Thursday, May 25, 2006

Ok...I finally did it...

I finally did it...I turned on the air conditioner. I realized it's not all that warm outside BUT the one thing about my house is that I have no attic meaning the upstairs is like an attic. There can sometimes be a big difference between the first floor and the second floor only because of the lack of an attic. The house looks like a little victorian and is way different from any other house on the block...built we think in the 1920's.....I just love it! There must be something about older things that I like. For instance, I've been investigating and reading up on spinning yarn with a drop spindle. I think that is fascinating. I even found a site in which you could make your own drop spindle. Though I found a yarn store about a half hour from my house and I'm wondering if these yarn stores have wool for spinning and/or the drop spindles. I've never actually been in a yarn store. I've only gone to stores like JoAnns, etc... that sell yarn in addtion to other crafts and fabrics. I think I'm going try and have sweetie man take me over to this store. I'm not sure where it is, so being as I don't like to get lost while I'm driving, I'll take him along. He can drive and I'll "NAG-ivate" as he calls it. If anyone has any suggestions or has tried the drop spindle technique or knows any good sites to purchase the wool, let me know. I'd love to hear about it.
Okay...been spending alot of time outside since the weather is so nice, just sitting on my porch knitting/crocheting or reading. Karen asked me if the noise bothers me in the area. No....I sit in the evening and actually enjoy watching the cars go up and down my somewhat busy street. I think since I grew up with the noise, I actually have come to welcome it. I hear boats on the riever and trains blowing horns in the middle of the night and it's so peaceful. Plus we have a number of churches within walking distance that ring their bells sometimes playing a song. I'm so close to my new neighbors, that when they are out on their porch, I can still sit on my swing and talk with them. That's not to say I don't enjoy the quiet......when we go to Michigan and visit, the peacefulness is beautiful. So, I guess I like both...hey, I'm not difficult to get along with.
So, till tomorrow and the almost start of a long holiday weekend (and the weekend my sweetie man returns home....HOORAY!!!!)....tootle-lu!!!

8 Comments:

Coleen said...

Wow... your first trip to an actual yarn store.. that's pretty exciting! You'll never want to go back to the big box craft stores again!

I just got a drop spindle at MS&W, but I haven't learned how to use it yet. But I've got a nearby spinner friend who has promised to teach me.

Have a great weekend!

Brandy said...

When I went to the yarn store. I was so confused and I couldnt make up my mind on what I wanted to buy. It was beautiful though. Getting ready to go to one up in Rockford here really soon. Have a great weekend with the sweetie man.

Dipsy D. said...

Oh, lucky you for being able to turn on the air conditioning - here I'm still close to turning on the heating! :( Do have a great weekend with your sweetie!

Christy said...

I LOVE the sounds of a moving train, especially at night. I tend to enjoy older houses too, something so unique about them!

trek said...

I saw your comment on As the Yarn Turns - a sock bag, as defined by me, the maker, is a small bag that holds sock yarn and the sock in progress and needles and may or may not hang on the wrist for portable knitting. Mine do fit and are light enough for knitting and walking - but get even more use out of them for keeping sock projects separate in my larger project tote.

Come by my blog to take a look.

Courtney said...

Ok you have me HOOKED I am moving in! It sounds so nice where you are at. I love the river and trains and all the noise! Even though I grew up on a farm in the middle of no where. I still like all of it. I think in my past life I was a city gal! Who knows! LOL Can not help with the spindle thing sorry!

old lady said...

spindle knowledge: zilch.

But I love the sound of the trains, too.

And Yarn store?!?! OMG! I'm excited for you!

Courtney said...

Sweetie man should be home today whoooo hoooo for you! You go girl!