Sunday, July 29, 2007

Lambtown Part Two (What My Sister Got In Dixon)




























At the top, you see "Triple Play Roving" from Crosspatch Creations that my sister got at Carolina Homespun. It's a mix of wool, Bobyx Silk and Silk Noils and reminds me of the midway at a boardwalkfor some reason. Below see fiber my sister got at Royale Hare. It's Superwash Merino because she wants to spin yarn for socks. She went for bright colors because she usually knits socks for me and I'm all about the loud colors on my feet! The two spindles with decorative inserts were made by Ken Ledbetter Turnings. One has a Jasper insert with Maple and Purple Heart Woods. The other has a Dichroic Glass insert with Wenge, Maple and Purple Heart woods. The other two spindles are from SpindleWood Co. The one on the left is made from Bubinga/Maple/Leopard wood. The other is made from Spalted Birch and Maple. When my sister becomes addicted, she does not fool around. The video is "Spindles Around The World" by Barbara Clorite-Ventura and is from Copper Moose. It shows many different types of spindles and how to use them as well as basic info for the beginner spinner as well. It's terrific and well worth viewing if you are into spinning with a spindle. The one pound pile of Dk brown and chocolate Llama & Merino is from Spin Web in El Dorado Hills, CA. and is soft soft and yummy and my sister and I sounded sounded like Meg Ryan in, "When Harry Met Sally" (you know, the deli scene). This has to hold us until Stitches next year so no guilt for having bought what we did. The Knitting and Crochet fair next month does not usually carry much in the way of fiber so that does not count. Though small, this was a fun fiber fair and it was so hot that it was better that it was smaller because we would have passed-out from the heat if we had to stay longer. Enjoy!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those spindles take my breath away. I clicked to make them bigger and stuck my face almost onto the monitor (crazy person I am) to get a goooood! look. You both have very good taste! Terry

Jane said...

Dear Terry,

My sister and I are over 50 now and we don't deny ourselves reasonable things we want. We don't have a lot of vices, we don't have extravigante purchases. We just love beautiful tools. Hell, my sister even loves beautiful power tools and owns a quite a few of those (only lack of storage stops her from getting more). I'm glad you are enjoying her choices for spindles. I think they are beautiful too but I really prefer spinning wheels myself. Thank you for commenting. It's nice to hear from you!

fleegle said...

Breathtaking! Almost makes me want to take up spinning again. Almost :)

Jane said...

Dear fleegle,

My sister has discovered that she loves really well made spindles. I learned to spin so long ago and then stopped for so long that I know what you mean! I don't spin as much as I knit but it's nice to use the wheels again since we have them here. My sister is having fun with it now and I think she is experiencing a lot of sucess with the spindles. You've got to get your fun where you can! You have way too many fun things you already do to get caught-up again with the spinning. Still, it is tempting :-)

Opal said...

those are some really gorgeous spindles! they'll be a good investment as i know they spin extremely well. they're functional art pieces!

Jane said...

Dear Opal,

My sisters taste in spindles is really pretty nice. She was practicing with them today and doing very well. They look very nice sticking up out of her fiber basket :-)