Mount Snow Golf Course, West Dover, Vermont
Friday, June 26, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Looky what I got today!
That's me, alright, spinning some basic white wool top on my new (to me) Ashford Joy. Yup, mine--not a loaner. Thanks to my spinning agent, Punkin, and Rosie, the previous owner of this wonderful wheel, she's mine all mine!
Isn't she lovely?
Single treadle, which suits me just fine.
And after a little shaky start, my spinning started to even out.
Some of that is Punkin's handiwork. (Of course, she had to try it.) I will definitely be needing more work with it, but I think I got some potential here to not suck too much at it.
Even Punkin's Lendrum welcomed the wheel into my life. My Joy just might be her new BFF--after Punkin, of course.
Being that I only got her late this afternoon, she doesn't have a name yet (nor did she previously have one). We'll see how she feels about it as we spend time together, but for now she will simply be called my Joy!
Friday, June 19, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
- My knitting needles and tool bag
- My spindles--along with my box bag, of course!
- A nice red wine
- Chocolate--goes nice with the wine!
- A nail file
- Bagels--for breakfast, of course!
- My mountain dulcimer
Friday, June 12, 2009
I want to go back to Vermont and make some more!!!
(Can you tell how excited I am?)
Anyway, go here to see more pics in her Eye Candy Friday blog post. I'll get around to some of my own pictures soon. And more yarn, and spinning too.
Now to get back to some more freelance copyediting I have...
Monday, June 08, 2009
I'm calling this colorway "Blue Iris." I dyed skeins of Cascade 220 and Knit Picks Bare Merino Sock Yarn.
So, do you think it's a good interpretation?
Sunday, June 07, 2009
On Monday we'll see how this one (actually, there are two) turns out. Stay tuned...
Friday, June 05, 2009
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Those are some stock solutions for the newest hobby--yarn dyeing! Tomorrow I'll be dyeing some little sample skeins for my color wheels. (While they're being steamed, I'll be copyediting. Am I the multitasker or what?) After that, maybe some test colorways before I go home.
Pictures of the color wheels to come...