Larkspur’s late birthday chicks arrived last week and they are happily living in my bathtub now. I had sworn that we would set up a brooder somewhere else this year, not wanting chicks and their accompanying mess in my bathroom, but convenience won out. For about two weeks I do enjoy having them there. I am mesmerized by chicks and could sit and watch them for hours. But once they turn into stinky, partially feathered, teenager chicks, I’m ready for them to move somewhere else.
I finished Larkspur’s Quill hat. I enjoyed knitting it, and she has been wearing it ever since. I think the pattern suits her well. Oh! And I finished listening to Middlemarch, all 34 hours of it. I loved it! I’m going really big with my next audiobook. It’s 60 hours long! Guess what it is! Your clue is that it is fiction and considered a classic. I’m already struggling to find time to listen and wondering how in the world I got through Middlemarch.
My girls and I are listening to Johnny Tremain in the car. I don’t know what is wrong with my brain, but this must be the third time I’ve read or listened to it, and beyond the burn on Johnny’s hand, it’s like a brand new story! It’s such a good one, and I definitely prefer it as an audiobook to a read aloud.
My baby brother Dan and his wife, Ruth, are coming for a visit tomorrow. I haven’t seen them since their wedding over three years ago, so I’m pretty excited! Of course, I should have spent the day cleaning but instead, I worked on all sorts of other things. I am not a huge procrastinator except when it comes to housework. Good thing I have a team to help me.
p.s. I have been pretty focused on getting my shop well stocked with playsilks (there are even more listed now than last time I mentioned them) but I will be having a shop update in the next couple of weeks with other things such as a few shawl kits (this shawl) along with scarves and swaddles. I’ll give you some notice before I list everything. I’ve been getting lots of messages about scarves, and I hope to have a good many. I also picked up a batch of Clun Forest yarn from a farm about an hour from my house last week, and am hoping to get started dyeing it soon! I’m very excited about it!