Who cares about food when you have fiber?
I have no recipe for you. I kept meaning to make an enchilada recipe I have swirling around in my head but I kept getting busy. Getting ready for MA sheep and wool. Preparing to go to NH, mothers day and well, I was just plain consumed with the idea of the new wheel. I should probably warn you. I have 2 shows close together and with club shipping the week before one and close after the other, recipes and postings may be wonky or scarce. We’ll see what I can keep up with over the next couple of weeks. This all also means that there will be no new fiber in the online shop until June. I will however still do customs. I’ll be putting up a button on the wool page so you can order customs.
When I said that you should say hi and lavish me with fiber gifts. I didn’t actually mean it. Ok, I’m not complaining, not in the slightest. Gina brought me fibers.
Aren’t they gorgeous? I’ve started to spin the pink on – Madra’s Cocktail. I don’t have much time for spinning right now but it is beautiful and about lace weight. So it will take me a while.
Yes, that is on the new wheel. There are sme thicker spots, this is the first fiber I put on the wheel so there were some adjustments before it was doing what I wanted, but not much.
And Heather gave me some awesome stitch markers:
Argggh matey. I’ll have my knitting scared into submission. I did have skully stitch markers but they all had bows on them. Now these are much tougher. grrrrr.
Speaking of skulls. I did get to stop and talk briefly with Tom of Golding Spindles. You know, the man that made Sparrow for me. I never stopped long at the Golding booth. I was never really interested before. I did stop to meet Tom and to thank him once again for a great spindle. The booth was unfortunately packed and I had a baby strapped to me. Hopefully I’ll have a chance to stop in and visit at the Fiber Frolic. I hear he has some new spindles that are “must see” spindles.
I think the girls had a good time too
They got to see animals and the abby got to ride all day. That’s the easy life. Even though she did scream and claw a few times. She wanted to walk but she wanted to walk all by herself. From 1 year old right on up to a teenager in a matter of months.
It was great to see so many of you. I couldn’t even name all of you an link to all. It was great seeing you again. This is the show that I get to see Miss Pippi but we didn’t get to spend much time together. I promise I’ll be up to VT this summer to see you lady.
Finally, the magnificent Juno had my wheel. Here he is sitting with Gus and Bettie.
The big guy is Husbeast sized. Jensen is taller than Bettie and Bettie is up about a foot off the ground. Jensen is older than I originally thought but still not a bad deal. I need to do something about the mother of all and this winter he will be totally refinished. I actually have plans to get my Dad to help me turn more bobbins and possibly a new flyer, I want bigger bobbins. They don’t need to be huge but I’d like them to be at least as big as the Ashford 2 ouncers. If you want to see the bobbin now – look up -the Madras is being spun on Jensen.