FireSpinner and all her Obsessions

knitting, spinning, obsessing…

I’m getting smart May 16, 2008

Filed under: lists,spinning — firespinner526 @ 8:52 pm

I got the mailer about the Webs Tent Sale this weekend. 20% off wheels among other things. I have been hemming and hawing all night about whether I want to buy a Ladybug or not. I came up with a list. Well, two actually.

Why I shouldn’t buy a new wheel:

  • That’s money that should be going towards my down payment on a car.
  • I will have to put it on a credit card and I try not to do that.
  • Next fall, I’m going to be so busy with school, I won’t have much time for spinning.
  • I haven’t tried out the Ladybug enough to know that it is the wheel I want.

Why I should buy a new wheel:

  • I made a huge concession recently and deserve to spoil myself.
  • I can’t stand my Columbine anymore. And because of that, I barely spin at all.
  • I really really want one!

No, I decided I will not buy a new wheel for right now. I’m getting smart.

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spending money I don’t have (yet) April 4, 2008

Filed under: knitting,spinning,stash — firespinner526 @ 12:41 am
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So, I think I know what I’m spending my economic stimulus check on… A new spinning wheel!

I went to Webs today with my mom and tried some out. I really like the Schacht Ladybug! I haven’t quite made up my mind and I didn’t really try them out, but I treadled it for a while and it was so smooth. Then I came home and spun for a couple of hours on the Columbine and want to cry. Its soooo much work to get a nice smooth yarn out of it and it gives me such a headache, all the metal on metal. Worst yet, it was my mom who put the idea in my head to get a new one. I was just looking at fiber and drooling over some handcards and she started asking me questions about the different types and then one of the women who work there heard us and came over and made me sit at the wheels… enablers, all of them.

Well, I did come home with some loot:
goodies!

Sock yarn, a sock pattern (probably not for that yarn), Soysilk fiber, 2 candles: Lemon Lavender and Vanilla Lime, Lemon Lavender oil for a DIY diffuser (now I just need some reeds… where do you get reeds?), a Webs catalogue (which already has me wanting to buy more), and oh yea, Shearsly, my cute little sheep!

Yea, we hit the Yankee Candle Factory Store too!  That’s where Shearsly, the little sheep, came from.  There were three different ones: a white one, a pink one and a purple one.  I wanted just a plain white one, but when I read the name of the little purple one, it was mine!  Seriously, Shearsly!

The colorful knitted swatch towards the bottom is actually sock yarn!  You unravel the cloth as you knit the sock and it makes a really cool design.  They’re called Flat Feet!

I’ve also become a Browncoat during my week off.  My boss lent me his Firefly DVDs and I now own my own set and Serenity, the movie that wraps everything up.

 

$16 well spent June 5, 2007

Filed under: spinning — firespinner526 @ 12:41 am

I just bought 4 oz. of roving by SparklyLoves Fiber called Lioness Rampant. I heard about it on Lime & Violet today on the drive home and flipped out. Lioness Rampant was one of the books, the last I think, in a series I used to looove when I was 13. I re-read it a couple of times, it was just so good, one of my favorites. I had to buy this stuff. I can’t wait to get it and spin it! I’m going to try for very fine, and maybe if I can manage, get a sock weight yarn.

Gotta go work on some socks!

 

Just so you know… June 4, 2007

Filed under: knitting,lists,spinning — firespinner526 @ 4:53 am

This is going to be a blog filled with yummy yarn and knitting and spinning related goodness. So, I’m gonna dive right in and tell you what’s on my needles and bobbin.

On the needles:

  • Jaywalker socks
  • Floral Yoke Cardigan
  • and technically way in the back, my Sweetheart Sweater

On the bobbin:

  • Hooked On Felt (ebay) Roving in Mimosa, 8 oz.
  • yummy colors, black, fuscha, purple and a little bit of orange for good measure
  • a little scratchy though

Filling up the iPod with my podcasts for tomorrow’s drive to work.

But for now, I’m off to sleep.