So far, so good.
Carpool to three different schools. Check.
Workout. Up to 8 pounds and 30 reps on the one arm row, even on the shoulder I injured last winter. Yay me. Check.
Dinner planned: Spaghetti with bison meatballs, garlic bread, salad. Check.
Various bookkeeping household stuff finished. Check.
2 loads of laundry done, not folded. Yet. Check
Now on to the fun part of my day.
I looked around for spindles online and found tons to chose from. But I had a hard time settling on any of them. Most would be too heavy for what I wanted, I thought. And not a one of them sang to me such that I was willing to wait a week or so to get it. I'd seen a spindle made from a disc shaped bead, a chopstick, a cuphook and a grommet (hi Winterheart!), so I decided to try that.
Pieces purchased (after trekking all over the place for painted chopsticks -- not the square ones or the plastic ones) ...
and mostly assembled. The cuphook in the top of the thing is a bit of a problem. I need another set of hands. So the cuphooks that need to be screwed into the top of the spindle above the bead will have to wait until Hubster gets home from work. And the hardware store only had two appropriately sized grommets, so I'll have to hunt for more or order them online since I have 6 beads and 12 chopsticks...
Yesterday our Ravelry spinning group met for the first time. More than 10 of us showed up to spin and chat. Too bad I couldn't have stayed longer (I had a sock class). During the spin in, I n-plyed four ounces of an old Hello Yarn club colorway, Norway.
I think I'll run it through the wheel again to even it up... I was distracted by all the fun fiber and cool wheels and chat.
After I finish this stuff, of course.
This picture emphasizes the colors, which are actually much more subtle in person. More like this.
It's kind of like the sheen on a puddle of gasoline or like engine oil on a rain puddle. Dark but iridescent. And it's all mine. Unless you can talk Rachel into making you some. Killer.
And lastly, Emilie is trying all sorts of new foods here and I'm enjoying keeping track of what she likes and doesn't like. So I think I'll keep a running bullet list. Just to be ornery.
- Pancakes with CSA maple syrup -- she'd never had such a thing, but asked for seconds -- something she's only done one other time.
- Chili dog -- she finished it. She finishes everything. Very polite.
- Nachos with cheese sauce -- thumbs down. French kids don't like Velveeta, I guess.
- Shish Kebob -- she'd seen them, but hadn't eaten one. Thumbs up, I think.
- Mixed greens (turnip, spinach, radish) -- you know, southern style, sauteed with onion and bacon and white wine. This is the only other thing she's asked for a second helping of. My kids eat them by the plateful, but I thought my kids were weird. Maybe the greens are just good...
- Ted Drewes mint concrete -- finished it. Duh.
- Frosted Flakes mixed with Captain Crunch -- her concoction. Finished it. (**grin**)