Saturday, November 21, 2009

Lesson learned

I definately learned something.... I don't like spinning 100% bamboo! It is very slippery, therefore you have to pinch it off fairly hard to keep it from getting away from you, made my fingers hurt. And it got away from me quite often, which meant a lot of wheel rethreading. I finally got the 4 oz of singles spun up last night. I thought about Navajo plying it, then decided to try a center pull ball again. I knew I shouldn't do it when I did, but live & learn... I ended up with a huge tangled mess, frustrated & mad. My beautiful bamboo ended up in the trash. All I have to show for a week's worth of spinning effort is this one lonly little ball of yarn.....

It was a painful lesson, but I won't forget it any time soon. And I won't be purchasing any more 100% bamboo any time soon either.

Poor Jazzy had to make her yearly trip to the vet's office on Friday. There was no way I could get her in the carrier & take photos at the same time. It was quite the fur flying fight. And to add insult to injury I snapped this photo of her pittiful pouty face in the carrier after it was all over.

After much pittiful crying in the car we arrived at the vet office, where she behaved so sweetly. Making the frazzled, fur covered woman who brought her in look like a total nut case. The vet gave her a clean bill of health & said that if he hadn't looked at her chart first he would have never guessed that she was 9.5 years old. We saw a new vet working in our vet's office now, I really liked him. I don't think Jazzy was real impressed though. LOL
When we got home she had to inspect every inch of the house to make sure nothing had changed. And she fussed at me the whole time. I guess she was telling me that she wasn't happy about our little trip. :)

She is back to her normal self now & doesn't seem to be holding a grudge against me for the whole episode.

In other news.... with Thanksgiving coming up, I treated myself to a little Thanksgiving present. We are having a big sale at work where we use the points we accumulated through the year to get 50% off gift items, I got this:

Those of you who know me, know how much I love to cook. NOT! So, I thought maybe, just maybe wearing this cute apron would make it more fun when I do have to cook. And since I'll be cooking quite a bit on Wednesday & Thursday it made sense to buy my little treat now. I got the last one of the "Queen of Fabulousness" aprons, because hey - I am Fabulous right? LOL, but we have more HERE if you are interested in checking them out.

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!


Grace said...

the bamboo is nice even if it was hard work my husband should get the apron that says King of Fabulousness since he is the cook!!!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving

Bubblesknits said...

I've tried bamboo before, too. I gave up after the 5th or 6th time of it flying out of my hands. Yours looks awesome, though, so you did something right! :-)

Give Jazzy some love for me. Mean mama making her go to the vet. ;-)

monnibo said...

Aww poor Jazzy. Henry is quite the same about getting in the carrier, and crying in the car. But he then cowers at the vet and tries to hide (by snuggling into me). I'm glad Jasmine isn't holding a grudge.

Odd that bamboo is nice to knit with... too bad it sucks to spin.

Channon said...

What a pretty, shiny little sample you have to remind you of the effort and trouble...

Poor Jaz. What a life she suffers with you - NOT! I'm glad she got a clean bill of health.

Love the apron. You'll have to report back and let us know if it works!

gaylen said...

That is pretty yarn and the story just sent me 2 steps back from the edge of desire. :D

Love apron. Beau tries to hide behind me at the vet - at least Jazzy behaves once she gets there!


NH Knitting Mama said...

Anita, that little bamboo ball is gorgeous! Love the apron, too. Fun!