2015 Cyber Monday ahead of schedule

I started thinking about my recent purchases. And I realized fiber related ones have been 4 in the past two months. Some books and singular patterns in February and yarn and needles in March and then my latest acquisition which arrived 2-3 hrs ago.

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It’s from aaronmakesstuff on etsy and instagram. He makes the most beautiful and high quality spinning related tools. His style is contingent on his latest interest and right now he’s enamored with color pencils.

Always wanting a support spindle I frequently looked at his shop updates. When this one came in I immediately wanted it. Mother Dear felt I had shopped enough and I should wait. And logically I couldn’t convince her that his stuff went fast and you weren’t guaranteed another like it later on. I was not happy and feared someone else would get it first.

Some other online non-fiber-related was done and I jumped at the chance to purchase this as well. I worried about shipping. Would it break in transit? Would arrive at a reasonable time? I personally don’t handle online shopping calmly. I become neroutic and fixated on the tracking updates.

Today it came and I made myself do house chores before I could play with it. Of course this was after making sure it arrived undamaged.

Finally I was able to test it out.

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I picked it up a lot quicker than I thought I would. Pre watching support spindle videos sure came in handy.

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This is more of the same spindle project and my hope is that if I spin majority of it at one time I’ll be finished pre ply before no time.

Besides it’s fun.

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Decisions

I’ve over the past few months had a desire to test knit. Unfortunately, never having done it before I ran into the endless delimma of needing prior experience to test but can’t gain said experience until I do. Finally a very nice designer took pity,

Howth by Yvonne McSwiney
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I’ve also been participating in another test knit that you’ll find out more about once published. I now have experience!

Viajante 2.0 a.k.a Celestial/Mulberry Ash is hibernating. I have decided to repurpose the yarn into
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More on that to come.

Spinning I’d spinning. Slow but steady progress.

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I take from the majority bits at a time that sits in a bag with the spindles I’m using. Every time I have to “reload” from the bigger supply I feel as if I’ve accomplished a great milestone. The goal is to keep meeting the little ones until one day I dig in the bigger bag and find none left. Then it’s plying time!

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I tried to wait

I wanted to be like other bloggers and have this really cool post on the date I first blogged. This year will be the 7th year anniversary. But, a lot has happened that can’t be made to wait.

Mulberry Ash has been renamed C e l e s t i a l to reflect the color difference.

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But before that happened a few other things occurred.

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I realized making my own viajante wider and more shoulder accommodating meant more yarn used quickly so it required more yarn overall. So with a $10 off coupon and a sale I did this.

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So I could have this.

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I ordered Thursday and got my order Friday all without choosing expedient shipping! Crazy right?

More?

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Stroll Tonal in Pond was on sale. You’ll see this again soon for I have a gift in mind.

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Capretta in Harbor was on sale (I think) and it’s meant to go with the Capretta I have in Turmeric.

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Alpaca Cloud in Wonderland Heather it is the softest thing I’ve ever felt.

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Alpaca Cloud in Smoke Heather

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Alpaca Cloud in Midnight Heather.

All ordered to see which I wanted to use for a cardigan. I look forward to playing with those.

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I can explain

M u l b e r r y. A s h

M u l b e r r y. A s h

I couldn’t resist. And I’m on a 3 month deadline. And I’m adding another 231yds (2,310yds total). Please allow me to live in my delusional insanity until there are 25 days left in the deadline. That will be June 28th by the way.

I figure by that time I can either give up and sit in a corner while crying hysterically and rocking back and forth wielding a pair of US7’s. Or I can be putting a heat compression on my hands to combat the swollen stiffness of the tendinitis as tears of triumph stream freely causing me to murmur in a deranged fashion, “never again”. Either way crying and acknowledgement of insanity will insue.

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It called me. This is totally not my fault. I have some Galileo I’ve been itching to use but, I want a bit more yardage  than I have. So I’m going to attempt to spin 300yds of sport – weight yarn to go with the 2 skeins of Nebula and the 2 skeins of Lunar. We’ll see.

I purchased 3 new patterns today. This is a huge deal. One: I don’t buy patterns often. Its an expense I rarely can afford. However, I’ve had these three on the list for a bit and I had funds that would have gone to a magazine subscription that didn’t pan out set aside so I spent some of it. Tin Can Knits is having a BOGO sale. I bought

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and got

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Free!

Or vice versa.

I also purchased

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I look forward to working on all of these.

In the meantime I do believe I’ve fallen off the wagon. Or is it on the wagon? 《Having a Seinfeld moment》

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