Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Fibrous Ecstasy!

Look, just LOOK, what the wonderful Frog Ponders Jess, E and Vicki gave me tonight! They presented me with a little spinning shower! I was so surprised, and touched, and happy...they are THE BEST! The perfectly rustic basket was from hand spinners Jess and E, and was stuffed full of fibery magic, including some beautiful blue Fleece Artist roving that Jess brought back from Nova Scotia, its mother land. (Mango tried to eat this, and as a result it's hiding on a high shelf in the closet, for it's own protection, until I can gain some proficiency with the wheel). Also inside were a niddy noddy and some spinning books. And Vicki made up a beginner's spinning package of the fibers of various beasts, a magazine, another niddy noddy and some really cute hand-made labels for when I get good enough to skein my own yarn. These ladies really know how to make a girl feel special. I really almost cried when they gave me these gifts. Now all I need is a spinning get-together to get me rolling!

Tonight's meet-up at Bella Vita was so much fun. The group has gotten really large, and I met some new friends, including Strung Out. Knitting really is the universal language...oh, sorry, I meant LOVE of knitting...

7 comments:

Kristine said...

It was great meeting you! See you Tuesday, with wheels in tow
:)

Vicki said...

It was such fun to put this together for you. I'm glad you liked it! Do bring your wheel on Tuesday night and we'll get you started.

schrodinger said...

What a fantastic gift!!! You've met some wonderful ladies there, enjoy the spinning.

Jess said...

Echoing Vicki here - it was so fun to surprise you! See you on Tuesday!

Jessamyn said...

Wow! I'm jealous. I wish someone would teach me to spin. That fiber looks so lovely and soft.

BTW, aren't you and Dave coming up on your midwestern expiration date? NYC needs some MUD!

Sarah said...

I wish I could join you guys! It looks like so much fun.

e's knitting and spinning blog said...

Gosh I haven't added my voice! I want to say I'm glad you got home okay with the weather in both NY and here. Sheesh!