Friday, January 18, 2008

Two Big Thank Yous and my Spinning of the Week

First, a huge thank you to all of you who left a comment or wrote me about choosing a wheel. I have decided not to get a Babe; to be patient and wait for the Right Wheel to come along. I am good at this, having done it with a husband, and I must say that I think I will have a lot more fun waiting for the Right Wheel than I did waiting for the Right Man. Because not only do I have the Right Man to keep me company meanwhile, I also have a nice collection of spindles.

Also, a big thank you to Theresa who nominated me for a blog award..... "You Make My Day". This is my first award, and I am so pleased and touched by it. I am having a little trouble coming up with 10 blogs to pass it on to... mostly cause my brain is wired so strangely. It is the same trouble I have with inviting people to my house. Maybe they do not want to come? Maybe they will wish I hadn't? So if I find the gumption, I will be passing it along to those of you who make my day with your blogs.

The first weaving on my (new!!) triangle loom echoes the colors of the winter sky in the picture above, and some pastel greens to dream of spring. I have been spinning up madly for it this week. Baby llama roving from Susan's Spinning Bunny, some cormo-kid mohair that I blended myself, and delaine merino-tencel blend from Crosspatch Creations. All lusciously soft. I am so glad that I got the fine sett loom (3/8 inch) as I am having trouble enough spinning thickly for it. These yarns could be a bit thicker, but I think it will be okay once they are off the loom. I haven't finished them yet, and after a bit of fulling, they should plump up nicely.

....and here is the spot where my Lincoln cops are piling up, waiting to be plied into a three stranded rug yarn.


Carissa said...

The shawl looks like it will be beautiful! And I love the happy colors in the pile of Lincoln cops!

cyndy said...

The shawl looks lovely!

You can also carry two strands if you want to make the sett appear closer....