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Tour De Fleece!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted in Spinning with tags , , , , , , on July 11, 2010 by sweetnightmare

Woohoo!!! The Tour De Fleece has started! I totally forgot it and only started three days ago (not too late), but I can’t believe that I already won something!!! I posted to the random prize thread and I was picked! So happy!! Ashamed though that the photo I had was so horrible. Yesterday I was spinning some black and white mill ends and just took a quick snap of what I had on the bobbin (first picture to the left).

Yarn spinnings so far

In other news, still have not opened my Etsy shop. It is still being set up. This week I’ll be taking some high resolution photos (like the ones above). It should be open at the end of the month or beginning of August, fingers crossed.

I also might be abandoning this blog to open up a new one with the Etsy shop name, so stay tuned for that.

Gotta go, byeee.

I GOT A SPINNING WHEEL!!!!!!!

Posted in Spinning with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 15, 2009 by sweetnightmare

Queen Anne's Revenge!

Okay so yes I have a spinning wheel.  A beautiful piece of art, the Kromski Sonata! I LOVE it!!! It is one that can fold away but is the most beautiful one that I have seen. Most of the ones that can fold are not as pretty (no offense to anyone!!!). It comes with what looks like a book bag for a giant to put it in with plenty of room for everything you need. It has double treadles and if you are going fast enough, can be a little bit of a workout. The treadles were so smooth right out the box and setting it up was quick and easy. I also got the faster flyer and jumbo flyer but I am still waiting for that to come in the mail. I have been using it since I got it on Thursday and I think I am not doing too bad if I say so myself 😉

So when I choose the Sonata, my husband took one look at it and said, if you get that I am going to call you a pirate every time you use it lol. So if I be a yarn pirate then, me spinning wheel be me ship lol… I named her Queen Anne’s Revenge.. like Blackbeard ship but Queen for short 🙂 so now my husband plans to play a song called Queen Anne’s Revenge by a band called Flogging Molly too while I spin lol I plan to sew up a little pirate flag to hang off it somewhere.

the artsy picture

This is my first yarn on the wheel. I was told the yarn that is sticking out are called “horse tails”. I got these because sometimes when I would start or stop the wheel would begin to go counter clockwise and then I would get it going clockwise.

First Yarn

Though I have gotten my wheel now, I still use my spindles. In fact I had took my two hank of spindle spun yarns and plied them on the spindle yesterday. I’ll write about that tomorrow or Monday.

I just ordered more Shed Sheep fiber..  a little over 7 pounds!! Ack!!! I ordered a lot this time because on the wheel I am FLYING through the one pound of mill ends I bought, I am about to dive into my special fibers.

Anyway, that is all for now. I have to get to bed and to sleep!

 

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