So here we are!

Hanane