Monday, May 29, 2006

A question

For all of you living south of the border. I have been reading about kids being finished school and I was just wondering if school ending in May had always been the case. Up here in the in the Great Yellow (pollen season) North, my kids finish school on June 23. That is elementary and middle school. I think that high school kids are finished a little sooner. Just call me curious.

As for my weekend up date, Saturday was pretty much a wash due to a bit of excess on Friday night. And yesterday was the BIG planting day. Beans, tomatoes, peppers, basil, beets, carrots, coriander, green onions, dill and cucumbers. I even did a little bit of weeding. My peas from an earlier planting are coming along nicely as are the broad beans, lettuce, and swiss chard. Yesterday was to be my dyeing afternoon, but it was preempted by a visit from Grandma and Grandpa. These are Bill's parents who live about an hour away and grandma gets pretty serious grandkid withdrawl.

Here are my weaverly offerings for today. 100% silk noil hand dyed my myself (of course). The major difference in the colour of the two scarves comes from the weft yarns. Those are the ones that go across.




And if any one is interested, some of my beautiful creations are for sale at Etsy. penelopespiderworks.etsy.com More shall go up soon. And more weaverly goodness shall be on it's way.

And for those of you who are wondering about my wonderful prize from Jay's Craft Challenge? I'm wondering too. I think that the post office is up to it's usual tricks. I am about ready to gnaw my own arm off. Gnash my teeth. Shake my fist at.... well I'm not sure who. I know it's not Jay. I have visions of frightened yarn wondering why it is so dark and why no one has fondled it's fibrey softness in weeks. I keep checking my mail box hoping that I will find a little card telling me that something special is waiting for me at the post office. I'm a patient person, but this waiting is getting me a little tense. Is there a god of speedy delivery that I can pray to?

4 comments:

amanda said...

What a striking scarf! I love the color combo. And yes, the Princess finished school on the 19th. Most of the private and public schools around here will finish end of this week though.

Jay said...

Augh, it's driving me nuts too! I keep checking my docket from the post office to check the date and see how long it has taken so far, and cannot BELIEVE how slow the postal system is (I choose to believe the postal system is slow, and NOT that the package has vanished!).
That poor yarn... it was upset enough at leaving my warm embrace, and to now have to deal with the dark for so long, and all those strange noises outside...

Leigh said...

Your scarves are lovely. I don't usually like orange, but yours are an exception. I'm very interested in the silk noil yarn you're using. (Gee, I wonder why). It would be interesting to know how the commercial spinners get it so "smooth" (as compared to handspun.)

Kids around here (South Carolina) got out of school last Friday. I think the early let-out date started because the kids were needed at home for planting. They start early too, usually in early to mid August.

Cynthia said...

Jackie I love the shawl (I might even love it more than the one I ordered - wahhhh LOL!). It is so gorgeous - woman you are so seriously talented with the weaving. Glad to see you got planting; I am so sorry that I won't be doing any this year - oh well. Glad to see you are putting up more stuff for sale...