Spinning Sunday

I spent the weekend with my Mom and sisters in Cedar Falls. We were there to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (which was wonderful). Before we headed to the show my mom and I headed to the Northeast Iowa Weavers and Spinners spring open house.

The guild has a great location – an entire building, including a dye studio. The guild had a small sale, with goods from members and a few wheels for sale. I found a Babe spinning wheel for a great price. We have been looking for a budget friendly wheel for Audrey, as she likes to spin. The wheel came home with me. I tried it out in Cedar Falls to make sure it worked well.

As soon as I walked in the door this afternoon Audrey was at the wheel.

After she spun for a bit we decided to customize her wheel. Let’s face it, Babe wheels aren’t pretty. Do you know what is pretty? Sparkly vinyl.

She loves it.

Now to find a wheel for Elliot. Audrey does not like how he has been eyeing her wheel.

I hope you had a great weekend.

Parenting Tip

If you have to go to Costco with a seven year old who wants everything she sees, I highly recommend picking up the newest installment of a book series she likes before you start shopping. It was the quietest Audrey has ever been in Costco. Totally worth the $9 I spent on the book.

FO Friday 4/15/22

I do not have a finished knitting project to share, but I do have two spinning projects to share with you. I really enjoy spinning, and I find myself wanting to be at the wheel more than I want to knit.

The undyed skein is Corriedale from my Long Way Homestead January Breed of the Month fiber club. It was fun to spin, and ended up much softer than I expected. The green and gold skein is a mix of BFL, Shetland, and Manx Loaghthan wool from Hip Strings. It is not the best example of my spinning, but it was really fun to spin. I’m setting it aside to use in a huge shawl I will eventually knit with handspun.

Did you finish anything this week?