Monday, July 23, 2007

Message in a Bottle

Okay, I did it again. I flaked out of a whole week. But I promise, I just wasn't home much so I wasn't around my computer. Which is getting to be an old excuse. And especially lame because of the excitement that I should've posted Saturday morning.

What is this excitement, you ask?


OMGz it was freaking amazing. I had gotten tickets for my man (who is my enabler when it comes to The Police, as well as Sting's solo music) and my best friend, and another very good friend and her mom who is also a good friend, and so we drove to Hershey Park on Friday and had a blast. The seats weren't so great cos I didn't get tickets as early as I could've, but from my man's back I could see, and my friend's mom was the only other short person, so we were okay. Holy crap, STING! And Andy Summers! And, oh yeah, Stewart Copeland. Jerkface. I'm sorry, talking smack about your own reunion tour when you're not even two weeks into it? Lame. If he was still bitter, he shouldn't have signed on. But it didn't keep him or the others from playing awesomely. What a fantastic concert. I'm still excited about it. Wheeee!!!

And after that the weekend was busy anyway. Company on Saturday, and on Sunday I went shopping with my parents and *gasp* found pants that fit me! I am inordinately excited about this. Almost as excited as about seeing The Police. That's right. Almost.

But now it's Monday, and aside from being back to the daily grind that is life in the "real world" *pshaw*, it's also time to post some handspun goodness :) So here we have the llama that I got at MDS&W, all combed and being spun on my glorious olivewood Spindlewood spindle. Aside from the spindle itself being a dream to spin on (despite the slippery-and-breaky-ness of the llama), Steve, the guy that makes them, is a wonderful person and very accomodating. He emailed back and forth with me when I contacted him to order a spindle, trying to make sure I got exactly what I wanted. I couldn't be more pleased with the spindle. So here it is, complete with fiber and thread-like spun llama:

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The wood is ever so slightly warmer toned than that, but as I've said before, my photography skillz are somewhat lacking. And yes, I spelled that with a "z".

P.S. After posting the above, I made a button of my own for Handspun Mondays. I know, people aren't really doing Handspun Monday very regularly, and those who do are few. But here it is, and should this ever become a trend, and should anybody want it, feel free to save it to your own computer and upload it to your blog. A nod in my direction would be nice, too, but I'm not gonna be hard-nosed and insist on credit.
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1 comment:

AK said...

Hi, Thanks for the compliment on my fairisle. I'm not that good with colour but trying! The Police concert sounds awsome, Sting and the Police are one of our favourites too but must admit that we've never actualy seen them live. Love your spindles. I'm not very good at spindle spinning; probably why I stick to my wheel!