This week has flown by. We spent it visiting my sister Emily and her family. I lugged my Louet S-10 spinning wheel down, hoping I'd have a little time to tune it up and finish the last batch of singles I had started on it.
I have been saving up to buy a new wheel for quite some time. When my sister's favorite local yarn shop closed, the owner put a Schact Ladybug floor model up for sale. We were so sad to lose that shop, but I loved the thought of having a piece of it to keep. I arranged to pick it up on this trip, and leave behind the S-10 for Sugar Plum to learn on.
I hopped out of bed early this morning to finish plying this yarn--which will be forever linked in my mind with our trip. The colors couldn't be a better match--both for each other and our surroundings. I spun up two different colorways of BFL/silk (Mukhina and Bigger on the Inside) of Into the Whirled roving that I bought at Rhinebeck 2013, so it is a culmination of lots of happy moments. A good farewell to my first wheel, which I first used a year ago in this very house.
I haven't had a chance to read much this week, but we've talked a lot about books. I'm excited to read a few that my sister recommended.