All I can say at the moment is Thank Goddess It’s Friday!! I am so tired today it’s not funny, given half the chance I would drop everything just to go curl back up in bed and snuggle on down under the doona. Wouldn’t be a good idea though now seeing as it’s just gone 3:30pm…if I went and had a sleep now I won’t get any sleep tonight and I need to get some sleep as I have to be up really early again tomorrow morning as Loki and I are off to Melbourne this time….yes we’re still on the great Ute hunt.
Here’s hoping this Saturday will be a bit more successful than the past few Saturdays when we headed to Bendigo and Ballarat. Both those two were private sales through carsales.com.au for Holden Commodore Utes and unfortunately both those two (crappodore – sorry I’m not a holden fan what so ever) Utes turned out not to have a Roadworthy Certificate (RWC) and both had a lot of work needing to be done to them before a RWC could be given for them. This time however we’re travelling to Melbourne to a Car Dealership called West Side Bay (I think don’t quote me on that being 100% correct) to look at a Holden (gag) Rodeo, 4WD Ute. And unlike with the two private sales for the price the dealer is asking the Rodeo comes with a recent Mechanics Report and RWC so if Loki likes what he sees and if it runs well during the test drive it bye-bye Brutus II – his current Ford (yay) Falcon Ute – as a trade in and we’ll be driving home in the Rodeo. Will let you know how it all goes Sunday sometime anyway. 😀
It’s actually a long weekend here in Victoria this weekend so even though we have a BUSY day tomorrow going to Melbourne and back (pretty much a 9 hour round trip) I’m actually looking forward to my Sunday and very much so the Monday (which I’ll get to in a moment). By the time I decide I really MUST get out of bed Sunday morning…okay when I get sick of Master Binx laying on my chest with his nose millimeters from mine and purring as loud as he can whilst kneading me and get out of bed to feed him… Loki and I will have a little time together before he has to head off to the Blue Ribbon Speedway as part of the regular SES crew that go for safety each race meet.
So I’ll have the house to myself. And what to do with myself…..well I have an order for a Baby Blanket through my Facebook Business Page Phoenixphyre Dreams and I’ve just been yarn shopping with my friend Tan and got 5 different shades of blue to play with.
I’m planning on a rug made up of 5 different sized squares using the different shades. I’ve even labeled the sizes of the squares according to the amount of rounds used to create them, e.g 2 rounds is a 2, 4 rounds a 4, 6 rounds a 6, you get the idea. So with the playing around on some graph paper I have left over from my highschool maths days (yep scary old paper) and worked out I am going to need to make the following:
Size 2 – 30 squares in colour 1 (4 squares made so far)
Size 4 – 52 squares in colours 1 and 2
Size 6 – 20 squares in colours 1,2 and 3
Size 8 – 18 squares in colours 1,2,3 and 4
Size 10 – 2 squares in colours 1,2,3,4 and 5
I haven’t been able to get a photo of the 5 shades of blue as of yet as my camera is flat and my phone is currently on charge, so you’ll have to wait my dears till I do a project update photo.
So that’s Sunday taken care of. Which leaves me to Monday, which I am rather excited about. It all has to do with my most recent purchase yesterday:
(Yeah I did play around with the snapbucket features on my phone with this photo before uploading it for here.) Isn’t it fantastic, it’s called a Victorian Upright spinning-wheel and I bought it from a lovely person in the community called Pimpinio which is about 15 minutes drive from Horsham heading towards the South Australian Boarder. It was her grandmothers but sadly neither she or her siblings can spin or were interested in spinning so she sold it to me pretty much for the price of fuel only as she wanted it to go to someone who would appreciate it and use it instead of it sitting in a shed which is where it had been for the past 30 years.
So I was the proud owner of this gorgeous spinning wheel with out a CLUE how it worked let alone how to turn a fleece into some gorgeous handspun yarn. So yesterday afternoon after Jenny dropped the wheel off, was spent on the phone, first to the amazing craft place I know of called The Makers Gallery as they are run by the Arts Council here in Horsham and they’re definitely the people to contact if you have any enquiries about anything crafty. It was through there they put me in touch with an amazingly eccentric lady called Val. Well in about 5 mins on the phone, she turned up on my door step armed with wood oil and some fleece to look my new wheel over. Half an hour later I found out the wheel I was now the proud owner of was the Victorian Upright wheel, it was in perfect working order be it a bit stiff from the years sitting in the shed and was only missing the guide for the fleece but no to worry as she had several spare parts back at the studio and she was 100% certain one of them would fit and we’d get it working. *happy dance* And I was signed up to be a new member of the Horsham Spinners and Weavers group!
So with head spinning all that leads to Monday (finally), I’ll be getting Loki to drop me off at the Studio around 10:30am and then for a few hours Monday I’ll be getting my 1st spinning lesson. I’m so excited, as through the group I will also be learning to dye fleece and hand spun yarn as well as felting and weaving my hand spun if I’m interested. I can’t wait! So I will let you know how that all goes.
I must head off for now and try to make some more squares now before Loki comes home and we have to head to do the fortnight’s shopping. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend be it 2 or 3 days.
Hugs to you all
Dez and Binx