Because of this, though, I haven't been knitting much. Well, make that I've been knitting simple stockinette or garter stitch projects. Right now I'm working on a Silk Top from Debbie Bliss and a couple simple baby blankets just to pass the time. My brain doesn't have the energy for anything more.
I also got an awesome tax refund this year, so I finally had enough money to buy a spinning wheel! I bought a Ladybug, which will be here sometime the beginning of June (I hope!). Which is a good thing since I had my drop spindle bag behind my seat at Knit Night and someone stepped on it and broke the dowel. Now, I have the second cheapest drop spindle out there, so I'm not heartbroken. I can easily go to Home Depot and buy a dowel to replace it. Just last weekend I noticed the glue wasn't exactly doing its job anymore and the whorl was sliding around anyway. And I have a spinning wheel on its way :o). BTW, the cheapest spindle has to be the CD spindles you make at home. But mine is just a step above that.
In other news, I sent and received packages for the Downton Abby Swap hosted by the Subway Knits podcast. Surprisingly, my partner for sending and receiving was amydoth both times! I didn't take pictures before sending to Amy, but I took plenty of what I received:
|All my contents!|
This flower is a clip- can be put in hair, on my knitting, on a bag... A portion of the proceeds from Pinup Posies goes to a dog rescue foundation.
|The Side Slip Cloche from the cover of Boutique Knits|
|MmmMMmm coffee and cookies :o)|
|Fiber for my wheel :o)|