Monday, June 14, 2010

Sushi, Customs, and Fredie

This was one hell of a Monday

4 hours in and I was ready for Tuesday
Luckily, fiber makes any day better!

Check out my Sushi yarn!

This is fiber from (RuLeOuT): fIBer AdDicTiOn NOS

And I finished my Entrelac scarf!!

I haven't blocked it yet, but this is made of 100% yarnspun on my Turkish spindles!!
Mostly my beloved Jenkins family.
But a few were done with my newer additions from
IST Crafts and the Spanish Peacock.

All of the fiber used in this yarn came from special places!
Most of it came from Phat Fiber boxes, some
from yarn stores that I have visited recently,
and even some that I mixed up on my new drum carder!

I would love to tell you where all the fibers came from
but I would never get them all right!
If you recognize your stuff, let me know and I'll add a shout out!

Notice the Sushi yarn (from above) that I used to finish out my scarf?
Also notice how my spinning became finer and more refined as I went.
This has been a true learning expierence.
I've really only been spinning since December.

I think I've come a long way for 6 months!

This is picture is because it's pretty
and also for those out there who might
wonder what the fiber looks like before it is spun!

This is from SilverSunAlpacas

Also, any sucky Monday
that ends with a package like this on your door step,
can't be that bad!

This is a new little discovery that I came across a few weeks ago.
Its the United Kingdom sister to the Phat Fiber box!

The Fibreholics Box!!

The samples are each a bit bigger but you get fewer of them in a box.
All super squishy and lovable!

Plus they are the perfect size for my next project.(which I will tell you about later!)

Oh and my crazy day landed me at the Volkswagen dealership
because Fredie was broken and I had to get him fixed
(for a small fortune)

For those that haven't met him yet,
This is Fredie!!!

He likes coffee and he's always taking me on crazy adventures!

So, I briefly considered trading him in today.
I know it's crazy.
But in all fairness, I've had so many little (but expensive) problems
with this car from day one.
But like an abusive boyfriend, I still love him dearly
and just can't seem to leave him.
It makes me sad to think about getting rid of him.
And I think the only thing that could possibly replace him
is another Bug, maybe in another color, like RED!

I have to give a shout out to the team at VW Audi, Huntsville.
They really took care of me today.
(except for the hole in my wallet thing,
but I don't blame them for that)

When I returned to pick up Fredie,
Jeff greeted me with "did you bring Leroy?"
What? Huh?
"how about Jenkins?"

Turns out I had a keychain on Fredie's keys...

Who knew that anyone would actually go to
my website because of one of these??

Kind of cool!
and I always like it when I find out that random people
are reading my boring nonsense.

so anywho...

Reggie (from the sales floor) worked all day,
looking at options all because I woke up and had a whim.
Jeff (from service) saved me a bundle
by coaching me through changing my headlight!
And then Jeff and Portia (from parts)
gave me a sweet deal on this super cool bag!!!

I mean, it was just sitting on the shelf, calling my name.
It knew it was mine!
Portia and Jeff agreed!
Thanks Guys!

And it looks like my UK Fibreholics goodies
were meant to live in this bag!
So it's perfect!

I'll just throw in a spindle or two and I'll be good to go!