Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Monday, June 14, 2004
Some of you may be wanting to change your votes on the poll to suggesting I finish something for the fabulous husbeast.
He not only took me to the Fiber frolic in Windsor Maine yesterday, but he bought me fleeces. Did you notice the “s” on the end there? Two of them.
This is a grey and tan 7.5 pound Corriedale fleece.Very little debri and skirted well. I can't wait to get to preparing this one.I've actually promised husbeast a sweater from this one. I should finish the other one first.
This is a really dark brown 2 pound Shetland lamb’s fleece from a farm that I found out is just up the road apiece. Just so you know, in Mainers terms “up the road apiece” could be a five minute walk or a 30 minute drive. This has little debris and the locks are just gorgeous but its hard to show in a flash photo. You'll have to take my word for it. I plan to spin this one in the grease.
But the husbeast didn’t stop there. Yes folks, this man is full of presents and he’s all mine. Those are just what they look like. The kitty Maryjanes I’ve been wanting forever and a day.
Now that I’ve given husbeast his due, I need to take mine. There was a contest for most unique drop spindle. There was a whopping four of us in the contest and I took home 2nd place for my little pottery spindle. The winner was a carved and dried orange. It was better than it sounds. Eventually there may be something up on the website about the contest as someone took a ton of photos. I forgot my camera at home. Doh!
That’s my spindle and my prize, a signed copy of the sweater workshop. I’ve only taken a quick look at it, but it seems like a fabulous book. It seems like one of those books I may be looking to when I’m designing something or need a little bit of good advice.
For those of you into spinning did you notice the spindle on the cover of the latest Spin off Magazine? It’s a stained glass spindle. Its gorgeous in real life. Its light and looks like it’s a dream to spin. Its made by Sue Foster. Go check it out if you have time. It is so pretty and Sue seemed like a cool lady. She even gave me tips on making a better pottery spindle so maybe I’ll be making a couple more.
Oh, I almost forgot. Husbeast entertained little cranky M so I could shop, look and spindle. It was nice. He kept telling me I could keep looking and doing what I want that he’d take care of miss cranky pants. Boy was she cranky after the sheep dog show. I felt for him so we didn’t stay long after that. He just brought me a cup of coffee as I'm sitting here typing this. I think I’m being spoiled but don’t tell him that.
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