I enjoy receiving packages. I enjoy (even though I know it’s coming) the thrill of opening the package and seeing what’s inside. This year has been way more of that than I’m use to and I really need to slow down a bit. But I can’t say I’m displeased with my “gifts”.
While working on Emeraude
I noticed a snagging issue when it came to sliding the yarn over the swivel portion of the cable. It wasn’t horribly bad but, I could easily see myself becoming annoyed in future with it. It had already been quite a while since I purchased the needles and extra 60″ cables that I feared I couldn’t get a replacement cable. But I contacted Sue from Great Yarn Company and she handled things beautifully.
I just got the replacement cable and unlike the original it came with lifeline holes. Because they are phasing out the old cables (the one I had) they said I could keep it and do what I wanted with it. Which was nice and unexpected.
Added bonus today was a custom order I asked to be made early last month. Marilyn and Ken from Silly Salmon Designs are awesome! I had attempted two custom orders prior but, ended up finding other things in their shop that I loved (Penny & Flaming Elder).
Finally I went ahead with a custom bowl and a reserved in shop spindle until everything was ready. It arrived in pristine condition.
Ken did an excellent job implementing what I wanted in a spindle bowl. Pricing was very reasonable and shipping could only have been improved if it had been over nighted.
I finally took a proper shot of my finished Morning Dew shawl.
Everything is going relatively well. I had a minor needle injury
which I felt would heal best if I put knitting aside for a bit.
So I spun to occupy my hands.
I was going to wait until all of Deep Blue Seas was complete before plying but, I’m rethinking that. Unwinding my spindles have been a bit problematic.
I’ve lost quite a bit. No doubt around 100yds of yarn. But I’m trying to tell myself it’s a learning curve thing. If I lose anymore from tangles I might cry. I tried to save it but, I could so easily see myself never getting it untangled and having it constantly break apart and not at all be worth the effort. So I threw a huge chunk away already.
This is what I’ve been up to the past few days.
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