Happy Holiday Weekend Sunday Everybody! Isn't is awesome when you wake up on Sunday and it's not the last day of the weekend! What a great feeling. :)
So - I didn't post for Saturday Sky yesterday. But I DID take the picture. So SORRY if I worried anyone by not posting after the news of papers possibly being served, etc. I was busy with my husband at home all day (for a change!), dyeing yarn, knitting a bit, making yarn balls (obviously necessary if you're knitting with your handspun or dyed), taking care of babies, and reskeining yarn. I did a LOT of reskeining yesterday. If y'all don't know, I reskein every bit of yarn I dye by hand. Not with a swift - not with a skein winder - with my arm going around and around and around. I've been wanting to save up for a couple of skein winders but it's so easy to use my yarn dyeing money for other things (like buying yarn for myself! hehe) so I don't have them yet. Anyway, I spent several hours reskeining yarn yesterday and I'm not even finished!
Without further adieu (huh? isn't that French for "goodbye"?)... maybe it's ado?..., here's the Saturday Sky from yesterday. If you were a morning glory vine on my fence this is how the morning sky would look to you. :)
I planted these seeds late - as in 4th of July weekend or something? - so they don't have any flowers yet. I do think I've seen some tiny flower buds starting so hopefully we'll get some pretty blue flower pictures before the weather gets cold.
I mentioned doing some yarn dyeing - here it is! The Sunday Surprise is that I have two skeins of yarn for sale - one skein of merino sock yarn and one skein of.... laceweight merino! Yes! Laceweight! People - this skein of laceweight merino is the first skein of yarn I've dyed that is VERY DIFFICULT for me to put up for sale because I think it's so beautiful.
Both skeins are in a new colorway - GRANDMOTHER'S LILACS. The colorway was inspired by my friend Amy of Sea Anemone Knits who really liked the roving I started my spindle bag with - she said it reminded her of her Grandmother's Lilacs. After telling me a few sentimental stories of her childhood in an email I just could not resist creating this colorway. And I am completely in love with it. I would like to drop every project on the needles right now and start a shawl immediately with this laceweight yarn and if I could slow down long enough I'd make a pair of socks to match. It's just breathtaking to me.
Both skeins of yarn are for sale on my blog only until Tuesday morning. Whatever remains will be listed in the Sugar Bunny Blvd etsy shop on Tuesday morning. Each skein is $20 plus $2 shipping to the US or $7 shipping to Canada. If you are interested in either skein (or both) send me an email or leave a comment. :)
EYE CANDY FRIDAY EXTRAS!
How in the world, after doing it LAST week, could I possibly forget pictures of pretty girls for Eye Candy Friday??? It's crazy. Crazy to imagine that I could forget something as critically important as that. So here ya go - my ECF Extras. :)
Yesterday morning while I was taking Saturday Sky photos Emeline wanted to come outside and join me but didn't like getting her feet dirty - so odd because she typically doesn't notice.
From what we can tell, Lila Pearl will be as crazy about books as Emeline is. This one seems to be her favorite right now. It was a birthday gift to Emeline from Miss L but Lila has claimed it as hers. She will pick it out of a stack of books - I guess because it's the one she likes the best!
Regarding the children - as of yesterday afternoon they couldn't tell if their dad had been served papers yet or not. Our attorney won't hear from the process server until the next business day after service has been done so the soonest we will hear something is Tuesday (Monday is a US holiday). The documents make it clear that the children know about this legal action and have been keeping it secret, so it's possible that he is choosing not to let them know since they're probably watching for a response/reaction from him and stepmother. Benny and Katie are old enough to sign a statement of their preference of what parent should choose where they live and that has been filed with the court along with the petition. I am staying in pretty close contact with the kids - at least talking to them every other day - so if there's anything to worry about they'll find a way to let me know. They all have my phone number and address memorized so they can contact me if they need to. Unless we get some other information during the weekend we'll just be waiting to hear from the attorney that papers have been served.
Have a great holiday weekend! :)