Sunday, November 20, 2011

Ravelry Widgets

Since we visited (and enabled, I might add) Luann last weekend, I have been adding a few more things to Groovy Spinning.  Luann helped me figure out how to add a Ravelry button to my project page and then I extrapolated that to a Ravelry widget for a link to a pattern I'm currently working on.  I suspect you have to be a Ravelry member to get to these pages.  If you are not a Ravelry member, please try them and give me some feed back.  I may have to put "login required" underneath as a caption.  I hope not.  You can find some really cute ravelry widgets by just googling "ravelry widget".  Too much fun!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Meet Lydia

I've been lusting after a new spinning wheel for several months now.  One in particular - the Schacht Sidekick.  Its not like I don't have...let's see...6 or 7 already.  Its like the old lady in the shoe- I have so many spinning wheels I can't even remember their names sometimes.  Time to get rid of one or two.  That will take some thought.  In the meantime, I have been bonding with Lydia since I bought her at Deer Camp from Carol (River"s Edge Fiber Arts).  I named her Lydia because I was listening to the first episode of the Craftlit podcast on my way home on Monday and Pride and Prejudice was the book being read.  She's amazingly stable and spins like a dream for such a little lady.  Take a peak.....

Deer Camp is a reference to the fall circular sock knitting machine retreat held in Coleman, MI about the time that deer hunting season opens.  Melissa, Edie and I stayed at our favorite B&B in Beaverton, the Nestle Inn.  We had an amazing visit and even though things didn't go quite perfectly at the CSM retreat (meaning I didn't finish 4 pairs of mittens and 8 pairs of socks). It was a great get-a-way.