Call me crazy

I know I've been quiet on the blog front. We've been very busy re-doing our office at home. We spend most of our time in this room, it's a large room, as it takes up the whole end of the house and it overlooks the farm, so has a nice view as well. We have it split up sort of in half, his side, my side kind of thing. After 9 years we realized that we weren't making the best use of the space, the middle of the room was basically unused. So we decided to rearrange and get some built in bookshelves installed. Let me tell you, this feels like we're moving. It's been hard work and taken quite a bit of time. We've also had to pack books and move them to another room, yep, just like moving. The good thing is that I'm going to have a knitting corner on my side once this is complete. The installer comes tomorrow, then there will be the cleanup and then I head for Stitches South early Thurs AM. LeAnn is coming with me this year, we're going to have a blast.

I have been spindling more and realized that I really like spinning now. It's amazing how we grow, isn't it? Spinning has encouraged me to learn more about different wools, silks, etc and how they behave. I am growing in a new direction with my fiber craft and I'm really excited about that. This is a far cry from what I said 2-3 years ago when I first took the spinning wheel class at the Fiber Festival and declared that I will NEVER spin. I know I'm eating my words, but back then I just didn't get it. Now I do. So................


I took the plunge. March was my birthday and April is my wedding anniversary and DH asked what I wanted. I finally decided on this.........

The Hansen MiniSpinner, it's electric. It arrived Friday afternoon when I didn't even have time to unpack it. But I did unpack it once back home at 10:30 PM, and then spun on it till after midnight with the free fiber. Saturday I spun the first single from a Mixed BFL from Daily Fibers that was given to me for my birthday from a very dear knit/spinsib. It's a combination of blues and one of my favorite colors. This morning, I spun the second single and now I'm plying. The lazy kate is the Jumbo Katie a-Go-Go. Do you see how small the electric spinner is? OMG, I love it!!!!

My finished plied fiber. I still need to wrap on my Niddy Noddy. These are 8 oz Woolee Winder bobbins, so they'll hold quite a bit of yarn.
Got it done in one weekend. Nuf said!


Edited 4-11-11 to add picture of skein. This is pre-washing and pre-whacking.

9 comments:

worldygirl said...

Beautiful spinning!

craftygirl83 said...

Uh oh, you've started down the slippery slope now... ;) Have fun at Stitches! Wish I was going this year, but unfortunately I can't. :(

Rebecca said...

<3 <3 <3!!!!
yeah you for everything! the new office space, the minispinner, your wedding anniversary, going to stitches with dd!

Kathy... said...

Oh How FUN! I can't speak for the E-spinner, but I know you will love that Woolee Winder...at least I sure love mine on my Lendrum.

So - gorgeous yarn you have there! Not much of a learning curve, huh. Looking forward to seeing much more.....

Chris said...

LOVE IT!!! And I love that you've eaten your words about spinning. I knew you'd come around!

Miss you a bunch! Have a blast at Stitches. I'll be thinking about you!

Kathy... said...

Just wanted to let you know - I ordered a Trindle this evening! Sure hope I can "make it go"... lol

Suppose I can get a Woolee Winder for it??

I'll keep ya posted!
k (Thanks for enabling)

Carrie Penny said...

I love the minispinner... I have a birthday in a few months and I still haven't figured out what to tell the hubby to get me. I am still on a yarn fast, but spinning tools... hmmmmm...

LeAnn said...

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smelk-o-matic said...

YAY! I'm so glad you've gotten into spinning! I am jealous of your MiniSpinner, too. That is absolutely next on my list...too bad I had 3 wheels already!!

See you at the fiber festival??

Erin