Friday, January 29, 2010

Data Detectors

Thanks to Jean, I have discovered the joys of the BBC's Radio 4.

There is the History of the World in 100 Objects, fun game shows, a dramatization of John LeCarre's The Honourable Schoolboy, and all sorts of other great programs.

I have been listening while I knit. Three simple hats and a neckerchief, are complete, made from the hand spun yarn, Fuzzarelly Fiber ripped from the Handsome Shawl.

I gave one hat and the kerchief to Good Neighbor Nancy, to warm her in this Hateful Cold, and a hat to one of the future renters.(!) (Occupancy, first of March.)(Yay!) The last hat is for Nancy's little girl Autumn, who asked me nicely for a hat like Mommy's. Finished it this morning.

I also listened as I began plying some FF with silk. I can't remember the last time I spun and I have enjoyed doing this.

Yes, we have the Hateful Cold weather back with us for a few days. The forecasters don't know quite how much snow we will get tonight. It is coming up from the south but there is a north wind blowing at my house. They are hedging their bets, saying we will get 1 to 3 inches. I told Sweetie that I will let him start up the wood stove in the bedroom this weekend. If he tends the fire and totes the wood in from the shed. There are more moderate temperatures coming shortly.(Yay!)

The bunnies and chickens are doing well, although I haven't seen Wildy Brown or L'il Bit for over a week. I fear that they did not survive the last very cold snap. But Heizen, Haley, Smokey, Sparkle, the two Black Jacks, Chocolate Chip, and Steve are all still around, outside. I was able to capture one of the latest babies, a beautiful tan and white thing, and bring it inside to live with Nibbler. I haven't seen the other babies for awhile. It all makes me sad, the number of babies that come and go. I try to catch them and bring them in, so they can get big enough for outside, but they are wary and hard to corral. Inside, I also have one of the babies from October that a little blonde girl wanted so badly. Her grandma brought Blue Jean back to me over a month ago. She is grey and fuzzy, and is staying with the other two buns in the house.

I have made the decision to downsize my bunny herd, and maybe even give up my business. I am not sure if that last thing is just my depression talking, but I am considering it.

Sweetie and I are seriously talking about moving. The question is, to where?


Lady Euphoria Deathwatch said...

Hi Fuzzarelly,

Have you given any thought to the Northeast? Say the Wyoming Valley region? Just look for Wilkes-Barre PA in google earth. That is the nearest city to me. We have a little bit of everything, but right now mostly cold, I have to say.

I don't know about the job situation around here. But it could be looked into.

Hugs, Euphoria

k said...

You too? I was just scoping out Superior WI, even though I hate Superior (read cold, windblown lifeless. Can you tell I've been there a lot in winter?).
"What if this is as good as it gets?"
Oy, I think a lie-down is in order...

Knitting Linguist said...

The knitting sounds lovely! As for moving, somewhere with sun -- lots and lots of sun :)

Susan (and SmokeyBlue in spirit) said...

Cold is a fact of life in winter. Not hateful, just is. Time to spin, stay inside in the warmth if you don't have to go out to a daily job. What a luxury.

Look at all the nice knitting and spinning you just accomplished. YES!!! Look at it again.

and not to be a party pooper but someone once said, "Wherever you go, there you are."