Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Another Library Trip!

Saturday (after DH got home!) we went to the library again.  I had been waiting for this book to come in (it was recommended in a raverly discussion)

Spindle Spinning by Connie Delaney.  It is currently out of print (so check your library)  Amazon does have a few used copies, but they are $20-25.  It is a small book, but completely devoted to spinning on a spindle---no wheel talk here!  She gives good info on different types of wool.  If you've tried to by fiber to spin with you understand how overwhelming it is when you here all these types of wool....come on isn't all wool the same?  The author explains the different lengths of the fiber and when you might prefer one over the other.   It was a quick read, but very good!  Much of the info I was familiar with, but not all.  It isn't overly technical either! I learned better ways to wind my yarn into a skein, ply, and get the right amount of twist in my singles! By far the best spinning book I've read so far (best of 3)  If you want/need more details about the book let me know!

Look what Bea sent me!!!  When she was showing her finished object (her pics are worth looking at---much better than mine) I commented on how much I liked the pillow and how it would brighten my office....then I get an email saying if I want it she'll send it to me! WOW!! The generosity of knitters overwhelms me!  Thank you Bea!!  It is so fun! and I can't wait to take it to its new home!  Bea thinks it needs a button, what do you think?  if so, what kind?

Today it goes to school...I snap a pic for you all!

7 comments:

Abigail said...

Wow! What an amazing pillow. I agree it needs a button.

How richly blessed you are.

Wool Winder said...

What a nice gesture and a very cool pillow! A button would finish it nicely. I think a big round one would look good.

Aunt Kathy said...

Bea does like to bless people, I have been a receiver of her generosity as well.

Yes a button would finish it up nicely... definitely a large round one...

How about PINK, lol

Jennifer said...

How very cool! I think a button would be grand. Something bright but not too big that would cover up the detail of the cool center.

I'll have to pass on this book recommendation to a lady at my knitting group. She learned to drop spindle over the weekend.

Stacy said...

I think buttons are the best finishers ever. Perhaps a big green one? So very sweet of her to send you the pillow - enjoy!

Robin said...

It's bright and cheerful ~ maybe a friendly ceramic giraffe button?!

Lovs2Knit said...

I love the library too! I read a lot of books so it saves me money and space. :)

Beautiful pillow! That was so nice. I think it needs a round button. Maybe pink and it definitely needs to be small enough not to cover up any of the design.