I finished spinning my superwash merino from Two if By Hand. I ended up with 482yds/120g of fingering weight 2ply, spun longdraw, soaked and thwacked to finish. this yarn will eventually be a baby sweater for Nicole.
a few weeks back Spicy and I went to the Finger Lakes Fiber Festival. We had a nice time and i got a good many things but unfortunately my insane cat Ellie chomped down on my unattended bag of goodies so everything looks like a mess. i got some fiber: polwarth, superwash merino/tencel, shetland; some yarn: cormo, alpaca; and a new russian spindle.
i also got this gorgeous handcrafted sapele wood niddy noddy from Millpoint Emporium as a gift from Spicy. I have been searching for a new niddy noddy for a long time. The one i've been using for the duration of my spinning career is a craptacular PVC version that came with my babe spinning wheel. It's 1 and 2/3 yards, which is about the dumbest length i can come up with for a niddy noddy. i specifically wanted one that is 2 yards to make calculating length easier and this vendor was the only one who carried the right size. it doesn't hurt that it's beautiful either. i love it and it's so nice to have a niddy noddy that doesn't warp when i use it. i admit it--i'm a bit spoiled, but it's wonderful to have someone who supports my