I have finally managed to find time to get the first items posted to our Etsy shop. More coming, of course, but here are a few teasers:
In other news: LoloKnits is currently exploring Iceland and hopefully bringing back loads of yarn and pictures of sheep. And, I got a SPINNING WHEEL for Christmas. It's an Ashford Kiwi:
which my dad was assured by the lovely people at Webs was great for a beginner and a lefty. It's GORGEOUS and I assembled it ALL BY MYSELF (you can applaud here.) I'm having trouble deciding which hand I want to draft with (which isn't a problem I've ever had with a drop spindle) and keep switching, but it doesn't seem to matter. I think this may be just another lefty evolutionary advantage (like being able to use a mouse or a ten key pad WHILE taking notes. Oh yes!) Either way, my first attempts are spinning on a wheel are turning out gorgeous. I'm using some lovely lovely roving I picked up at the Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival by Gnomespun Yarn (www.gnomespunyarn.com). The colour is called "Mourning Dove" and it's so gorgeous that I don't think I could spin badly enough NOT to make beautiful yarn. If that made any sense. I can't wait to see how it turns out.
So, that's the news now. I hope LoloKnits will have pictures and stories when she gets back from Iceland next week. And, coming up soon...KNITTING NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS!