Saturday, May 17, 2008

Still looking for a wheel

I am about out of my mind trying to pick out a spinning wheel. Damn, every one that I am interested in has been discontinued. I have found one that I like, but it's a quill or spindle wheel only, it would be able to spin anything, in theory, basically limited by the ability of the operator. I would be the operator, and I'm not sure what my level of ability is anymore. Quill spinning is tricky, not everyone likes it or is able to do it. I am not sure which category I fall into....I wish I could track someone down locally so I could "give it a whirl" on their wheel and try before I buy. I've had several people tell me that it's not that hard, just slow going. But, for the yarn I think I'm going to be making, it might be the only way for me to go. i want to make the super chunk funk with all kinds of stuff spun right into the yarn. I don't think I could compete with all the other beautiful yarns being spun out there and I have to find my "niche market."

Monday, May 12, 2008

You spin me 'round

I might take the plunge and buy a spinning wheel.  I used a Majacraft Suzie some years ago, but I wasn't able to work on it for various reasons. That really upset me and it's something that I put out of my mind for a long time. But now, I think it's something I want to get into. There was a really nice group of people in the local guild and I would like to get involved in some group activities. I really don't do much outside of the home other then helping out my Mom and some social contacts would be good. So, we will see, budget is always an issue, it may just be a big pipe dream.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Baby come back!

Well, well, look who's back? Or should I say bad? Yes, I've been very bad for a long time about posting to this, or any blog. No matter, times have changed and so have I, as the song goes, so it's time to get back into the swing of things.

Many changes have taken place. The
boyfiend and I got married, we bought a second home, we have a hamster, turtle and another dog. It's funny because the house I'm in now is about half as big as the other one that I just visit, but there are twice as many lifeforms here. The second house was a necessity as my mother's mobility is declining and I really needed to be near her. She did not want to move near me, as the regional hospital with all the specialists are near her. So, we bit a really big bullet and got a small second home for me to live in to help her out. She isn't to the point where she needs to live with someone full-time either, so this situation is working out. Down the road, I feel we can always sell this house as it's small and would be good for a single professional person working at the hospital, or elsewhere.

So, in case you didn't pay attention, we are up to three small dogs, Barney, Blossom, and Teddy, one hamster, Franklin and one turtle. The turtle, Fang, being the most recent addition.

As for yarn, well, I took some time off from it. but now I'm back, with some new ergonomic hooks and a gleam in my eye.