Woohoo! It came!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Today my sweet sheep order finally got here and it was WELL worth waiting for. Here are pics and details. Each one is 4 ounces of superwash merino tencel, and sooooo soft and shiny.

Lily Pond:
Ivy:Body Electric:And my personal favorite: Weeping CherryI can't wait to spin one up. I have quite enough roving don't you think?

I also got this yarn from another ravelry transaction. STR lightweight in Apple Vallely Rd.
Man I really love good mail days...

My last bit of news is something exciting. For me at least. I bought a wheel! I know I know I have one, but as good as I've got at spinning on it, it's helped me realize all the little things that are annoying and that make me want a new one. So I've posted it on craigslist and hopefully I'll be able to get rid of it.

Here's a link if you wanna check it out. My wheel is slightly famous! And no that's not why I bought it, just a little perk. See here, the one on the home page? That's mine.Oh yes, what kind of wheel is it you say?

It's a Majacraft Little Gem, a tiny little wheel that's easy to take with you, which is one of the things I wanted in a wheel. It's double treadle, also something I wanted. The bobbins are bigger too! I know I wanted a Rose and I'm sure I'll get one, but for now this one actually seems more fitting. Plus when I get the Rose, I'll be able to share bobbins and won't have to buy all separate stuff. All in all, she's selling it for a deal too good to pass up, and this was the second wheel I wanted to buy. So I'm just getting it first instead. When we have more money and space I will get my Rose.

I've also promised hubby that in getting the wheel that I will not buy yarn or roving for six months. I'm gonna put a counter on my page lol. The only yarn and roving I can buy is the stuff to dye for etsy, when I get that going. So hard to find the time to dye! Anyway, it's a good thing I've stocked up the last month or two. I've got enough in my stash to keep me occupied.

Ok so besides the few random things in the mail for me already, I am not buying yarn! Or roving!

Who wants to send me gifts??? ;)


Teresa said...

Good luck!! I know I couldn't do it! Of course..I'm not the one with the problem here..it's my husband! "OMG 100 GB hard drive..$150!!! WOW!" "We have two already hun.." "I know..but this another one just in case!"

I love that wheel. I bet you're excited to finally spin up those rovings on something that will work properly. I'm going to get one in the new year. I'm hoping for a mazurka..but I'll see. I love the rose color too!

Anonymous said...

that is quite a bit of roving. i thought i was bad. well i am, buti just don't take pics of mine. i'm too ashamed. you got good stuff though. have fun!

Opal said...

At first I swooned from all the gorgeous roving you bought. Then I fainted when I found out your got the Little Gem. I absolutely adore Majacraft wheels. I have the Suzie Pro and I truly love her.

As for the roving moratorium, does it count if you trade yarn or other goods for roving?

Alpaca Christine said...

Ew someone is using your new wheel barefoot!

Knits & Stitches said...

I think brown will make a pretty purse, but I love brown. I was thinking about buying some Cascade 220 to make a sophie purse for my sister for Christmas.

I know, I know. I really need to get some! :)

All your new rovings are gorgeous!

Valerie said...

What beautiful roving! Weeping Cherry is definitely beautiful. I can't wait to see what it looks like spun up! Congrats on the new wheel and remember Christmas is around the corner. -=wink=-

Valerie said...

You have been tagged by the way, see my blog. =)

Carrie said...

Wow! You snagged some pretty ones from The Sweet Sheep. Weeping Cherry is one of the most popular colorways I've done. Can't wait to see what you spin from them. :)

Knits & Stitches said...

Thanks! I love how it turned out. I can't wait to see yours! What are you going use for lining?

Have you cast on for the tangled yoke cardigan? I am curious to know if you like the silky wool. I'm still thinking about buying some.

Minty Fresh said...

Can't wait to see some of that beautiful roving spun up!

heather said...

I am wondering about your victoriana gloves, do you think this would be fine with a varigated, one strand of fingering weight yarn? What about even a size 3 fine yarn? I tried to leave a comment on that area but it would not let me. Please email me at hthrchatman106@YAHOO.com, not hotmail. You don't have to post this either. I just want your opinion. By the way, I knit your cat toy a while back and it was so fun. I don't have small children or even a girl, I have two boys, but I still did it anyway and had a lot of fun. Thank you.

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