Monday, November 27, 2006

An Early Christmas

I had the fortune to spend Thanksgiving at my parents house this weekend. It was nice to be home, but I don't know if it is worth driving 9 hours (one-way) to see them for 3 days. I'm definitely flying home for Christmas.

Because I had my car with me this trip, my parents decided to give me a few of my larger Christmas gifts to take back to Madison with me. Particularly one large gift:


They bought a used/refurbished wheel off of e-Bay for me. It's a Louet S10, an appears to be over 20 years old. Mom and I tested it out on Saturday and found that it is missing a small piece where the flyer rests on the cross beam. Without it, there is too much friction/tension and it doesn't spin well. Hopefully, I can get ahold of the piece soon and start spinning on my new wheel!

And along with the gift of a spinning wheel came the gift of wool. A whole box of wool.

Mom has won many door prizes over her years in her weaver's guild, combined with some extra roving that she has purchased, and she decided to give most of it to me to spin. Hooray for having lots of stuff to spin!

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