The wheel I ordered is a Kromski Minstrel, purchased from Copper Moose. According to the UPS tracking info, she will be here tomorrow (gasp). Not bad — purchased on a Wednesday and she arrives on a Friday? And I was expecting it to take a week or more.
I’m going to name her Katarina. I hope she’ll like living in my home. I hope we manage to assemble her, though I understand that’s fairly easy. Fairly. I found the assembly instructions online and read through them.
Katarina was last spotted at 3:44 pm today, heading north from Richmond. I love UPS tracking!
Secret Pal 3 Goodies!
I got a package from my wonderful Secret Pal 3. Lookie here!
A bag of delicious nougats (and don’t ask me how I know they’re delicious — hee hee!), an envelope of home grown verbena for tea (and I love herbal teas!) and some beautiful beautiful Anny Blatt Angora in a gorgeous sea green shade.
Thank you, SP3!!
And that’s not all!
Now lookie here!
A box o’ fibery goodness from the wonderful Andrea J! These are samples of all sorts of wonderful stuff from her and and her friends Janet B., Janet W., and Judi in her SpinandEat group.
And she included this:
A wee tiny spindle. Isn’t it precious? How wee tiny is it?
For purposes of scale.
The whorl is aventurine. Andrea sent it with the fiber-in-process on it, and of course I picked it up and attempted to spin a bit more. To my very great surprise, I was able to make some equivalent laceweight yarn with it!
Thank you Andrea! What a lovely and generous surprise!
The Shawl, She Grows
And even though the rows are getting longer and longer, I’m still loving working on it.
The silk I’m spinning matches it nicely.
The Mohair Pictured in Yesterday’s Blog Entry
Well I just had to spin up a sample of it, didn’t I? Wowie wow wow! I love it!
The Guanaco arrived! The Guanaco arrived! And all I can do is gasp and drool helplessly.
This is my last post of the week. I’ll be back Sunday night. I am finding this posting in the evening much easier. Why did I not think of that before? I am thinking of my blog as less of an arduous task and more of a fun thing again. Which is a good thing.
What else is a good thing? I’m taking all of next week off from work. Wheeeeee!
Keep your tail groomed!