…back to a (somewhat) regular schedule of blogging ;o) But first – thank you all so much for your wonderful complements! Dobby’s head swelled up so much she can barely fit through the door. We had to insult her for a solid five minutes to bring her back down. (Kidding! She’s very appreciative and still the same modest, unassuming teen she was on Thursday *g*) ;o)

It’s funny, when I have a deadline I get consumed. So much has happened over the past couple of weeks that I haven’t shared, it’s hard to remember it all. SO I give you two highlights that managed to stick:

Mother’s Day:

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(there were flowers too – and four rosebushes. I’m pretty certain there was shawl guilt involved) ;o)

NH Sheep & Wool:

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I’ve never been to the NH show – it’s smaller than Rhinebeck yet bigger than CT ;o) Big enough that I felt a bit overwhelmed (but I managed to handle it). The best part of the show (besides seeing my peeps, that is) was…I GOT MY WHEEL FROM DAVE! Yay! Now if I could only spin on her…since she’s a double drive and I’ve never spun on one before there’s just a bit of a learning curve. Hopefully now that I have some time I’ll be able to practice. ;o) So far it’s been all swearing and frustration. Not pretty.

Not only did I get my wheel but I also picked up some yarn – the three jewel toned yarns are from the Fiber Studio and the one that looks almost white is from Judy aka Smatterings. Closeups:

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Oh I also got doggie a present – one of the vendors had all-natural honey dog treats so I thought I’d bring her some.

First, she was tentative:

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Then, once she realized it was food and it was for her, there was no holding back:

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After about 30 seconds all that was left was a wet plastic bag and half the paper wrapper. It wasn’t pretty.

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23 Responses to Now…

  • Carole says:

    The double drive can take a bit of getting used to but once you get the hang of it you’ll wonder why you ever spun on anything else. Let me know if I can help.

  • Julie says:

    I need to find an ashford in double drive so I can try it out and decide if I want to invest in that kit or not. It’s a bit pricey to buy on faith. You made some fab purchases, can’t wait to see what you do with them!

  • Kelly says:

    Glad you finally got your wheel back! The yarns you bought are beautiful!

  • Alison says:

    Nice haul!

  • Mindy says:

    Nothing like getting to bring home some nice treats, for both you and the doggie.

  • Katy says:

    I didn’t get a chance to comment on the previous post, but wanted to compliment you on the lovely shawl AND the lovely daughter. ;)
    And I ~heart~ the jewel toned yarns!
    Will I see you at Cummington this weekend??

  • Jennifer says:

    Your new wheel is gorgeous!

  • Oooo, gorgeous wheel! I’m spinning on a double drive for the first time right now too. I haven’t noticed a big difference. Perhaps it is because both wheels are castles? Very beautiful stash enhancement!

  • Karen says:

    I’m glad to hear you finally got your wheel back. I haven’t tried a double drive wheel yet either. The newest yarn is pretty! Are you going to MA this weekend?

  • Beth S. says:

    Congratulations on the wheel! :-) She’s lovely, of course. I didn’t realize it feels different to spin on a double drive wheel than a single drive one, but it makes sense–it’s a totally different mechanism, of course it’s going to feel different. I’m curious to hear which you end up preferring.

  • Wanda says:

    Very nice stash enhancement from NH S&W. I love all of Judy’s yarns, so pretty.

  • Melissa says:

    Congrats on getting the wheel back. I can’t wait to see some more beautiful handspun!

  • Cynthia says:

    Glad you had a nice Mother’s Day, guilt or not! Wish I could have been at NH…but I’m looking forward to seeing you at Cummington!

  • maryse says:

    i have to say after having been to rhinebeck, NHSW and MA (and i’m going this weekend, are you?) that the NH is my favorite.

    that wheel sure is pretty

  • Lucia says:

    Nice loot! I’ll be interested to read your adventures with your new wheel. It’s a funny thing with Dave’s wheels, I’ve tried them at lots of festivals, and sometimes I feel like a complete klutz, other times all goes smoothly. (I have a double-drive trad, so that’s not it.)

  • blogless sharon says:

    congrats on the new wheel, Dave sold me a double treadle, double drive and it took about 20 min to get the hang of it, man, I was afraid of it but now I’m sold. Your wheel is beautiful. good luck sister

  • sandy says:

    Oh, I can’t stop giggling at the insulting her for 5 minutes straight. Heh. That’s not good, is it?
    :D
    I have resisted the crochet…for now.
    Sigh.
    Loving all over your yarn. And your dog.

  • Laurie says:

    Hooray for the wheel! Spin damn you, spin! (To the wheel, not you)

    The dogs reaction? Same way I get with chocolate.

    Lovely yarn purchases.

  • --Deb says:

    That wheel is beautiful–well worth the struggle, I’m sure.

    And the biscuits? Chappy says that you absolutely did the right thing. (He’s still a little miffed at our substitute-UPS driver today who did NOT leave the requisite biscuit to make up for Chappy’s time and trouble….)

  • Oh Yay! You got your wheel – how much fun will it be once you have it all figured out.
    Love the yarns you picked up – especially the ‘almost white’ one.
    Look at your doggie go! She must have loved those treats – any way to get her more of them?

  • Marina says:

    What is this? Number 3? I’m glad I can’t treadle ;-)

    Gorgeous colours!

  • KnitPastis says:

    Great yarns! Those are some really amazing colorways you got there.
    Congrats on getting a wheel! Looking forward to seeing all the new yarns you spin up!

  • heather says:

    oh, what fun! Looks like you’ll be keeping yourself busy with that haul.

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