I just completed my first knitted prayer shawl! I used the "trinity stitch" from the prayer shawl ministry's website and I'm very pleased at how it turned out. I got an owl shaped shawl pin to go with it and it completed the project perfectly.
Speaking of angora, my German angora, Licorice donated enough angora fur for me to spin up 112 yds of 2-ply yarn. I plied it with grey and white alpaca for the following look. It's now drying on the back of my craft room door with a can of enchilada sauce in the bottom for weight. :)
Well tomorrow I will try soap all by myself (hopefully anyway). Jeff finished my soap molds. They're a bit on the small side so I'll start with a small batch of soap and go from there. :)
It's a dreary day here at the Nest. The weather is just blah! and cold. Daisy and Qwynn woke Jeff and I up this morning with a parrot duet of "You Are My Sunshine" and it was all I could do not to laugh out loud in delight. However, one peep out of me would have ended the whole serenade so I had to laugh quietly and wait for them to finish singing on their own. It was adorable. Daisy has a "thing" for music. She loves singing and whistling melodies. Qwynn, as an African Grey parrot, is excellent at imitating human speech and using words to get what she wants. The whole music thing is new to her but she seems to enjoy sharing it with Daisy. Daisy is learning straight speech from Qwynn so it's a share and share alike program at my house! The Nestlings have all been very well behaved today while I've spun and knit and just relaxed on Sabbath. We were supposed to go to church this morning but Jeff ended up with a stomach bug so we stayed home. He's been rather subdued all day not feeling well so it's good the birds have been pretty quiet. Enough for now I suppose. I have alpaca to soothe me and tomorrow is Sunday = chore day so I'm going to go enjoy what's left of my day of rest. :)