Today we went on a hike. We started in the rain and after it stopped,we had beautiful weather. We stopped and did some water experiments at a pond and then went to a lagoon. We stopped for lunch at South Beach park. The only thing I didn't do was walk on the algae covered rocks. We started at 8:30 and ended at 4:00. I am rather proud of myself for making it. Not bad for the oldest chaperone.
Monday, April 29, 2013
I am here in Port Townsend, writing on my I-phone. I spent the day getting 3 kids to different classes. Today we had a writing class, a class on marine mammals, we had to draw skeletons of different animals, art class and a class about intertidal invertebrates. Even though I am a chaperone, I still do everything the kids do. Tomorrow is a all day walk!
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
I started a new run of scarves, still in wool. These remind me of the licorice party mix. My husband is starting a small run using squares of red and gray. We had a lot of wool red and gray fabric and he is going to be making a small runner with it, he is still getting his warp on the loom. Next week I am going to Port Townsend, a great little town with a inactive fort. The fort still has beautiful old homes on it. Hopefully I will get some pictures. My sister volunteered to be a chaperon for her granddaughter and two other 12 year olds but then she became ill and instead of Port Townsend, she went to the hospital. So I am taking her place. We are going to be gone a week and the kids will be learning the ecology of the area. Port Townsend it on the inter peninsula of the Olympic Peninsula. Google it, beautiful area. There will be about 40 students. I have been trying to gather all the things I will need for the trip, without having to spend too much money. I did have to buy a pair of boots, not the type that you wear in the city but more like the kind you muck out the barn. Don't want to spend any money that isn't on yarn. Last weekend we went to a fiber fest in a very small town just south of Spokane. It was a lot farther than I thought it would be but we did come back with some beautiful yarn and a little something else.
|Square runner-each color is 4 inches wide-he is hopeful|
that he can made the weft 4 inches, so that they are
|This is what we brought home, it is an Ashford|
Traditional spinning wheel, probably made in the 1970's. So far we have not been able
to spin anything, although we are getting better getting the wool
on the leader.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
|This is a wool scarf-needs clipping and fringe tied.|
I thought about calling these scarves on this
run "Fifty Shades of Gray"but actually there
is just one shade of gray
|This is his sample-I think that he has a couple of extra picks|
|His pattern came from this book.|
|This looks a lot better.|