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Thursday, March 14, 2013

March 14, 2013


Indulge me while I whine, just a little.  This was the view from my studio window at around 5:30 this afternoon.  Yes, it's March.  Almost half way through March, in fact.  And not only is there still a huge stack of snow on the ground, more fell today.  And continues to fall tonight.  It is supposed to stop - or at least diminish somewhat and become light flurries - but what it all means is that the drive to Fort St. John is going to be 'interesting'.  So interesting that the group up north offered to postpone the workshop.  Instead Doug agreed to do the driving - he's much more experienced at winter driving conditions than I am - and my hostess extended her offer of hospitality to him as well.  So we will head off in the morning - not too early, in hopes that the snow ploughs will have had time to do their job and clear the road north.

I would have postponed except that the weather forecast is for on again, off again snowfall.   It is supposed to continue for the next 14 days, and in fact get worse as temperatures rise and the snow turns into freezing rain....

Most of the day was spent on personal errands and business administrivia.  I ordered care tags from Staples as I was completely out, with inventory sitting needing tags.  I'm not thrilled with them but they were cheap and quick - they should be ready by next week.  Unfortunately they may look cheap so I may take the time to talk to one of the local printers and see if I can get somewhat nicer looking tags for the scarves.  The 'cheap' tags can go onto the placemats and maybe the towels.  Or not.  I may just keep them in reserve for times like now when I'm entirely out.

I did manage to wind the next sample warp for A Good Yarn:  Linen and Hemp.  Another linen warp which will have a weft of two ply slightly slubby yarn made up of one ply cotton, one linen.  The intended purpose of the cloth is for placemats, which I think this combination will work well for.



Here is the first half of the warp wound and waiting for the second half which I just managed to complete before dinner.  It is ready to go into the loom as soon as I get home next week.

Now, however, it's bedtime and I need to finish packing....

4 comments:

Kerstin på Spinnhuset said...

Snow shoveling (sp?) can do wonders for your bp! (Ask me how I know...) Likewise, slippery driving can do wonders for your sleep - after having been petrified for hours, you sleep like a baby (maybe)

Have fun!

Rhonda from Baddeck said...

Safe travels. I'm glad Doug is going with you - that will relieve a LOT of stress for you. Not to mention the additional help lifting and carrying!

Laura Fry said...

Yes, exercise seems to be the best 'medicine' in terms of my bp. Stress brings it up again, tho. :(

And I'm very happy Doug will do the driving and lifting/toting! My back is much improved but still not quite 'right'. Getting old is not for sissies!

cheers,
Laura

Sandra Rude said...

Wish you could head south instead, and enjoy some of our early Spring weather! Sending vicarious sunshine...