Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Some of My Pretties

As I've been hopping from craft to craft lately, I've not only rediscovered quilting and cross-stitching, but spinning as well. Specifically, spinning with a drop spindle. A couple of new spindles have found their way home (goodness, I just don't know how that happens!) This little beauty came to me via Etsy, from Butterfly Girl Designs:

It's a laceweight spindle, with a millefiori whorl, and I absolutely love it.

This one followed me home from the Wool Gathering a couple of weekends ago:

It's a "Mjolinor" from Greensleeves Spindles--again a lightweight, made of yellowheart and bird's eye maple. (Neither photo is very good, but you can click on them to see them a little closer.)

Both of these are lying on the table next to the bed, loaded with merino/silk blends in blues and purples. I usually take a few moments before bed to spin a little. I don't expect to finish a huge quantity of yarn in the near future, but this is one time when it's all about quality, not quantity! If I count the takhli support spindle I'm spinning cotton on, I have five spindles and two wheels going right now. Like I said before, I'm never bored!!

As promised, I have a giveaway! No particular reason, except I had this little leftover bit of top after a day of dyeing. It's about an ounce of merino/bamboo 50/50 blend, and it goes to a randomly chosen commenter. Just leave your thought before midnight ET on Thursday, October 8, and you go in the drawing.


Sugarbeestudios said...

So pretty!

kat said...

love the shine, great job!

Yarn Tails said...

Those spindles are beautiful! I love the first one. The color and all of it!

betzi said...

I love my BGD spindles too! And that fiber is delish!

Chennpug said...

Oh my, I almost picked up one of those little spindles at the Wool Gathering! (Second pic) I could only barely buy it though, and if I did I wouldn't be able to buy any fiber at all, and what's a new spindle with nothing to spin on it? Lovely. And the millefiori one is gorgeous too!

Heather said...