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

Enjoying Reading Again

When I found out I was accepted for a job in my local ISD I decided to treat myself and bought a nookcolor by Barnes and Noble. I love this thing! I have read and read on it! It is very easy to use and fun too. I have my knitting patterns stored on it as well, it is one of the best purchases I have made in a long time.

Books I have read on my nook:
Spinning Forward
Casting About
Knit in Comfort
Joanne Fluke’s Baking Murder series #1,3&4 (looking forward to borrowing more from overdrive library)
Madam Bovary
The House of Mirth

Reading is fun! To keep up with what I am reading you can find both Katie and I on Good Reads

Happy Knitting and Reading
Hanane

OU v Texas aka “The Red River War”

A battle that is fought yearly on neutral territory! By two rival teams one from Oklahoma the other from Texas. The Pride of Oklahoma Football the Sooners and the Longhorns of Texas, square off in this epic battle yearly! During the State Fair of Texas.

Hanane, here I am having lived in Dallas for the past 14years a Okie transplant who still flys her crimson and white proudly. I was born and bred a Sooner Fan could no more stop cheering for OU than I could voluntarily stop breathing.

Katie, a native Bostonian, southern gal at heart, who for some reason only known to God, is a die hard Longhorn fan, but I still love her.

So who will prevail this year on the field of glory. OU or Texas? Why as a true Sooner, I must say OKLAHOMA ALL THE WAY!!!!! BOOMER!!!!! (the Echoing response from thousands of transplant OU fans is of course) SOONER!!!!!

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