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So I went to The Colonial Spinning Bee today, in Chelmsford. It was blissfully lovely, sitting under a tree with my spinning wheel, Patience (that's the wheel's name), and spinning. I also managed to score three new spindles! Three! For the princely sum of $17! I won one of them as a door prize, bought a teeny on with a stone donut whorl for $10, and got a lovely one from Grafton Fibers for $7 in a silent auction. I'm not sure which one is my favorite of the three at the moment. They all have their strengths.

Wait, yes I do. I like the Grafton Fibers one best -- it spins forever, and spins my lovely blue and pink merino-silk like a champ... and very much like my Forrester. I'll have to try spinning some of my Blue-Faced Leicester on it; I'll want to work on that a bit over the weekend, and can't take Patience to Vermont with me.

I knitted my first mitten last night, because it's going to be cold over the weekend, and we'll need them. Knitted up fairly quickly, and it's toasty warm. When I thought of making them, I immediately thought of Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride, and I'm glad I did. I really like this yarn now, even if it does behave oddly. (It sort of unspins itself when it's knit in the round. Not enough to fall apart, but it is a little unnerving.)

So that's my weekend in a nutshell, except for this: I need more fiber to spin! :-D

i feel: peaceful peaceful

6 trips or shoot the rapids
lwood From: lwood Date: May 27th, 2003 03:15 am (UTC) (base camp)
On a completely unrelated note, please friend trance_class before things get started. Thanks!

-- Lorrie
tashabear From: tashabear Date: May 28th, 2003 12:39 am (UTC) (base camp)
It won't let me. The message says to contact you or Bella or one other person.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: May 28th, 2003 12:42 am (UTC) (base camp)
Oh, oops... I can friend it, but not join it. Weird, but okay. :-D
lwood From: lwood Date: May 28th, 2003 01:34 am (UTC) (base camp)
Yeah, the joining part has to come from me; it's a closed community, and I've done that.

You wanted to take the class, right? Did I sign your e-dress up for the e-mail list?

-- Lorrie
From: fionawolf Date: July 1st, 2003 05:26 am (UTC) (base camp)
My name is Lisa and I have a big trash bag full of sheep wool. I don't know how good it is, or even if it's expired. Can sheep wool go bad if it sits long enough untreated? This bag has been sitting in a dry shed for the past year. If you wanted it, you'd only have to pay for shipping, I don't know where you live, I'm in southeastern Pennsylvania (Barony of Bhakail) If it's still good and you want it, I'm dying to get rid of it, and if I can't find someone to take it, into the garbage it goes...
tashabear From: tashabear Date: July 1st, 2003 07:02 am (UTC) (base camp)
It doesn't go bad, exactly, but it can get moldy or infested with bugs, or the lanolin can get so oxidized it takes a lot of work to get it out of the wool.

I'm afraid I'm not set up to clean wool at the moment, so I'm not interested in the wool you have, but if you're not going to clean it, I understand it makes wonderful compost... Sorry I can't help you. :-/
6 trips or shoot the rapids