Um, yeah. It’s been a while since I blogged. I really didn’t plan on being gone so long. I blame it on ravelry. I post all over the place on the forums there, and then there’s not much left to say on the blog. I have to keep reminding myself not everybody is on Ravelry yet.
I didn’t mean to slack off on the blog stalking either. I look at all the other blog stalkers, and my pictures just seem so blah and not very entertaining. Maybe I’ll make my New Year’s resolution to start blog stalking again. We’ll see..
So, what does it take to bring me out of hiding? December 2nd was our 10th wedding anniversary. I was going to write a nice long post with some old and new pictures of the husbeast and I, but you know, the day just snuck up on us and before I could blink it was done. We went out for a nice dinner, and he gave me a new emerald ring (it’s huge!). It was actually quite sweet because he gave me a card, and he is usually not a card giver, and tied on the inside was the ring. it was a total surprise, and oh so sweet. But still…that wasn’t enough to get me posting.
What about my new nephew, Damien Blaze? You think that would have brought me out of hiding, but nope. He was born November 19th weighing 9lbs 7 0z and 22 inches long. Yeah, he’s a big boy. At three weeks old now, he weighs nearly 11.5 lbs. Phew! A head full of dark hair, with blonde streaks. I’ve never seen a baby born with streaks in his hair, it’s just too cute. Awww. I’m absolutely in love with him. I’m finally an Auntie!
Know what else didn’t bring me out of hiding? A finished object, a sweater that I knitted with my own hand spun yarn. (Don’t worry, that’s my next post which I won’t wait so long to write), a second place ribbon I won at the Fall Fiber festival in the novice spinning category, and not even and the yarn and fiber I’ve been buying.
So what exactly is it that spurred me to come out and say Hi?
Lendrum Double Treadle, Complete. I am in LOVE! This is my anniversary/Christmas present from the husbeast. See, we were going to go to Vegas for our anniversary but with the kids in school and work being butts about taking the time off, we decided to save that for another time. So instead, he bought me this wheel 🙂
I’ve read tons of reviews on this wheel, and I don’t think I’ve seen one bad thing said about it. And let me tell you, all those reviews, they were so right! I knew I wanted a wheel that I could fold up, since we’re a little tight on space. I had it narrowed down to the Lendrum and the Kromski Sonata. Yesterday, I drove down to the Woolery in N.C. and tried out both wheels. I liked them both, and really didn’t notice much difference when I was spinning. the 2 reason I went with the Lendrum though are because the pedals are a little closer together which was more comfortable for me, and also I like how it leans towards me when I’m spinning. I don’t really need the extras just yet. The fast flyer, jumbo flyer, etc. But I figured it would be easier to buy it all at once and then I’ll have it when I’m ready.
This wheel kicks ass and then some. I had it up and spinning in less than 10 minutes. 5 of that was me prying the box open. (Do they use industrial strength super glue? hehe) Here’s what I have on it so far…
This is Superwash Merino in the TIS THE SEASON colorway, from Middle Kingdom Fiber.
It is so pretty and Christmassy. I don’t think I’ll have it done in time for this year, but I’m thinking it will make some awesome Christmas socks for next year.
I really should have waited until after Christmas to get this wheel. I have loads of things I need to get done still, maybe we will have Christmas late this year. Or I can just give I.O.U.’s instead of actually gifts 😉