Thursday, April 20, 2006

I'm SO Excited!

Got home from work today to find my new Featherweight Bossie in Lacewood at my door. It's absolutely beautiful. It was a tad difficult for me to use at first on wool, so I decided to try some silk. Now, this silk top was one of the first fibers I ever purchased. It was horribly disappointing in my first attempts; my spindle was too heavy and the single would break constantly. Admittedly, I'd only been spindling for oh, about two weeks at the time, and hadn't really begun to master the most elemental of fibers. So with much regret, I tucked it away. Tonight, I thought maybe, just maybe, a featherweight and a little experience; maybe I could manage that silk! And look!
A single no bigger than sewing thread; maybe even smaller! And I haven't dropped the spindle once. Ohhhh I am in heaven, absolute heaven. I need to find a way to do my job (Office Manager)and still find more hours in the day to spin and knit and crochet. I'm having so much fun that I'm staying up too late trying to finish "just one more repeat" or "just this piece of roving," and that's not good when you're up at 4:40 am.

Thank you, Sheila; you came through again. Can I be your apprentice?

2 comments:

Sheila Bosworth said...

Cheryl, you are too funny! Sile is wonderfully luscious stuff,
and yes, it can be very fine.

That little sea of silk looks nice enough to swim in...

Enjoy!

Sheila B

Sheila Bosworth said...

Cheryl, you are too funny! Sile is wonderfully luscious stuff,
and yes, it can be very fine.

That little sea of silk looks nice enough to swim in...

Enjoy!

Sheila B