Spinning Sunday


Hurray!  It’s here!  With our tax refund this year Mr. Iknead and I gifted ourselves with some things we’d been pining after for a while.  I gave myself an Ashford blending board and on my first trial run, I could see.what a difference using it is going to make in my spinning adventures.  Mr. Iknead has chosen to go with upgrading to an iPad Air.  Can you guess what this means?  It means that I’m getting his old iPad and my blending board!  Two happys at once!  I love it!



Here’s what’s currently on the bobbin



Super wash Merino dyed with Jacquard Acid Fast Dye, Sky Blue

Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.  Hasidic saying






The one where she’s been

looking longingly at her newest sock project, but having to work instead.  Why do I make myself miserable like this?  Because hope springs enternal that I’ll get a few minutes free, even if just long enough for a few stitches.  Knitting refreshes me like nothing else.  There’s probably a scientific study about knitting and endorphins but all I know is that it’s a mini-vacation right here in my office.

Here’s a little eye candy –

This beauty is Arequipa, 65% superwash wool, 20% alpaca and 15% nylon.  Strange, no color number or lot.  Never noticed that before.

This picture really doesn’t do this justice, but you get the idea.  It’s a Yarns on Stage Limited Edition Silk Sock, 70% merino superwash, 2o% silk and 10% nylon.  Colorway is Parakeet. 

Tomorrow, we wind.

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.  Booker T. Washington  (1856-1915)