As hoped, my miniSpinner and I are finding time to get better acquainted. Our first tête-à-tête was a bit strained; I think I was nervous after waiting and anticipating for so long after purchasing it. But a little online help with the reminder to slow down, relax and e-n-j-o-y did the trick, and we've recaptured the magic we had together at OFFF. We are spinning some inexpensive white longwool roving to remove any pressure to perform perfectly before moving on to more exciting stuff, like the glorious camel/silk roving I purchased from Corgi Hill Farm on Etsy, below (and look at the two free samples my spindles get to play with!).
I am looking forward to turning my fiber stash into yarn stash much more quickly than ever before; yarn takes up less room than fiber!
Speaking of not taking up much room, this morning while doing chores I turned Russell out in the arena to burn some energy and work out some edema in his back legs. Oreo jumped up onto his feeder and then the inside wall. Before I could whip out my camera, she had dropped down into the space between the inside and outside walls, hunting for mice, no doubt. Glad she can handle the tight space and cobwebs; I think I'd have a panic attack down there!
I'll leave you with a photo of pretty-girl Katie, who posed so nicely for me this morning. You can see why I chose the blog background I did for winter; it accurately represents certain views around here!
That's it for now from . . .