Monday, April 23, 2007

Ohboyohboyohboy!!


Lookee what arrived today! Meet Midge (the name hit me on the drive home). She's not fully assembled here - I was too excited about taking a picture before the sun went down.
I am befreakin' side myself! It's a good thing I bought a bunch of roving at Stitches West in February - I am so not-good at spinning! But now that I've got my own, I should improve pretty fast.

Can life get any better? I don't think so!

14 comments:

tammy said...

Oooooooooooooooooooooo! That's brilliant. I can't wait to see how it goes. I've been playing with spindles lately and I see a whole new way to amass a stash. Pre yarn stash! Bahahahahahaha

Bogie said...

Congratulations and happy spinning!

Maia said...

Congratulations!!! I hope Midge brings you many hours of joy.

Carol said...

Welcome to blogland! I just posted my Joy to ebay! I bought a Majacraft Rose and just don't have the room for two wheels. I loved my Joy but I like the honkin' big Majacraft bobbins even better. Good luck with Midge!

said...

Oh! Hello to Midge! She's fantastic. :)

MonicaPDX said...

Oh man - A New Wheel, a momentous occasion. Hi, Midge! And yep, you get your own wheel, you get better awfully fast. Have fun!

no-blog-rachel said...

Midge and I thank you for the congratulations. And yes Monicapdx (I wish I had your email to respond to!) just 2 evenings and I'm already a LOT better at this. I've filled up one bobbin and a tiny portion of another - I can't wait to ply it and see how it turns out! I'm hoping for worsted weight - which is much better than the thick/thin bulky I've come up with my previous 3 times at a wheel!

~Donna~ said...

YAY!!!! Gotta LOVE new toys!!!!

MonicaPDX said...

Whoo, just two evenings, getting better and spinning that much? Way too cool. Good going! And to repeat what every other spinner who's been doing it a while has told you over and over... Trust us; there will come a day when you wish you could manage to spin that novelty thick'n'thin starter yarn again. ;) Really. 'Cuz, you know, Colinette and others are just way too damned expensive.

(And btw, you can email any LJ blogger as long as they leave their blog URL in a comment. Just send an email to username at livejournal.com. Mail automatically gets forwarded to their real email account, so they can still drop spam into a black hole, but can email back if they recognize you. Hint, hint. [g])

MonicaPDX said...

PS - Um, not meaning to be insultingly obvious, but just in case, never assume... You have noticed the blue-highlighted names in Blogger's comments show the person's blog/webpage URL if you hover your mouse over 'em, yes? ::looks apologetic and offers a beer, on theory it's hard to whap someone if you're holding a beer - it might spill::

Cindy said...

Very nice Midge. Very nice to spin with a wheel I am guessing. Drop spindle keeps dropping. argh.

no-blog-rachel said...

Very smooth, Monica, though I'm willing to lose beer in order to whack someone upside the head, I'm less willing to spill wine. So a nice Cab or Pinot and you're safe. :) Yes I do know about the names leading to links but I couldn't find an email address on your blog! Of course I'm senile and going blind - which will be my excuse for bad knitting and spinning - so it could easily have been there. I just didn't spot it.

Margit said...

Congrats! Spinning sure is fun!

MonicaPDX said...

::snerks, hastily grabs some good Oregon wine:: Hey, it took me almost a month to find mine in my own profile! (It's under the birth date line on profile page, also not that easily found.) Of course, I can't figure how to find email for anyone on Blogger, so guess we're even, LOL.

Getting more back to subject - I'm sure everyone's fascinated by LJ sidetracks; apologies, folks - I hope we'll be seeing a photo or two of spinning? And what kind of roving are you spinning, anyway? How is Midge behaving for you?