So I’ve spun a couple of batches now on my drop spindle:
Now that’s more like it!!!! I could actually knit me some sockys out of this stuff – I’m loving it!
AND, the best part is – after DH saw me struggling last night to ply the yarn using my makeshift lazy kate, and the yarn was kinking all up and being nasty to me – he told me today to go ahead and order the spinning wheel that I want. So I did it before he could change his mind! 🙂 (There’s no need to tell him that simply getting a tensioned lazy kate would solve that particular problem, now is there? It *was* also annoying to have to wind the singles *off* of the spindle just to get the spindle free to then ply it back *on* which I will then have to get back *off* again! And a spinning wheel with nice bobbins and what-not will solve that problem!)
Now I will very shortly be the proud owner of a Kromski Mazurka in a beautiful Mahogany finish! I love that it comes from Poland because DH’s family comes from Poland! Looking at the assembly instructions online, however, kind of gives me a sick feeling – am I going to figure this contraption out? Granted I am an engineer (although a chemical one….) so I *think* I can figure it out, it’s just a little intimidating is all.
So I get a belated Christmas gift! DH and I didn’t exchange gifts, we just got the boys presents. But now I get a present after all! DS#1 got two of the things he asked Santa for, and then promptly threw a hissy fit because he didn’t get the third! So we threatened to take all his nice gifts away, and he was suddenly quite happy with what he did get! My mother suggested that she might go ahead and get the thing he didn’t get (we’re going down to her house this weekend for a belated Christmas celebration with my parents) – a Jabba the Hut toy, btw, but I told her not to, since it would ruin the lesson – don’t you agree?? AND DH remembered that he has an old Kenner Jabba the Hutt toy in amongst his action figures in the attic, so we’re going to get it down and clean it up and give it to DS for Easter. That’d be better, imo, since it’ll be a toy that his Daddy had when he was little!
Here’s a few Christmas pics:
Leaving the reindeer food on Christmas Eve-
And a very Star Wars Christmas was had by all:
That’s the Cantina Set that DS#2 is playing with – it plays the Cantina Band music -how cute is that? He kept saying “Push Button?” and pushing the button to play the music. 🙂