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Tuesday, September 27, 2005
I've been remiss in mentioning some great new things from this summer. I always seem to have some other meaningless thing to blather on about. Today's blather isn't much different than the usual blather except that I have stuff to show off.
No, I'm not going over all the stash acquisitions from this summer. I don't need to embarass myself in that way. I swear I got good deals on it all - but "wool pig" wouldn't even cover it. I'm not sure what name I'd deserve if I showed it all. Let's just say, I don't need to find out what that name might be.
First up is from Bosworth
Ain't she a beaut?
It's a moosie spindle. That's moose antler. Yup, a whorl made of moose antler. I've wanted one of these ever since they were made available last year. It has a seriously great feel to it but have spun very little on it. I had no idea that this huge belly would make spindling so hard. I have no lap and that should have been my first hint. 6 days.
The other great acquisition is from Knit Pixie.
The big mass is silk roving. Pretty pretty stuff. It's nice to spin too. I also got some handpainted sock yarn and some grey yarn that needs to be a scarf. Yes a scarf!
Oh and now that we're on the subject of scarves....
Susan reminded of Lucy's Diamonds. What makes this scarf really special is the color of the handspun. I think I have my work cut out for me if I want to make this. Actually I think what would work great is making the scarf in white and then dying it afterwards. Who knows? We'll see what I can come up with.
The last scarf I have for you today is The Falling in Love Scarf from Fiber Trends. I was reminded that my MIL likes hearts ore than leaves so I may be giving the last branching out scarf to someone else and making my MIL this one in some blue Silky Wool.
You won't hear from me for a day or 2. Don't worry or think that something has happened. Although if there is any sense of mercy out there "something" will happen. I've just got all kinds of hospital pre-testing hoops to jump through tomorrow. I'll be busy and away from the computer. I'm sure I'll be waiting and knitting, knitting and waiting for most of my day.