Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Look what I got! Salvation Army is my friend. I went there to drop off a ginormous carload of stuff that Fuz and I no longer need/want, and I stopped into the thrift store, and there was a spinning wheel!
I have been drooling over pictures of spinning wheels in the Halcyon Yarns catalogs for years, but I never thought I'd be able to afford one. But there she was, covered in dust between two stools. $40. For those of you who are not in the know, this is aproximately 1/10 of what one could expect to pay for a spinning wheel. Really nice ones can cost upwards of $1,000. So, after researching the maker, asking for advice on Craftster, and checking with Fuz (space is at a premium here) I returned to the store and bought it. Yay! I am in love.
It's made by Clemes & Clemes, a manufacturer which no longer makes spinning equipment. But there are rumors that they're going to start again real soon...
In other news: we're going to France on Friday. Maybe I can buy roving to spin? We will see...

PS- No, I do not know how to spin. I'm working on that part, okay?

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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Grad School? Check.

I'm back.
Today Fuz and I will go upto Philly and tomorrow we'll return with the rest of my stuff. The cats, thank god, are already here in Silver Spring.
I am a Master of the Fine Arts in all but name.
Graduation on Thursday.
Woo hoo.