Monday, April 16, 2012
later today i'm flying into st. john's. my newest grandchild will be born within the next couple of weeks. this time my daughter and son-in-law chose to know the sex of the baby ahead of time. it's a boy - and knowing this has made him already such a member of the family. we're all just waiting for him to make his appearance.
this is a peak work time for me to be getting yarn and kit orders out to the shops so i'll be taking my work with me. 20 bags of batts for 20 skeins. i took my travel spinning wheel in last month when keith and i drove in for the trade show.
and for the quiet evenings, i'll be working on my latest textile piece.
Friday, April 13, 2012
one of the many reasons i love making yarn is that it is an activity that is gentle on my body. except for the carding. recently i applied to the newfoundland government through their "technology utilization program" to purchase a new carder. i love my old louet but if i'm doing a lot of carding at one time it's very hard on my shoulder. my application was approved (they will pay 80% of the cost) and my new pat green big batt carder from chilliwack, b.c. is installed and in use. it purrs. it is so smooth (lots of ball bearings) i can't believe that the fleece is feeding through. and the drum is larger so i can do more at a time. thank you newfoundland government!