Merry Christmas!! No…Wait…

It’s not Christmas! What was I thinking?

Well, I’ll tell you. I was thinking it was time for some new stuff. New fluff, new toys…new stuff. So, I Β did what any crafter would do in a selfish moment. I hit up etsy, of course.

Etsy never disappoints! Look at this little beauty!

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This is 4 ounces of fiber from Edgewood Garden StudioΒ and it is lovely. I love the punches of color! I’m used to greens and oranges, so I was glad to be reunited with them again. Of course, after so much color deprivation over the past year or so, ANY color at all is welcome!

I also found this fluff too.

Got this from Walnut Farm Designs.Β It’s called Rusted Robin and it has my two favorite colors (orange and blue) in a much different, much more subtle color key than I’m used to seeing in a fiber. Love the rusty quality to this fluff and it drafts like a dream!!

But, I didn’t stop there. As you saw from the first photo, I bought a spindle!! But not just any spindle. No ma’am. It was time for my wish spindle!

What’s a wish spindle, you say? Glad you asked! A wish spindle is that one that you ogle when you’re a beginner. You wish you knew how to spin well enough to justify buying a spindle worth missing lunch money for a couple weeks. It’s the one you promise yourself when you’re good enough at spinning on a drop spindle, you’ll splurge and get it. This spindle was that spindle for me. Hey, it may not be Chistmas, but Mother’s Day is close enough, right? πŸ˜‰

It’s a Golding Ringspindle. The Cherry Silver Lace.

Look how cozy. πŸ™‚ I’ve had great luck with the Golding Ringspindles. They’re awesome spinners! And, while I wouldn’t mind trying any wood they had, the cherry ones tend to be my favorites. I just like the weight of them, I guess.

This one has a whirl that is a bit larger than the other 2″ Ringspindles in the same class. That makes it a little more difficult to find a safe carrier.

I usually travel with a spindle. When I do, I usually keep it in a water bottle. Since this whorl is slightly larger, it was more difficult to find one that worked for it. But, where there’s a will, there’s always a way.

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Now, this has a hole in the top where a straw fits through. But, I just take the straw out, fit in a little fiber at the top to protect the hook, and I’m good to go. And it works. It won’t protect from everything. But, it’ll work knocking around inside of my bag, I think. Note to hydration bottle makers: Think about the spinners that will be using your products, would you??

Ahem. So here are my two travelers looking pretty cute near my window.

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If that looks too good to be true to you too, they’ll only sit in there when I am home and spinning on them. Otherwise, they’ll be packed in their bottles. Have spindle, will travel πŸ™‚

Really, REALLY enjoyed this Mothers Day! I hope you other moms out there did too!:)

Comments

  1. OMG that is all so very delicious looking!

    • Thank you, Pia!! πŸ™‚ It looks delicious to me too! I think I decided long ago, I like neutral knits. I just don’t enjoy spinning neutral or low contrast colors as much. These are much more my taste!

      • Must be a joy every time you pick up that spindle too, I’d buy one just for decoration if I had a more decadent budget!

      • Well, I don’t have one of those myself, actually, lol. It took me 5 or 6 years to bite the bullet for it. I’ve been being super-responsible for a long time. Had to feed my inner-spinner something. And, I figure, all my cheaper spindles are still working fine. This one should last waaayyyy longer! Good investment! πŸ™‚

  2. You chose well, Stacey! Happy Mother’s Day πŸ™‚ I had a lovely day, too, even though I have a pulled back muscle I am coaxing to heal. Recently I found some coloring books and am especially excited about “Inspire, The Bible for Creative Journaling” that is full of illustrations to color as well as having a column of lines along side the NLT version of Scripture so that I can jot down thoughts as I read.
    Wishing you more happy days as you spin through your life xx

    • Hey Gracie!! I am glad you had a great mommy day! You know, pulled muscles are going around. My leg too. And I may have banged up my ankle as well. Can’t figure out how though…I’m glad you’re healing. I’m just trying to rest where I can…and play with my new spindle lol! That helps a lot. This coloring book you speak of sounds interesting…Coloring books are gaining in popularity. Maybe the zoning out is a necessity these days. And the Creative Journaling aspect, I love!! I’m told the most creative people journal! I only journal in spurts. But I’d love to make it a better habit like you’re doing. Love and hugs to you!! Xoxo

  3. Congratulations on new toys and new fluff! I hope you are enjoying spinning it all up – can’t wait to hear how it is going πŸ™‚ Happy (belated) mother’s day!

    • Thank you! I am enjoying this spin, probably a little too much…But, it may have something to do with the fact that it is the color the weather SHOULD be lol! Thanks again!

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