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.

6 comments:

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...

Pretty!