Thursday, November 02, 2006

Its been awhile

Autumn is nearing an end, winter isn't far away and the weather reflects the chill that will soon be in the air whenever one steps outside. The leaves that were worn by trees have dropped to the ground and the artist's palette of colors is tread underfoot. Sad but necessary, as they have spent their use to the trees and now will decay and nourish the ground to once again serve a purpose as compost. It is raining today, a steady downpour. Some people don't care for rainy days, but I enjoy all that nature brings us in the way of weather. It is variety and there is something to do with each changing weather pattern.

Its too cold to wash fiber outdoors, but I have several bags of merino that need tending and I am washing it in small batches on the stove. Merino needs lots of hot water to remove the excess lanolin that Merino is known for. A lovely fiber to spin, but needs lots of care in prepping.

I await a new spinning wheel, a mini Hitchhiker. It is advertised as being airline compatable and I need a spinning wheel that I can take with me when I baby-sit my grandchildren. It must be a small wheel as there is little room in the car when they come to get me. Hopefully, this will fit the bill.

If you haven't had the chance lately to check out my etsy store, you should do so. I am now offering free shipping on all purchases--that's right, FREE SHIPPING! With the holidays coming, it is time to do your shopping and I have lots of goodies available and will be adding more soon. There are some changes coming to Etsy, notably a shopping cart which should make shopping easier for customers. I will have to bumble my way through the changes, I'm not one to find changes easy but will figure it out as I go. The store url is:

Gotta go tend that merino, it doesn't do to forget wool on the stove.

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