Yesterday afternoon I made a trip to Table Rock Llama’s for some fiber to play with. Presented with all the options, I ended up with an ounce of baby alpaca, and a wee bit of hemp, just for fun. When I got home, I moved the spinning wheel to the room with the TV and got going. After an hour and a half or so, this is what I had:
…….about 36 yards of 2 ply yarn; and while it’s still not “perfect,” I have to say I am pretty stoked about it. There’s a Beatles tune running through my head……..its getting better all the time, better, better, ooooooo.
This, of course, has brought mixed emotions to DH, who really wants to be proud and excited and supportive, but keeps seeing dollar signs flashing before his eyes. But even with the unease over the financial aspect of what is looking to become a new obsession here at Black Sheep Central, DH was quite impressed with the yummy, soft and pretty darn good looking alpaca yarn. I’m anxious to try more, but don’t want to keep ‘renting’ the wheel, and paying for fiber ad nauseum…..it’s time to “**** or get off the pot,” if you get my drift. Thus, I have been on the hunt at ebay, for a good wheel at a good price. The one I was bidding on last night ended up going for $280, which was a killer deal, but over my self imposed limit. I’ll do some more searching today.
And now on to New Word Wednesday, my feeble attempt at enlightenment and education. Todays word is purlieu (purl-yu or for us knitters: purl ewe 🙂 ) This is a word which has several meanings, which include 1a; an outlying or adjacent district b (plural): environs, neighborhood 2a: a frequently visited place: haunt b (plural): confines, bounds.
Anybody want to guess where I’m going with this???
The local fiber supplier has become my purlieu, but unfortunately I am hampered by the purlieu of my budget.