Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Been a while...

Sorry I've been MIA lately. Just not enough time in the day to get everything done. Summer is HOT & busy. Which means HOT & stressed. My A/C quit working on my truck, of course during one of the hottest times of the year here. The hubby put some coolant in it, we are hoping that works, I really don't want to have to take it to a shop & spend hundreds getting it fixed. I rode around in that thing for weeks baking! UGH  I drove home today with it blasting cold air until I was ready for a jacket, just because I could. LOL

Anyhoo... I hope everyone is having a good summer, & I hope it is cooler & less humid where you are. :)

Here are my latest yarns....

Informant - Superwash merino from Micamynx.
Spun into this pretty, soft & squishy yarn, 270 yards of 2-ply, 16 wpi / fingering.
Narcissus batt from Blue Mountain Handcrafts
Spun into this lovely, super soft yarn, 176 yards, 2-ply, 12 to 13 wpi / Sport weight.
Look what else I got!!! Some awesome new Super De-Duper bobbins from Heavenly Handspinning.
Since I can't see being able to afford my Elizabeth wheel for a while yet.... and since I have no intentions of ever selling my little Babette (Fidelis wheel), I'm kind of attached to her.... When I saw that Jan had new super sized bobbins I snagged me a couple. These I can afford! And they are awesome!!! I have started spinning some black/white fiber that I had, a total of 9.2 oz, that was the largest qty. I had of one particular fiber. These babies are supposed to hold up to 10 oz of fiber on one bobbin!! One bobbin!!!!
Here is a photo of my original bobbin with one of the new ones. The original bobbins are pretty dang big.
And let me tell you how wonderful Jan is, if you don't already know. When my new bobbins arrived, they didn't fit just right on my wheel. I contacted Jan about that, sent her some photos... she suddenly realized what had went wrong. She had tested the new bobbins on her double treadle & new electric wheel, worked fine. She didn't even think about trying it on her original (one of the very first) Fidelis wheel. The wheel measurements were changed since then & my little Babette is one of the older models. Her & her husband proceeded to immediately make me 2 new bobbins, I had them in a matter of days! They spin wonderfully, nice & smooth & quiet.  You just can't ask for better customer service!! Thank you so much Jan!!

Hope everyone has a great week!


Channon said...

Those Fords are wonderful people. I'm tempted to get a couple of those big bobbins too, because I REALLY love to ply on my Bellus.

I'm so jealous that you have handspun FOs! I still have my little aqua batt all plied, ready for me to wind off and give it a bath and a thwack and...

Fingers crossed the added coolant does the trick!

gMarie said...

hope you are able to stay cool. People in Seattle are huge wimps give us high 70s and no air and the city thinks it's experiencing a heat wave!

Love, love, love that handspun. It's incredible. g

gypsyknits said...

Jan and her hubby are awesome!

HOT and HUMID? That's an understatement. It's miserable.
Hope your truck keeps pumping cool air.

The yarn is beautiful. Any plans on knitting it anytime knew I had to say it.

Bubblesknits said...

That is definitely some awesome customer service! :) Love your new handspun. Whatcha gonna make?

Gnat said...

So pretty! Your spinning is looking great!!