I saw this recipe today for lotion bars and made some. I used 1 part cocoa butter, 1 part macadamia nut oil, and 1 part beeswax. I didn’t scent them because the kids loved the chocolate scent from the cocoa butter. My hands get so dry in the winter and crack so I am always making things to keep them in good shape. I can’t spin silk if my hands aren’t smooth. The silk snags if I try to.
I am going to try to finish some projects (I know I say this all the time). I am really in the mood for spinning on a supported spindle and I think I am going to work on my project on my Tabachek Russian style spindle and the Merino/yak from Spunky Eclectic that I was spinning. I was carding the top into punis which are tiny rolags that are a bit tighter than rolags. I find the punis easier to draft one-handed from. I haven’t got to it yet but I hope to after I make my pizza and eat it. I have the dough rising right now and will start grating the cheese. I have been listening to a dramatised version The Hobbit from Audible. I have read the book and am enjoying the dramatised version. So my Saturday night plans are spinning listening to that. How awesome is that? I was spinning on my CPW last night. I have been spinning on my Mazurka for a while and the extra 10 inches in the drive wheel size is an adjustment. I hope to finish the BFL I am doing on that. It is a number of green dyed by Briar Rose Fibers. It has been in my stash a long time.
Next weekend I head in for a shopping trip and plan to get some things for starting garden plants. I am excited to see how that goes. If it doesn’t work out then I will just buy a bunch of bedding plants off the greenhouse again. I hope to watch my natural dyeing dvds before I go in so I have a better idea as to what I should be doing.
Life is awesome. I hope yours is too.