One of the best things about a blog is that you don't have to talk about anything that you don't want to! I want to talk about what has come into my house recently. Actually it is more of what The Big Texan has put together for me! He has been working on some sock blockers and darning eggs.
They are really pretty! Take a look!
Here are the darning eggs, they are made out of Bolivian Rosewood. He sands them by hand and become so smooth that they become almost soft. They are very dark , so the picture doesn't do them justice. But you can see some of the fine grain in the wood.
Here are the sock blockers. He has made about 6 pair. He is talking to the LYS about selling them on consignment.
I love mine!
Last Saturday, while I was out with my friends, he was at home, slaving away - unbeknownst to me - putting THIS together!
It is a cherry stained, Ashford Traveler! I don't know how to use it, and I don't know what to do. But I have friends who know how to spin and they are willing to teach me. I don't know what I have gotten myself into!
The Big Texan is happy because roving is cheaper than yarn and the roving he got for me will have to be dyed. So I should keep out of the yarns stores! I will be too busy getting the fleece to become yarn that I won't need to buy any more yarn for a while! I don't think that is the real reason, but that is what he says! He is trying to help me with my Fiber Appreciation, because it isn't really yarn! Isn't he funny?
Oh and just to prove I can talk about anything I want!
Here is a picture that Navy Nuke sent me!
Yup, it is a hamburger.
He made this the other night and called me! Why? Because it is sitting on a large dinner plate and it is about 8" across! He said it took up most of his big frying pan! Why did he want a burger that big? Because he could. He is too funny. I love that he calls me and tells me silly things like this. It keeps us close and involved in each others lives.
Army Guy and I had a super talk the other night about moral standards and personal expectations. These guys are soo cool. They have some pretty awesome opinions!
When Marine Man gets home, I know we will have some talks like that too. He is always up for an intellectual debate.
I miss all the guys since they have moved off, but they are wonderful about keeping all the lines of communication open so that we still feel close.
I love you guys!
Betty Boop is making a memory book for Marine Man - so that he can look through it and think of all of us while he is on the other side of the world. She misses all of them - but she talks to them as much or more than I get to talk to them. They call her at different times than they call me or The Big Texan.
Family doesn't have to live close together to be close, thank heaven!