This has been an interesting week, with a family medical emergency (all is well) and office medical emergency (all is well) resulting in nervous chocolate eating and tea drinking.
All week Smith has been nervously watching his garden and caring for his soon to be planted tomatoes and peppers. The weather has been less than cooperative. He also babies this strawberry plant (in a hanging pot on the patio) and, from the looks of it, he will soon be rewarded with fruits of his labor (if I don't get there first).
Cormo/alpaca/silk from Fiberfox Fiber
My poor wheels, Emmylou and Corrina, have been neglected too long. Once again, Cookie's Team CrankyPants will be part of this years Tour de Fleece and, because a ton of fiber is hidden in this house, I think I'll join. I will be realistic about my capabilities and commit to one full ounce. Seriously.
The lilac sugar may be a bust, as after finding this recipe, I realized my flower to sugar ratio was way off. The moisture from the petals has made the sugar clump, but I will continue to shake the bottles daily as suggested. The jury is out.