Thursday, March 31, 2011

Her name shall be PETUNIA!

In case I haven't mentioned this before, or if I have and you just don't want to backtrack my blog (gods knows I don't), let me fill you in:

I started spinning last year and now that I've gotten decent enough on a drop spindle to produce mostly even single, I want a spinning wheel so I can spin up more then maybe half an ounce at a time (did I mentioned that I always manage to make lace weight singles so a wheel would be awesome?). And then I decided that the next most logical step after a spinning wheel is a Sheep. One of those miniature ones. Like a patio cow. Small enough to be kept in the back yard 'cause it's the size of a dog, yet large enough that it gives me a decent amount of fiber. I.Want.A.Sheep.

I yet again told the husband today that I want a sheep. And that one or way another I will get one. He's part of the national guard and I said: "Watch, you'll be send over-seas for one of those little 6 month tours like your Dad did and when you come back there will be a tiny sheep in the backyard. And her name shall be Petunia!"

So there you have it. I shall buy a miniature sheep and her name shall be Petunia and she shall live in my backyard and I will be a happy spinner. =D

Got a KnittyNoddy from my Mom not too long ago. I hadn't used it yet because I didn't have anything to ply laying around, but then I remembered my wonderful Silk and went ahead got to it. And boy, how did I ever live without one of those? The happy Silk now has it's twist set and is laying with it's brother and sister in my stash. Never to be used for anything. Cause I can't remember where I got the roving, how much I got, what exactly the blend is, or even when I got it. So I don't think I'll be able to get more of it. Plus it's Silk! it deserves to be put into a shadow box with a large label reading "I did that!" I'm still amazed that I managed to produce nice, even yarn without destroying the roving completely.

On the top whirl right now is a lovely "aqua" colored Corriedale from KnitPicks. I say "aqua" because to me it looks more like dark teal. And on the bottom whirl is the roving my Mom bought from an etsy shop. I can't remember what it's called or even what fiber content it is. But it's wonderful. Hopefully I'll have enough spun up by this weekend to show off to you guys.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to read up on potential Petunia candidates.

1 comment:

Dyeforsocks1965 said...

....and I shall have her partner and name him "Walter".