As of Saturday the Mach II spinning wheel is officially mine. DH wasn’t into the country drive vibe, so it was a bit of a quickie trip out to the Fibre Garden in Jordan. Unfortunately, FG is no longer a dealer for Spinolution’s wheels. This would be under warranty but I’ll have to source any bits & bobbs elsewhere. Now that he’s mine, I can show you The Indomitable Earl:
Check out Toby… not being cute – he was royally annoyed that I put the wheel in his morning sunshine!
Either that or he was combining his love for attention with his love of sunbathing… Don’t you think that the words, “My name is Earl,” would look cool arcing under that logo? I do but don’t worry, I probably won’t act on that there impulse.
The yarn on the bobbin is the Louet Shetland wool top 3-plied. I spun the singles on the Wee Peggy spinning singles, and took advantage of Earl’s mighty bobbins for plying.
Even I am starting to get confused between all the natural white handspun/ fibres in the house. Note to self… label!
I know that I’ve been massively silent about the finished baby blanket. Pictures are taken, and I am sending it to my friend, today. Pattern is still in the offing…
On Monday, I casted-on for another Anthropologie shrug. The best I can say for attempt #1 was that it was a swatch. A very time-intensive, handspun, itchy swatch. Shrug #2 is way beyond that. It’s in the ever-yummy Colinette Iona in dusk (colour 77). It’s about time that I used that yarn… stashed it almost a year ago… Almost a skein in:
Very relaxing. This time I am using the border from Sandi Wisehart’s Comfort Shawl. It really is one of my favourite borders, and I’m a happy camper. Here’s to hoping I have a shrug before summer hits…
On Monday, I got the sad news that a friend & former co-worker passed away on Saturday. Sharon had a long battle with cancer, and passed peacefully. Her service was yesterday, and I was able to go. She had worked with the firm for 25+ years. I was lucky enough to sit beside Sharon for an entire year. Once she decided that I wasn’t fooling around behind the partition, we became good friends. She was a huge support to me during & after my articling, and hilarious to boot. I hope she rests in peace.
This morning, I am just appreciating life a little bit more.