Friday, December 26, 2008

Me, My Wheel, and the Same Old Fiber

Christmas is over for this year. I'm kind of glad since I really had a hard time having the holiday spirit this year. The tree never got put up over here even though it usually travels back and forth to the front hall to be safe from the felines when unattended.

After dishes were put in the dishwasher and food was put away, I asked Pat to do a bit of an adjustment, on my Sonata wheel, to my footman where it kept hitting. We think we figured out what is wrong, but if it doesn't work, I'll have to contact New Voyager since the problem started being persistent about 2 months after I had the wheel.

My plan was to knit on my shawl after dinner. I started spinning on the Sonata, to see if the adjustment was right. Well, I decided to try to finish the Rambouillet I've been spinning since September. I had 2 braids and it wants to be lace weight. Around 5 p.m. I started spinning. I took a couple of breaks, had a snack, checked the Internet, moved the wheel into the living room and watched a t.v. show with Pat while spinning.

Pat went to bed over an hour ago. I'm just finishing up now. It's now 2 a.m. and the bobbin is finally full enough. The first skein has been done for a while. I plyed it as a center pull bobbin. I have more to put on another bobbin, but, that is my plan for tomorrow night. I plan to do these 2 as a regular ply. I want to start a new fiber and refuse to until this is finished. Maybe I can finish the second bobbin by Saturday and put it aside to "rest" a few days.

Of course, I want to be able to add this to my finished UFOs for the year too. Maybe even the last of the "Mandy" from Spunky will make it off the wheel by December 31st.

Well, I'm tired, so goodnight everyone.


Donna said...

Merry Christmas Debbie! I wasn't much into the holidays myself. There was alot of that spirit going on this year. There's always next year!

Anonymous said...

I wish you luck finishing it up tonight! Happy Boxing Day!

Carol said...

Hi Deb, no spirit or tree here either...happy spinning and you'll get it done. last time I saw you and your bobbin it looked great