Shortly thereafter, this family friend stopped by to help out with the trick or treaters. Then, The Rock's friend Rick popped in too with the other ghouls, and for a little black magic in the front yard. You will note that Rick had a little trouble with the coordinates, and managed to rematerialize partly entombed in our dry pan front yard....don't you worry, when the rains come, the ground will soften right up, freeing him mebbe by spring.......Besides he has his cauldron to keep him warm through the harsh Cali winter.And we wound down the evening with another friend that just wanted to hang out forever.... honestly, we can never get this guy to go home..... but then, he's always saying that he can never get out the door either, so who's to say??
I have been a busy girl....knitting some mini shawls with Ceallach Dyes Lace in Opinionated Pink to prepare for a show, and give all you knitters something dun-knit-up to look at. This is a simple mini-shawl done with two strands of Lace knit together, with a simple frill on the bottom edge. (Of course, now that I am looking for the link, I see that the Opinionated Pink is not on the site, I will take care of that, but if you have to have it NOW, drop me an email, it's in stock.)
Here is Littlest's new sweater for fall....knit with two colors of Knit Picks Simple Stripes carried together....please don't ask which ones, I don't remember now, and it's a discon yarn anyway....but the two strands together makes the yarn way better. Trust me on this one.
Some handspun Ceallach Dyes Superwash Merino. This is two colorways plied together, the Blue Corn Moon and Pink Passion....I had some leftover from dyeing and it was not enough to really do much with so I tried this....I quite like the effect.
And finally, last but certainly not least.....Meet Bertha. Bertha is my new solar oven, of my own design and build, specifically for the dyeing of your yarn hopefully through the winter and early spring. I should note that Bertha here may in fact be able to withstand atmospheric re-entry with her sleek NASA shuttle heatproofing. I have not actually launched Bertha, but am happy to say that she is built with a good portion of recycled and repurposed materials, which is good for everyone.