Monday, March 26, 2007

So happy!

Yeah, so I have been hinting about my good weekend. Well this is why it was so great:

I am the proud new owner of a Majacraft Rose wheel!!!!!! I am so excited I can hardly stand it. I never thought I would be able to get one. I went to my first spinning meeting last Monday night and watched all the other spinners with their wheels. I observed, listened, drooled and longed for one of my own. I got home and the hubby asked why I didn't get one. I said they were too expensive. He said to go get one.

Well I didn't let the grass grow under my feet! (and I surely wasn't going to give him time to change his mind!) I did some research online and found a shop about 1 3/4 hours from me. I called The Spinning Loft and talked to Beth the owner. She was so helpful and said she had about 14 wheels on the floor that I could try. I was SO worth the drive over there. Beth is very patient, informative and helpful, not to mention she is the biggest sweetie pie ever! I think I tried about 11 wheels, but the Rose was definitely the one for me. I loved it immediately and even after trying a bunch more, this one was still my favorite. So I took it home! I love it to pieces.

I have been practicing a little and I am having a lot of fun. This is some mystery fiber that I got from a friend, but I am going to ask her what it is, because it spins like a dream. Once I get the rest of it spun, I hope to try plying.
The dyeing job I did, IS really barfy. I am not even going to show it yet. I think I will take a couple of pics, but spin it first and see if I like it. If it spins up as ugly as it looks now, I will be overdyeing it for sure! Oh well, I wanted to try it and didn't expect it to be gorgeous my first time. I wasn't really expecting hideously ugly either, but I will try again, because it was fun.
Not much knitting news. Still hunting for the perfect summery pattern that I can use some stash yarn on. I really don't want to buy anything new right now. I have several cottons in the stash, and I would rather use one of them first. A couple possibilities: This or this (last pic in the 5th row - the carmel colored cardi). What do you think?


JeanTownsend said...

if i am right that white fiber is corriedale from The Fold.

Karen said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations!

trek said...

Your DH - like my Number Guy - is a keeper.

Nice wheel.

Alpaca Granny said...

Congratulations! I have a Majacraft also and love her.

Opal said...

Welcome to the Majacraft family! Your yarn looks lovely. I like the Rusted Root. That lace panel is sweet.

Shelley said...

Congrats on your new wheel! In a couple of weeks I'm going to be taking a drop spindle class and I'm excited for that...hope I'm good at it lol. Your hubby is so awesome to tell you to go get a wheel...he deserves something special for that.

Maia said...

Congratulations! Your spinning looks great.

For the fugly roving, could you divide it into diferent colorways and make 2-3 non-fugly yarns out of it?