Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Brief Interlude

After knitting up four new designs for Mission Falls in the past 3 1/2 weeks (new world's record for me, especially because 2 of them were in DK weight, 2 had cables, 1 had colorwork....) I'm enjoying my new baby, a Louet Victoria (barter is not dead, baby!)



So here's what I found on my porch yesterday morning....



Opened up (so small! so compact!!)


And after a little spin.


I've been trying (somewhat lumpily) to learn to spin long draw-- so that's a bit of Polypay so spun. (I've also been trying to sample as many different fibers as possible--so far my absolute favorites are BFL, Merino, and Pygora--lots more in the stash still to try though!)
For the rest of the day, serious paperwork is in order (with perhaps a bit more spinning). Tomorrow is my birthday so I'm going to try to have a relaxing day, but that might not be possible-- lots more designs due in the next few weeks!

6 comments:

Shorty said...

Congratulations on the new wheel!!

What a great birthday present! I can't wait to see it in person.

jae said...

It looks very portable. Is it? You should keep an eye out for Heritage's Breed of the Month classes. A different sheep each month to sample and spin.

Amy said...

Jae- it's a little taller than my knee set up, and like 6 lbs.

Sara Jane said...

Sounds like a great birthday! That wheel is so tiny!

Connie said...

4 sweaters in 3 weeks???!!! How do you do it? Do you sleep? ;)

Larjmarj said...

Wicked cool wheel! Happy belated BD!