Sorry I haven't updated in the last few days...whenever I've had any spare time at home, I have been out working in the garden. We have been manually weeding all the beds, and when I post pictures of how big the garden is, you will wonder how we are still alive (I'm wondering right now). And of course it has been in the upper 80's/lower 90's the last few days, tomorrow is expected to be more of the same. We don't have everything done yet, but we have enough done for the things that really need to be planted tomorrow. The rest of it will happen gradually over the next couple weeks.
Here is a photo of the cats, just before we headed out to the garden at 6:30 this morning:
I also somehow managed to get the iPod holder done. However, I'm having some difficulty felting it. Here it is pre-felting (attempt).
Actually, my iPod looks proportionately smaller in the photo than it really is, so don't think I've gone TOO crazy. Anyway, the pattern says to felt it in a 4-cup Pyrex, using water as hot as you can stand, and slosh it around until it's nicely felted, which should take about 15 minutes.
So, here it is. I used boiling water, and sloshed for 25 minutes, but it still looks pretty much the same except wet. So, the plan tomorrow is to try it again but use my stand mixer instead of trying to do it manually.
Oh, and I sent my first SP package out today. Yes, I know it's Sunday. I went to the automated package sending machine - specifically did it today because I knew no one else would be there. I hate going to the post office, but that machine kicks ass.