Snow is in the air right now, but thankfully I am at home relaxing. I thought it was spring, but apparently I was wrong. I took today off of work and am so glad I did. The smell of nutmeg and cinnamon from a cooling carrot cake fills the air. My hard boiled eggs are cooling in the sink. I look forward to brightly coloring them later.
Maggie lies on her pillow next to me, looking up every once in a while to make sure I haven't left her. I'm currently reading The Loved Dog. Tamar speaks about the difference between being loved by your dog and being connected with your dog. Being connected is superior. One test of this is to go walking with your dog and another adult. As they walk along, lag back and hide. See if your dog notices that you've left their side and comes to find you. Now I haven't read so far as to why it is so much more important to be connected, but I can hypothesize that the dog will be better behaved.
Now that I've finished the baby blanket, I've started a new batch of spinning. I'm currently spinning a bag of Bluefaced Leicester. I'm enjoying it so much more than the alpaca. I now wish I would've saved the alpaca for later, when I'm more skilled at spinning. I'm trying to spin this at a lighter weight than what I've done before. This way I may actually end up with enough yarn for a baby project.
I'm moving along on my Shetland Triangle shawl. The slight variances in the pink dye are beautiful to examine. I should be able to finish this in a week or two if I stay on task.
Have a Happy Easter!