Friday, February 19, 2010

Symphony Spinning Wheel

Let me show off my grandkids first! First up is Averie looking cute in his Tiger hat and mittens.

Then there is Mr.Aiden looking dashing in his jaunty Hat! (See how he poses!)

Then there is Ms.Addi in her fairy outfit... I do believe in Fairies, I do, I do! With cute toes!

Then there is Bessie...My new Kromski Symphony spinning wheel! Isn't she just grand! Ahhhh, double drive! I love it! The pull in is so gentle, and it's spins so fast that I was able to mange....

thread weight singles. LOOK at this....finer than frog hair! Yes, that's the Montadale fleece I just got in. I have 2 fleeces washed up now, and 2 to go. This is spun up from some hand carded rollrags I sat and made during the snow storm we were hit with last week. I plan to finish up this bobbin and navajo ply it. I have some merino/angora that I'd bought with the intentions of breaking in this wheel, and I'm itching to get 'er done! The angora/merino is the ultimate in soft!
I was turned onto some cream colored alpaca too. I'm thinking of doing a mobius scarf with both.
I can't wait!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Lagging Behind!

Ok, Ok...I've been slacking off. I admit it! But seriously...2 toddlers running full blast through your house tends to dampen the creative spirit. I think that they are secretly gremlins or at least part gremlin. I have proof....for the past 2 weeks I've been battling stopped up toilets. One toilet had a sample bottle of shampoo down it. (It took a plumbers snake and plunger to retrieve it...that and a few choice words.) The other toilet....I just don't have a clue. Yeah...I'm going to have to call a plumber out...sigh.
On the brighter note....Look, new Fleece! I went to a spinning group and a new friend turned me onto her fleece source! The White is Columbian, the Chocolate is Montadale, and the grey is Montedale. LOOK....Look really close! NO VM!!! That's right, almost's miniscule.
These were coated fleece and so clean, they only needed one wash and 2 rinses to come totally clean! (Mind you, I've only done up a very small amount...there's almost 20lbs of fleece to go!) Hey...I'm in Heaven! This stuff is extra sproingy and will make the most incredible sock yarn every! Stay tuned!