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great day in the morning
I must have this. I gasped audibly when I saw it. I think it would look lovely in my basket next to this. I adore this seller's wares; the colors are so lovely and vibrant, and as I look at her feedback, it looks like it goes for what she asks for. It's a couple of dollars more on her website, so at least if I miss an eBay auction I can order it from the site. And she's only up in Bow, so if I get ambitious, I could pick it up instead of having it shipped.

I want some new fiber to spin; Christmas is coming and I'd love to give away gifts made out of my handspun!

i feel: creative creative

6 trips or shoot the rapids
emmacrew From: emmacrew Date: August 29th, 2003 11:37 pm (UTC) (base camp)
You have good taste, those are exactly the two rovings I was coveting a couple of days ago. I made myself be good, though, because I've got 2 pounds of silk-wool blend and one or two pounds of wool with cotton noils to spin up still once I get a chance to hang out with my wheel. I can't see doing two whole pounds on a handspindle right now...
tashabear From: tashabear Date: August 29th, 2003 11:56 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I never even contemplated buying fiber by the pound till I got my wheel -- I knew I'd never get it done. Not as fine as I spin on a drop spindle.
emmacrew From: emmacrew Date: August 30th, 2003 12:12 am (UTC) (base camp)
Yeah, for stuff I'm planning on spindling, I have small amounts. And I really like the handspindle, it feels so organic or holistic or some other touchy-feely adjective. I do have the wheel, but I had to stow it in a lockable room upstairs to keep it from tempting the autistic 3-year-old too much (he found it absolutely mesmerising), and that's the room where we've been shoving lots of things, so I can barely walk in there, much less sit down to get really familiar with the wheel. I've been keeping up a bit of spindle spinning most nights just so I don't backslide too much in my progress with drafting, but I have to do that after the tot retires for the night and he's a night owl like his parents. So it's slow going. But school starts up in ten more days. He'll only be gone half a day four days a week, but I am sooooo looking forward to having a few hours a day with him away (dear as he is to me, he is very omnipresent). Knitting I can do with him around, but bobbin lace and spinning are not very toddler-compatible crafts.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: August 30th, 2003 12:33 am (UTC) (base camp)
All kids are omnipresent -- they permeate your life. Not that it's a bad thing, but I totally understand the wanting a respite thing. :-D
emmacrew From: emmacrew Date: August 30th, 2003 01:43 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Very true. I guess our main problem is that we can't bring ourselves to leave him with an "ordinary babysitter," because while he looks about five and runs around and is very strong, he's still largely non-verbal and has no sense of danger or self-preservation. Ah, well, school is coming up and then my mom (who he gets along very well with) is moving nearby in a few months, so we will have more grownup time soon.
From: ex_misschili604 Date: August 30th, 2003 01:00 am (UTC) (base camp)
What beautiful colors!!!
6 trips or shoot the rapids