Mike and I managed to take pictures after work on Friday. So, I have some really pretty pictures of my Hannibal Lector Delicato Mitts. For some reason I really love the palm pictures even though the fancy stitch work is on the other side.
I really love these gloves. I think they have climbed their way into my favorite glove spot. The yarn is the best. It’s so soft and the color is gorgeous. I highly recommend Dharmafey’s Cosmic Fiber Silky Sock yarn, in fact, she is working on two more skeins of it for me as I type. Those two will be in Dexter inspired colorways.
Lots of exciting stuff has been going on for me lately. I’ll save the best for last.
First, remember the seeds I was worried about growing, well, they are growing. I now have about 15 or so little green dots that look like tiny Lithops. So far so good. I would take pictures of my tiny babies, but I think they are too small right now. I don’t think I’m good enough at focusing to get a decent picture, maybe Mike could.
My Phrag Mini Grande bloomed. I’ve been super excited about this one since I first noticed the beginnings of a spike. It’s such an unusual looking orchid.
I decided to do little bit of catching up on my blog reading this morning, and Sock Pr0n completely intrigued me with her post about Little Meadows Farm. I ended up poking around their website for a while, and decided to adopt a sheep. I adopted Chocolate. Their adopt a sheep program looks pretty neat. You pick a sheep to adopt and then they reserve that sheep’s fleece for you when they sheer them in the spring. They send you little updates about the sheep throughout the year while you wait. I’ve never worked with raw fleece, but I’ve wanted to for a while, so I’m really excited about this. I love supporting small farms, and I really like the idea of knowing the sheep your fleece came from. So, I have a year to figure this raw fleece thing out. I’ve been emailing Liese back and forth all day, and she’s very nice. She’s given me lots of tips, and I even ended up purchasing 1 pound of fleece from her to practice with.
Now for the best. I know what your thinking, that last one was pretty cool and it wasn’t the best?!
I ordered my first spinning wheel today!! I’m so excited. I’ve been saving up for a while and I finally picked one and took the plunge. I was originally trying to save up for a Schacht Matchless II DT, but I started reading reviews online and decided I really liked the Kromski Minstrel more. It’s gorgeous, and I don’t think I saw a bad review for it. I would have rather tried out some wheels before purchasing because of the price, but I don’t know anyone in my area that spins, nor do I have a LYS. So, I had to decide based on reviews. When I finally decided that I wanted a Kromski Minstrel, I was super excited to realize that I had enough money saved up for it. I thought I was going to have to wait for months! It was such a great feeling to decide and order right away. Now, I just have to survive the anguish of waiting for it to arrive!
That’s enough excitement for one post. Hope everyone has a happy Mother’s Day!