Sunday, May 11, 2008

Isn't life amazing?

While I was gone to Boston, my new baby came.

A Majacraft Suzie Pro Alpaca wheel.


She's hand painted with sunflowers.

She's such a beauty.

I didn't get to spin on her til today, but I'm in LOVE!

On Saturday, I went to Shepherd's Harvest, Minnesota's big fiber festival.

I took "Spinning for Scandinavian Knitting" with Carol H. Rhoades (SpinOff's technical editor, and a heck of a teacher!), an all day class.

She had tons of fleece samples for us to spin, more tons of knowledge about scandinavian knitting, and the time flew by.

After spending a week in training in Boston, I must say - now this is education!

The class was from 9-4 with an hour for lunch. The festival was from 9-5. Not much time for shopping!

However, I did manage to buy my annual Mother's day gift to myself, an Ellie Lida Basket, and fill it with fiber.

A "bag of candy", 41 colors of Corriedale from Mielke's Farm to play with on my carder; two colors of alpaca from (oh rats, I have to find that card they gave me); and a beautiful Blue Face Leicester dyed roving from River's Edge Weaving Studio.

And alpaca buttons from Inca Crafts.

Cute, eh?

And, best of all, I met up with a someone who was a virtual friend - Lori. I've been reading her blog for a long time, and now we have met. It was amazingly comfortable - we spoke of things as if we had known each other for a long time.

What a treat! Isn't this an surprising and delightful world?!

1 comment:

Guinifer said...

I am amazingly jealous about your weekend! Your new baby is adorable!