Sunday, May 04, 2008

New goodies

It's been an exciting week of spinning related deliveries. First, I ordered a couple of books for the ol' spinning library. Spinning in Color came highly recommended by Bonny, since I am very interested in learning to card and blend my own color combinations. I also invested in the "Bible" of hand spinning - The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning.

ANNNND . . . the rest of the parts of the spinning wheel arrived this week. Now that I have the jumbo flyer and a REAL lazy Kate, plying will go much easier. Also pictured is the high speed flyer, which I'm hoping will come in handy in the future, when I join the ranks of elite lace weight spinners.

Also delivered today were some wonderful wool batts that Bonny carded up for me. It was a mixture of pale blue and green locks she had dyed herself. I forgot to ask what the breed was, so I'll have to figure that out before I start blogging about processing all that gorgeous, cloudy, soft goodness. All I know is it is light and fluffy as a dream and the variation between the blue and green should make it fascinating to spin.

Alas, the poor spinning wheel has been a bit neglected this week. I'm still finishing up some end of year gifts for various teachers, which was a higher priority. However, the spinning wheel will see some action this week, in preparation for Shepherd's Harvest. Gotta empty all those bobbins just in case I need them for my beginning spinning class. WOOT!

I'm planning on meeting Tonyia for lunch on Saturday. Any other blogger buddies want to meet us? Let me know and we'll make plans to get together. Can you spell "ANTICIPATION?"


trek said...

Oooh! Pretty fiber.
Nice new toys.

Guinifer said...

I never realized her name was Tonyia - I've just been reading her blog - and occasionally commenting for the last year or so! So will you ever knit again? (hehehe)

Ellen said...

Stop by the MKG table 11 -1 p.m. - I'll give you some of my Kettle Korn!

Sheepish Annie said...

Oh my! Look at the pretty color! I really need to spin something. I meant to this weekend. Not sure what happened there...