Monday, June 16, 2008

Blogger's Overload

I know sometimes I don't post as often as I would like but there is a good reason. Aside from being busy with work or other responsibilities sometimes I'm plain in overload mode (hey... that rhymes).I have too much to blog about.....Lol.................here's a sampling of what I could write about :

1. I attended our RI Spinning Guild meeting last Saturday and learned more about tapestry weaving from Janet Austin, a local weaver whose enthusiastic presentation of tapestry weaving made me more willing to bring out my school loom or make a loom for that matter. Thanks, Sharon for making this happen!

2. At the same meeting I received a free CVM fleece from our board members who through the last heatwave skirted, bagged and lugged these fleeces for us. Yes...............I added this fleece to many others for processing. Thanks, Beth,Marva and Debbie!

3. I'm still making headway with a new sock pattern soon to be released through yarn4socks sock club offer in August. The test knitting phase has begun thanks to Sarah.

4.I'm working on Emma's Unmentionables, a sweet petticoat-like pair of pants for a toddler. I bought some Valley Yarns Longmeadow, a 60% cotton/40% microfiber yarn in a dark red. Love this cotton yarn......................

5. I've been spinning a medium blue lambswool on my new Ledbetter spindle that I purchased from Judy last weekend. This spindle spins like a dream....I know I'm preaching to the choir. But if you are uninitiated you must give this spindle a whorl (npi); I haven't felt this way about a spindle since purchasing my Forester Safari. I've procrastinated long enough......back to work!

7 comments:

Jenny Girl said...

Hey, we all have our reasons and Rome wasn't built in a day, right?
I have stopped apologizing for not blogging frequently and I think you should do the same. We tend to feel guilty, but remember, you never need to apologize to your friends :)
Glad to hear life has been keeping you happy and busy. Can't wait to see your spinning. Take care!

bySarah said...

Absolutely gorgeous spindle!!!

Sharon said...

I love love love my spindle and can't believe that there can such differences between spindles in spinability. I keep saying that I like my Ledbetter better than my other spindles, but for the month of June, it's locked up in a display case at the library. I've been thinking about buying a back-up, but my rational brain keeps saying that I'll have my spindle back soon.

cyndy said...

The spindle is gorgeous!

And learning about the tapestry weaving sounds very interesting!

Laurie said...

I know what you mean. It is wonderful that there just isn't enough time. Your new spindle is beautiful!

Cindy/Snid said...

Am in the same overloaded boat! Too many blogs to read, gone for one week, daughter coming to visit soon and too too many things to blog about! Must exhale...

Beth S. said...

That's a gorgeous hunk o' wood you have there. And I've heard they spin reeeeeally well, too!