Thursday, May 19, 2016

Dark Days

Last week we broke the record for days in a row with rain. I think it was 16. Who knows or cares because it is still cold and gray. I'm still wearing long underwear and wool socks around the house all day because it's been in the 40's at night and we barely make it to 60 in the day. Sigh. I've got a headache that just won't quit from all this damp.

 Being stuck in the house is not all bad. I've got a lot done but I can't get any decent photos of it. That's the new weaving project. It's coming along. I think. It's too dark in here to tell.

 I've been spinning but it doesn't look like I am getting anywhere.

 May is finished so I've been working on June but it's been tough going in the dim light.

 I've got two sides of the yellow borders done on Daddio's tumbler quilt. It's going quicker than I thought it would. It's right under the lights over the dining room table so that helps.

Finally, my latest charity knitting project has been a bust dark or no dark. I had to frog it and start again. That fabric was so dense you could never get a foot in it so I moved up a few needle sizes.

Sadly, these are also dark days for our dear friend Valerie at Wandering Cat Studio. She's lost two of her precious furbabies in weeks of each other. I know the blogosphere has rallied around her and sent lots of love her way but I'd also like to offer her my personal condolences. I can't even...... 


  1. I know what you mean. I can't even......

    I was in a coffee shop today when I read about Tux. It brought tears to my eyes. If anyone had noticed or asked, I'd be hard pressed to say I was so sad because of a CAT! A cat I don't even know. But, long distance, I loved that sweet boy. I can't imagine how sad Valerie is right now.

    As for the dark days --------- looks like you are putting them to good use. The projects are looking good.

  2. My thoughts are with Valerie. I can't even think of what I would do without my Chloe.
    You have so much happening in your home. Love the loom. I sold my spinning wheel a couple of years ago because it just sat and gathered dust. Sometimes I find myself missing it though. Here's hoping for sunny and warm days soon.

  3. Sorry about the weather. We had a record rainfall last saturday ourselves. In any case, your May sampler look great even in dim light.

  4. I, too, can't imagine. Heartbreaking.

    Love your projects. And, I think today and tomorrow are sunny for you (and me!!)...then more of that grey, damp stuff. Sigh.....

  5. Turning dark days into good results is healthy; nice work. I know how awful it is to lose a loved furbaby; grief is still grief.

  6. ohhh the rain will stop the gloom will go away i promise

  7. The only good thing about these cool damp days is that it is delaying the cicadas. I'm trying to get as much yard work done as I can before they emerge.

  8. At least you have some lovely bright projects to work on.
    And thank you for your kind thoughts. We'll get through it!