Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Mid-Week Posting

Here is a rare mid-week posting, because I felt like it. So there......

I am 3/4 through my reading for my course for my new job in the financial industry. Not that I know it all, but at least I will have "encountered" all the concepts before I start my prep class next week: M-F and 8:00 - 5:00.... ouch. I need to finish this book by Saturday night so I can treat myself to the Alpaca Extravaganza on Sunday up in Longmont. I love fiber field trips and it usually allows a lot of time to talk to vendors about the fiber, spinning, and projects. Not to mention petting the cutest creatures known to mankind. Pay day is Friday, for both jobs, so maybe I can even spend a few cents.

Sunday was the second meeting of the South Denver Spinning Group that formed from Ravelry. Mary and her daughter left early so are missing from the photo. Left to right: Angela, Lisa, me, and Becky. And Julie was ill, so couldn't show us her progress on her new wheel. This group should continue to keep growing and spinning! I am working on some Baby Alpaca that I won from a blog contest on NeedlesofIron's site. It is so soft and has a nice halo to it. I am spinning pretty thin, so I probably with chain ply the singles.
However, my new Minstrel wheel has a squeak that I just cannot seem to get rid of. Argggghhhh. I have oiled every place that I am aware might need oil, and I am afraid that the next step might be disassembling the wheel and waxing the areas that I didn't wax, since I was too excited to put it together the first time. Any suggestions from the readers out there??? The squeak seems to be coming from the treadle rod on the left side. I finished spinning the 3rd skein of the BFL and now I have enough for a real project. The color is natural, so I may just try Kool Aid dying for the first time. I have been reading up on it and I think I will use my crockpot for this. Results to follow...but with my current schedule, it may be a few weeks... don't hold your breath! This is on my new Niddy Noddy....is there no end to the toys I can acquire???

7 comments:

Tekgirl said...

Hmmmm soft squooshy yarn- looking good there! Though I can be of no help with the squeak I'm afraid bar dribbling on the wheel as I stroke the yummy fibres.

Timiae said...

The spinning looks great! Oh, I have a Louet drop spindle on its way to me from Hello Yarn!

No, there is no end to the gadgets and toys. I think I have everything and something new will come out that I *have* to have!

Fran said...

Too cool! Looks like so much fun.

Cesia said...

I there! I came here to leave a comment from the Ravelry comment train ... and I was excited to find out you're a fellow Coloradoan! I am going to try to go to the Alpaca Show as well!

- Cesia.

lunaticraft said...

That yarn looks yummy to the max.

P.S., I'm nominating you for the Kreative Blogger award! Details and badge will be on my blog soon.

Reed said...

Oooo, I'm jealous. I want a spinning wheel but we don't have the money/room for one. Pooo. What color are you thinking?

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