Sunday, September 17, 2006

Confessions of a Fiber Addict Binge

Yesterday was fun. Cynthia came up with husband Roger, who had a blacksmith meeting he went to. Cynthia, Rissa, and I all hung out together, and we had a good time. We went to the Junior League's Boutique, where they sell used really nice clothes. Cynthia founds lots of pretty things, because she has lost quite a bit of weight (and she looks fabulous!). I couldn't find anything to fit my fat ass. Oh well. Then we went to my house and Rissa put my spinning wheel together. Then we met up with the husbands and all went to eat at Fire Mountain. Very enjoyable day!

Okay, confession time. I've been a baaaaaaaaad girl. Mark kept getting all these cool things from these fishing things he joined, and all I was getting in the mail were icky bills. I was getting jealous, and I wanted some fun things from the mail box too. So I decided to fix that.

First we have some little kits I got from the Silver Needle. That is such a cool shop, but it is mostly counted cross stitch. These kits are Mill Hill Seasonal Windowpanes, and they have this cool little frame that looks like a window pane. You swap the pictures through the year. The first one is July/August 2006, then September/October 2006, then I also ordered July/August 2005. Aren't they just too cute?

They all have a little wooden thingy too that you put on the outside of the frame. I just love them! And I signed up to get a new one shipped automatically every other month. Bad, bad me.

Then I got some sock yarn from Knit Picks. From left to right, Memories Smores, Memories Redwood, and Gloss Serengeti. The Redwood turned out dark in the picture, but it is very pretty, with lots of red and brown, and a little green. The Gloss is soft, soft, soft! It is a merino wool/silk mix. I can't wait to knit with it.

This is the new Socks that Rock yarn from the every other month sock club from Blue Moon Fibers. This picture turned out dark too, and really doesn't do the yarn justice. It is gorgeous, with maroon, greens, and blues. I can't wait to knit with it!

This is my first kit from the Opal sock of the every other month club from CV Yarn shop. I've never knit with Opal, so this will be a treat. Its very pretty, with lots of greyish blue, gold, and cream. I'm looking forward to seeing what color pattern it knits up into.

And I saved the best for last! My spinning wheel! It is an Ashford Elizabeth. It had a few little things that had to be worked through, but nothing major. I got a good deal on it too. I am very happy with it. So soon I will be spinning and dying my own sock yarn! Will that stop me from ordering all the other sock yarn? Nay!!!!!!!

Okay, I must be good now. I will have to brown bag my lunch for weeks to make up for this spending spree. LOL At least I will have something to do after I eat my sandwich!


Rissa said...

Brown-bagging it is the way to go...besides it leaves lots of time for stitching or knitting! I had a nice time too, I even enjoyed the Belly Dancing class.

Just live lean until seminar. That is where the real goodies will be! :-)

Cyn said...

Is WAS a good day! I apologize for being so quiet--just wasn't 100% that day. I love all your goodies and am so happy for you getting your wheel. I wish the BD was Sat. evenings! I'd 'drop in' with y'all the weekend I'm up there. I miss my dance class (and still don't know too much about what happened to my teacher after Katrina). As far as I know there is none in H'burg. :(

Anonymous said...

WOW! Love those yarn colors...can't decide which is my absolute fav -- the copper/rust colored ones in the first pic, or the 2nd pic. But then I’ve been on a copper/rust color kick lately, with Lesson 3 of Metal Thread Embroidery EGA ICC. LOL. Which, BTW, is on black fabric, with gold and copper Japanese gold metal threads, and silk couching and etc. stitches in gold, copper, rust, and that green that copper turns sometimes.
MH kits: cute ones! I keep looking at that MH bead/stitch kit of the train station scene....I think I’m gonna have to buy that one.
Crewel: BTW, am gonna start stitching tonight at f2f chapter meeting on GCC Fantasy Remembered. My first time doing “real crewel embroidery” -- as opposed to bumbling around with those cheap little kits that they used to sell at Woolworth’s over 35 years ago. Wish me luck!
Spinning wheel: don’t know a thing about them...but that sure -looks- nice. Have fun with it!
--Lynn in southern NJ

Anonymous said...

BTW, I forgot to reply to your email.
-Crewel Confidence: sure, if you want to bring it to Seminar, I’d love to see it f2f. But only if you’re driving and you have room in the car to transport it properly without damaging it.
-Me bringing Metal Thread ICC piece(s) to Seminar: yes, I’m planning on bringing Lesson 3 and also the first two lessons to show CS people. All are small enough (less than 5x5” each), that I could pack them into a small box with bubble wrap between each to protect.
--Lynn in southern NJ