One Crazy Fiber Lady

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One Crazy Fiber Lady

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May 13th, 2014 · 4 Comments

So much for more regular postings ūüėČ ¬†My bad. ¬†I’m finding that the stuff I used to blog are now quick status updates on Facebook. ¬† Which makes it sort of weird as the people who wouldn’t be reading this blog are technically reading it. ¬†There might be less postings about knitting there, but then there was a lot less knitting going on. ¬†That’s not to say there isn’t fiber related stuff going down around here outside the work drama. ¬†Which as of Friday last, I’m off. ¬†I took a week to recuperate after ending the gig from hell and starting what looks to be somehting awesome. ¬†Anyway, enough about that, here’s the other stuff.

I did go to Maryland this year, taking my little festival buddy, Kathryn, with me.

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Alexander stayed home with his grandfolk while we went to sniff wool fumes.  We were reserved this year, employment issues had me a little conservative, but we still came home with stuff.  This is my haul (Kat has her own)

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Not too shabby. ¬†Some fiber. ¬†Some yarn. ¬†A spindle or three ūüôā ¬†If you look closely you can see that I already starting spinning some of it. ¬†The white fiber in the box (2 of em) are 2oz of Cormo/Silk from Roclan’s that I started spinning froghair thin on the brandy new Spanish Peacock Amboyna Burl bead spindle. ¬†Awesome is all I can say on that.

Moving along, I’ve been spinning on wheels too:

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This fiber is from Cris, fiber is BFL/Silk and the color is a 2014 club color of Cat’s Pajamas. ¬†And yes, it is on the Golding.

The big news is that I’ve been wheeling and dealing again. ¬† This time the herd numbers have remained stable though as I traded the Norm Hall for a new baby on Saturday:

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Meet my new to me Wyatt Pegasus in a gorgeous cherry. ¬†She had a bit of a mishap while transporting in the trunk home from the meetup where the wheel exchange happened. ¬†BTW, a wheel this size doesn’t fit overly well in the trunk of a 2010 Camry. ¬†I really need a bigger car! ¬†Sadly, the plastic tubing between the footman arms and the treadles snapped. ¬†I tried a number of things to repair without success. ¬†Until last night when inspiration struck. ¬†I recalled the general repair for Canadian Production Wheels that have lost their metal footman. ¬†Wire hangers!

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I was finally able to use her last night. ¬†She’s FAST and super quiet AND super smooth. ¬†LOVE LOVE LOVE this wheel. ¬†While the decision to trade off the Norm Hall wasn’t an easy one, I’ve covetted this wheel for years.

Craft on!

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Tags: Spinning · Stash Enhancement

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dorre // May 13, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Pretty haul you got there lady !! Loving the elevated center skein ( I think it’s yarn ) we need to see your co conspirators acquisitions as well though ( for the sake of full disclosure of course )

  • 2 Chris // May 13, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Ooo, lotsa pretty in there. Gorgeous wheel!

  • 3 SpinKnitLove12 // May 14, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    I love the fiber and the new wheel! Going to have to snag some fiber like yours at the next fiber fest!

  • 4 Jennifer // Jun 10, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    When I needed to repair my treadle on my wheel, I used a slim piece of wood and a strip of leather at the bottom to allow the movement. It’s held up for 4 years so far…