Monday, September 22, 2008

We lost our dear Uncle Otto due to Alzheimer's and a subsequent stroke at 9:20am this past Friday.

September 25, 1929 - September 19, 2008

Through out our lives Otto was more than anybody could want in an Uncle. His passion for the outdoors, planting trees and long drives on the family farm, fishing, photography, and all things related to nature including the changing of seasons. He had a great sense of humour. We would laugh about the phone calls we would get from him, on June 21 (first day of summer), reminding us that we're heading back to winter and the days are getting shorter. It was inspiring his obsession for details, and keeping care of things (neat and tidy), and documenting events (writing in his journal). More than once we heard him say, 'There's a place for everything, and everything in it's place'. Even though he didn't have children I know that he held his nieces, and nephew close in his heart. The same can be said of his faith in God and his Church. Through out it all there was nothing greater than his love and dedication that he showed to all of us.
We love you Otto.

Friday, September 05, 2008

A completed something.....

Revontuli Shawl.

This was a really nice project to knit on the go. I could pick it up and each row was easy to follow. I loved the yarn. Kauni Effektgarn Wool. It's a bit rough, but I gave it a wash, rinse, and then soak for about 30 minutes, and it softened up a bit. A bit. Sorry but I don't have a photo of me wearing it as nobody is home to take the blocked on the floor is all I can do.

I originally purchased this yarn because I fell in love with this pattern, but then decided that I probably hadn't ordered enough to make for my size. So it's getting used up in other projects that won't be close to the body. I'll have enough to try a felted project...we'll see.

That's it for now. I'm looking forward to a hopefully quiet weekend.
Wishing you all peace as well this weekend.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008


What better treat, besides Chocolate, is there? Getting fibre in the mail? I think so!

All the way from Ontario..............

Jody and I sort of did an unplanned fibre exchange. I picked up some Finnsheep fleece for her, and she sent the following loveliness.....

All neatly packed for a new home.

Beautiful handspun alpaca. One thing about alpaca you can feel the weight. More so than merino which is lighter.

This is great! Tagged with the name of contents so I'll never forget.

Black Corriedale from a Canadian Supplier. Val from Life With Sheep.
Such a deep rich black.

What more can you say about dark fawn Alpaca, and...

Fawn Suri's like feeling clouds in you hands.

Noodles enjoys opening presents as well. Especially when she smells, and discovers that there were other kitties living where this came from.

Thanks so much Jody! You work so hard with fleece. Cleaning, combing, spinning. I can tell that it's a passion for the love of fibre. It's great emailing with you and sharing in this obsession.