Tag: Sadie

The Problem with February

Is that you can have days like last Sunday


that really get your hopes up, and then out of nowhere, get hit with this



I knew winter wasn’t over, but I was kind of hoping we might just stick with our usual sogginess.
Somehow I can handle that better. Snow kind of gets me down.

So I’m distracting myself with a little sampling.
I decided the time was right to blend and spin up some Sadie fluff that I have been holding on to.
I only had a couple of partually filled ziplock sandwich bags, but a little dog hair goes a long way 🙂

I decided to make this a double tribute project, and selected some 2017 Edgar to blend with my Sadie fluff.


I’ve only spun up the two rolags so far, as a trial run to see how much twist/ply I’ll need.
My resulting sample is pretty fine, and very fuzzy. I about .1 oz, and 13 yds.


I think I’m going to work up a little swatch in a to-be-determined pattern. I might get as much as 280-300 yards of yarn out of the two batts I carded up, so it will be a small project. Maybe a lacy cowl. Something I can wear often, and feel next to my face.
I like the thought of Edgar and Sadie being close by. A couple of the sweetest four-legged friends a person could have.

I’m also making pretty good progress on my SuperGreen sweater.
With any luck I’ll have the raglan increases done and the sleeves separated from the body before I head back to work on Tuesday, as It’s getting a little crowded on my circular needle!


Coming Up for Air

August has been quite a month.

Many blog-worthy things have transpired (processing roosters, knitting retreat, eclipse, etc), but I didn’t have a chance to post about them.

And then yesterday, the last day of August 2017, we had to say goodbye to our sweet Sadie pup.
She was an old girl, and had been dealing with multiple health issues over the last few months.
She went out peacefully, surrounded by folks who loved her, and with a cookie in her mouth.

Sadie was about as easy-going and sweet a girl as you could imagine.

We had such good times, hanging out with the chickens

Rolling around in anything stinky she could find 🙂

Comandeering the sheep water

Playfully mixing it up with Wally

Posing for photos in the yard

Playing ball

Lounging on the couch

And just generally being a sweetie pie

She is deeply missed.


Dog Days

It’s been fun getting to know Skye this week

A little bit about the boy-

he is very photogenic

enjoys car rides

and walks in the park

he also really into tennis balls, pig ears, and getting his silly airplane ears scritched 🙂 (but I failed to capture those moments, sorry)

Meanwhile, out in the pasture, we thought we would cut up and haul off the the fallen tree branch, but it has become the the popular hangout for all species of critters. Go figure-


And work continues on the sheep shed extension- getting mighty close!

But Edgar remains unimpressed. 🙂

I have been kind of swatching, in a hat-as-swatch sort of way


and seem to be on a garter-stitch sort of roll right now.

Next colorway?


Hey, you’re not a sheep!

sadie chone 10-23-11

I think Chone is on to her.

Was really funny. At first he was all testy, stomping his hoof and staring her down.

Then he cooled out a little and came over to sniff her (at least he looked like he was sniffing).

But then sniffing turned to nibbling (I swear he nibbles on everything!), and I had to come to her aid.

Poor girl.

Anyway- look closely at Chone. Can you see it? He’s getting kind of “frosty” looking-

cuddlesheep 10-23-11

Neat, eh? He isn’t gray-ing out from the roots, but rather his fleece is getting shot through with white fibers. I first noticed when I sheared him last month, but the effect is much more pronounced now. Can’t wait to see what it looks like in the spring.

And speaking of fleece, I made a couple of neat acquisitions this week-
This is Wilma, a beautiful double-coated mioget girl
who I brought home from the Schoonover Farm fall shearing. Mmmmmmm.

And this is an anonymous CVM/Suffolk cross that followed me home from Hidden Meadows Ranch.

I don’t usually go in for the fine-wools, but I thought that the cross was interesting, and might make a really good sock yarn. Will probably take me forever to process it, but I guess I’ll just take it in small bits.

And while I’m not quite done with the back of the Shadow sweater (maybe three more inches?), I think I’m still on pace for finishing it up by Thanksgiving-

and I’m pretty sure that the pieces will fit together when I’m done (fingers crossed).