One Crazy Fiber Lady

The ramblings of a fiber-affected single mother of twins who makes a living as a code monkey

One Crazy Fiber Lady


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.


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)


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:


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:


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!


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…