Sunday, April 05, 2009

Spinning and Geckos!

So I guess J thought the side table where the old smaller fish tank used to be looked a bit empty, so he went out and got a pair of Satanic Leaf-Tailed Geckos!
(He'd wanted them for a while, he just found a great deal). We set up the tank last week, and he drove to NY to get them yesterday. They are so cute and tiny!
Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko!

Here's a full body picture (not our gecko, just an example of what their tail looks like)

They eat crickets, which I'm not too happy about keeping, but the new Cricket Keepers they have now seem to make it easier.

Also working on some new yarn! This is some overdyed brown BFL that I got at last year's MDSW from Gale's Art
It's going to be a traditional 3-ply fingering weight, probably for socks.


I'm slowly but surely collecting the equipment and supplies to dye some yarn and fiber. I need to get a table to put in my spare room to work on though! I could try it in the kitchen, but there's really not enough space.

I went to the library today and got out Deb Menz's book "Color in Spinning", and it the BEST book about color with regard to fiber that I have found!

Also reading Lisa Lloyd's "A Fine Fleece: Knitting with Handspun Yarns", which is much more informative than I thought it would be, and has some great traditional sweater patterns!

Also very much enjoying