Monday, May 21, 2007

A Long Post!

First of all, look at what I got on Saturday!
This is my new Louet S-51 DT spinning wheel. I have decided to name the wheel "Bobby" after my wonderful grandfather who with my grandma decided to get me this spinning wheel as an early wedding gift. Just as I started spinning my first skein of yarn my Dad called and told me that my grandfather had had a heart attack. He was doing pretty well today when Nate and I went to visit him, and we've kept him in our thoughts and prayers. I think that the nurses will thoroughly enjoy having him around, he is quite the tease! I think they may also limit him to one Little Debbie per day. :)

So far I've spun 2 skeins of yarn. The first one is a bit lumpy and disheveled, but I'm getting better. Tonight I am working on spinning up some green/yellow/brown roving into some worsted weight singles. I still think I am adding too much twist, so it may be plied into a thicker yarn after I am done.
We also visited D-ville yesterday to do our pre-marriage meetings and also got to catch Nate's little brother play in his praise band, and act in his last performance of, "You Can't Take it with You." He did a wonderful job, and we were glad we got the opportunity to see him.


Knittyknitter said...

Awww... I want a spinning wheel! I hope you have lots of fun with it. :) I know I would go fiber crazy!

Amanda1 said...

Congrats on your new wheel!

missmeshell said...

Woohoo! Oh and I love the yarn on the bobbin, gorgeous colours =) x