Tuesday, December 14, 2010

We Have a Winner

I'm happy (and relieved) to say that Debbie #2 from Massachusetts has claimed her prize of Knitting Green from the Thanksgiving raffle. Debbie, your book will go out tomorrow.

Remember that I'll do another raffle when my block-hits clicker (at the bottom of the blog page) turns to 50,000. It's at 47,601 now. To be eligible, simply post a comment on the day it reaches 50,000 telling me which book you'd like and why. One entry per book please. And please, if you enter, be sure to check to see if you win!

While I've been waiting to hear from Debbie #1 and Debbie #2, I've been learning to spin thread. My friend, Lori, sent me an adorable miniature Turkish spindle from Thomas Creations. The spindle is just 4 1/2" long and weighs a mere 0.7 ounces. The shaft is made from olive wood and the whorl is made from Lignium Vitae (whatever that is). Spinning thread is easier than I thought--the spindle won't even spin if I feed it too much fiber. I have no idea what I'll do with such fine yarn; for now, I'm content to know that I can make it.


Natalie Servant said...

I'm a recent spindler & I'm having a blast. I'd love a Turkish spindle so thanks for the link - perhaps someone hasn't bought me a present yet!

Judith/Finnseach said...

You could always use the thread for lace knitting - or embroidery. ^_^