Monday, November 26, 2007

After Thanksgiving

Whew!!!! I need to take a deep breath after the last few weeks and gear up for Christmas.

Spindle-making is going great!! I'm having soooo much fun. I just added some seashell whorl spindles to my stone spindles and the reception has been terrific. I had to make a paua shell one for's one of my favorite shells. I have a watch and sarong pins out of it.

Ok, Elemmaciltur, this is for YOU....I finally got a light box setup so that my pictures don't look so humdrum next to yours. What do you think????

I'm so excited. Gosh Yarn It! ( is going to carry some of my spindles on their site!! Whoopee!!

I went to Kid N Ewe earlier this month. Met a lot of nice people and picked up some great mohair, bamboo (from the Fiberlady) and books. I got a lot more superwash wool in the mail so it's time to start creating some more batts to spin.

I've been out of town a lot this month, so at least I've gotten to work on some projects. I've spun part of my batts of a turquoise alpaca/silk/firestar blend that I'm going to use for the Peacock Feathers shawl one day. I also started knitting on the Wisp shawl from this summer with a brushed suri yarn that looks just like mohair, but feels like alpaca. I hope to start spinning some of my Extravagance batts for another shawl, but I don't know when I'll get to that!!!

Thanks for reading!!


Elemmaciltur said...

Teehee, great job with the light box! The picture looks great!

Now, the next step would be to fiddle around with your camera. ;-) If you need any help, you can ask me and I can either help you out or point you to the right place.

MissVicki said...

Congrats on being stocked by Gosh Yarn It! I love that site.

dawn said...

I have that paua shell spindle and I'm thrilled with it. It's such a precious thing. And, it spins beautifully...any weight.

Terri said...

I just ordered a Lapis spindle. Assuming it spins well, Paua will be next.
Keep posting! I love to read about artists and thier craft.