I thought of a million titles but nothing clearly describes the level of excitement. Nothing can even come close. I was walking about 2 inches off the ground.
I got a new spindle.
I know, that in itself isn’t exactly anything to get all excited about. I get new spindles probably too frequently. And in the shop I’m surrounded by litereally 100 or so. This one is different. I carried this spindle with me all day Monday after I got home from work. I totally would have had it with me all the time since then if I didn’t have to work and I wasn’t afraid to hurt it.
This spindle is the coolest spindle on the planet earth. No, don’t try and argue with me. There is no spindle that you have that could possibly match up to my wonderous spindle. Nope, not a single one. Mine is the best and I will hear nothing else.
It’s a skull and crossbones spindle.
Tom at Golding spindle made it for me. I never really had a desire for a Golding. Weird I know. They are all lovely but that’s just it, they were lovely. Nothing really reached out and grabbed me. I’ve been dreaming of a custom spindle for a long time. Sarah suggested I contact Golding to have them do a custom.
I’m so positively thrilled that I asked for this spindle to be created. And I’m even more thrilled that Tom and his painter did such an amazing job on it. It’s not a cutesie pretty skull, it’s a skull. It’s my skull and crossbones spindle. I’ve never named a spindle before but this one can’t just be called “you know, the spindle with a skull on it”. His name is Sparrow.
Husbeast was teasing me and saying if he ever needed to get my attention he’d be holding Sparrow hostage. I don’t think he’s very funny. It made me just hug Sparrow a little tighter.
I’ve of course been spinning on Sparrow when I get a free moment (not that there are many around here). The fiber you see behind Sparrow isfrom Indigo moon Fibers. It’s the last batt I bought from her and it will be a Lady Eleanor for Scarf Style. I loved the one that <a href=”http://amysbabies.blogspot.com/”>Amy</a> made and have been itching to make one myself. I’ll get all 9 ounces of this batt spun up into a sport weight single and then I’ll go to it.