Friday, December 19, 2008
I've finished the Noro scarf and now just have to block it. A nice gift for someone.
I got a B+ in my difficult Geomorphology class. I'm very very very pleased with that.
And since I'm in a Christmassy sort of mood.....
Friday, December 12, 2008
I have gotten the Noro for the scarf I was making. Progress is being made.
The 3 cats. You mean the psycho-killer-cats? The finger-chomping-killer cats? They've so far bit everyone that has tried to hold them. Including my mom who has a swelled up sore hand now from it. My finger swelled a little from the bite but not alarmingly so. It's going to take a long time to get the wild out of them I'm afraid.
Babette blanket is still in progress. I have finals next week and then hopefully I can work more on that.
I'm 3/4 of the way through two pillows made with my handspun. I'm very pleased with how they are looking.
I've finished 2 pair baby socks.
I knit a very tiny annoying-to-knit mitten but it looks good.
I knit two tiny hats for a gift.
And I started another pair of socks.
Seems like I knit more if I keep track of it.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien)
6. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)
8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
10. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling)
12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)
14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
16. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Rowling)
17. Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
18. The Stand (Stephen King)
19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Rowling)
20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
21. The Hobbit (Tolkien)
22. The Catcher in the Rye(J.D. Salinger)
23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
25. Life of Pi
26. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
28. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
30. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
31. Dune (Frank Herbert)
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
34. 1984 (Orwell)
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
36. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)
37. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)
38. I Know This Much is True (Wally Lamb)
39. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
42. The Kite Runner(Khaled Hosseini)
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
54. Great Expectations (Dickens)
55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
56. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)
58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
63. War and Peace (Tolstoy)
64 - Interview With the Vampire
65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
67. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
69. Les Miserables (Hugo)
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
73. Shogun (James Clavell)
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
76. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)
77. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
78. The World According To Garp (John Irving)
79. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)
80. Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)
81. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)
82. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck)
83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
84. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
85. Emma (Jane Austen)
86. Watership Down(Richard Adams)
87. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
88. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)
89. Blindness (Jose Saramago)
90. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)
91.The Skin of the Lion (Ondaatje)
92. Lord of the Flies (Golding)
93. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
95. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
96. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
100. Ulysses (James Joyce)
I better get to reading.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Socks from Knit Socks book. Completed and saved for Christmas gift, maybe.
Babette blanket, still working on it. It's looking good and will be nice if I ever get a couch.
The stole is where it was last time I mentioned it.
Road scarf, I'm still waiting to go to a real yarn store to get more Noro.
I've finished plying the wool and I've found a pattern to make a pillow cover so I think that will work nicely.
OK then, any new business?
I moved, more on that later.
I now have 3 kittens, more on that later.
I've knitted one pair of baby socks and am working another pair. No, I'm not pregnant.
I've also been spinning a bit.
I motion we adjourn.
Friday, September 26, 2008
I'm spinning some roving from Freckle Face Fibers and the wool is great but I'm not liking my plying. The green and brown I don't like how I've put them together. But it might look good as a hat. We'll see. I'm anxious to start on some other wools I've bought and so now I see why people have more than one wheel.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
You Are Teal Green
You are a one of a kind, original person. There's no one even close to being like you.
Expressive and creative, you have a knack for making the impossible possible.
While you are a bit offbeat, you don't scare people away with your quirks.
Your warm personality nicely counteracts and strange habits you may have.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
In college I worked a year and a half at an accounting firm. I was your basic go-fer, filing, copying, filing some more, answering the phone a little. I made a whopping $4 an hour. One of the accountants was pregnant and would work on a counted cross-stitch during her lunch hour. It was your basic baby scene with pastel colors and rattles and cute sayings. But I liked how everything looked just so. And hey! I can count. So off I went to Wal-Mart to look at crafts. You could buy little cross-stitch kits with everything you needed for a little Christmas ornament or whatever. I also ended up doing a couple needlepoint kits. Those were nice too. I liked the exactness of the craft, as long as you counted correctly (count twice, stitch once) everything came out right. So started my love affair with cross-stitch. I bought a lot of pamphlets, subscribed to magazines and stitched away happily, making ever bigger and bigger projects. But do you think that's all I was doing? There's more.
Friday, July 25, 2008
I'm spinning some beautiful black merino wool top. It's 8 ounces worth, the most I've bought at one time. It's Louet and I bought it at Purls of Wisdom. Forgive me if I'm repeating myself, I'm too lazy to go back and look at my previous posts. This will be Masonic Lodge socks too I'm thinking. Hopefully 2 pair.
I also saw this tutorial and I really love the yarn colors. I need to take a class or something on combining colors. Other people can think of combinations I would never dream of.
Have a great weekend!
Friday, July 18, 2008
The good news is at the fiber festival I attended last weekend, I met a fiber farm person and she hosts the fiber guild. So I'm afraid I'll have to go. She seems to be a down to earth person and I think I'll enjoy it. A solid block of time to work on something (or 2 or 3 somethings) would be great.
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I started teaching a friend to knit a dishcloth and of course I started my own to demonstrate. So that will be done quickly I think.
I also have my knit hat pattern I'm working on. I'm converting a flat pattern to be worked in the round and it's more difficult (for me) than I thought. I had 8 rows done on the brim but I'm going to have to pull it out and rework it. Weird stuff happens. But I'm very please with the yarn and I'll eventually be posting the pattern here.
Have a great day!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
But in college I kind of got into a clothes refashioning kick. I'd look through catalogs and magazines and see what I liked then try to make something similar or use some of the ideas. I ended up with bermuda shorts (they were cool back then) sewn inside out and cheap shoes with sequins or beads sewn on. I even had some blue jeans that I bleached half of them and wore them that way. I dyed a few things but didn't do a very good job at it.
My second year of college I was working for an accounting firm and one of the women there was pregnant and working on a counted cross-stitch. There was the danger......
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
My first memories of any kind of craft were when I was about 5 or 6 years old. My grandma showing me how to do embroidery. She or my mom bought a little kit that was preprinted and I embroidered the design. I may have done more than one. That is all I remember until I hit about 13 years old. I spent one summer every day at my aunt's house and I had a latch hook kit of flowers that I finished that summer. I really enjoyed it and did several others in the years following.
Monday, July 07, 2008
I also got to go to Yarn, a nice store in Durango. I bought some of the much talked about Malabrigo and some Noro. Silly me, I hadn't brought any knitting needles other than the size 2 dpns for the socks. So all I could was fondle the yarn. Maybe tonight I'll play with it. Not sure what I can make with just one skein apiece but I'll try a hat or something.
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
What's happening on the knitting front? No, I'm not knitting the front of anything. I am knitting Quelle Erqsome's lovely Masonic Lodge socks. I've actually managed to memorize the pattern. The heel flap gave me a bit of a problem when I first started it but it was due to my inability to read a pattern, nothing wrong with the pattern. Thinking inversely doesn't work too well with me. I think for the second sock I'll actually write out what I need to do right there. I'm using some yarn I got from a thrift store sweater I took apart. The sweater was pretty boring but I got about 5 pairs of socks worth of yarn from it. The sweater only cost me about $2.
I'm also knitting the lovely Sea and Shells Stole by Dee Bamford. It looks great but is taking forever to knit. I'm using Jaeggerspun laceweight yarn and it's wonderful. There are 34 repeats of 12 rows and I've done 8 repeats so don't expect me to be finishing this anytime soon.
My other little project has been to design a hat. I've done some swatches and now I've ordered the yarn and needles I want to use so keep an eye here for that pattern in the near future. It's my first try at designing something and I've enjoyed the process a lot.
I've finished spinning a beautiful batt from Butterflygirl designs. It was a short staple length and slippery so I had a hard time and had to pay attention or it would just slip away from me. The color was called Tequila Sunrise and it really did look like the drink. I'm not sure what I want to do with it yet. I might just leave it as a single for now.
Sorry I have no pictures. I haven't managed to win a camera yet from Pioneer Woman. If everyone else would quit entering her contests, maybe I'd have a better chance. Grin.
Have a great day!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
- I now am the proud owner of a Bissell Powerforce Turbo. This sounds very much like a Power Ranger. Of course it's red, like the strongest Power Ranger. My favorite Power Ranger group is Mystic Force. They have the coolest song.
- I just did a superhero quiz and came out as Superman. Hmmmm
- I have no clue how much a tarp to cover a pickup bed would cost.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
P.S. The movie was really good, by the way. I enjoyed it.
ETA: I count clothespins as well.
Monday, June 09, 2008
Friday, June 06, 2008
YES/NO GAME RULES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
You can only say yes or no. You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone messages you and asks!
Over 18? Yes
Danced in front of your mirror naked? Yes
Ever told a lie? Yes
Been arrested? No
Kissed a picture? Yes
Fallen asleep at work/school? No
Held an actual snake? Yes
Have YOU Ever run a red light? Yes
Ever drink and drive? Yes
Been suspended from school? No
Ever been fired from a job? No
Totaled a car/motorbike in an accident? No
Sang karaoke? Yes
Done something you told yourself you wouldn't? Yes
Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? No
Ever laughed until you wet yourself? No
Caught a snowflake on your tongue? Yes
Kissed in the rain? Yes
Sang in the shower? Yes
Sat on a rooftop? Yes
Thought about your past with regret? Yes
Been pushed in the pool with your clothes on? Yes
Shaved your head? No
Blacked out from drinking? No
Had a gym membership? No
Been in a band? No
Shot a gun? Yes
Liked someone with nobody else knowing about it? Yes
Played strip poker? No
Been to a strip joint? Yes
Donated Blood? Yes
Liked someone you shouldn't? Yes
Have a tattoo? No
Have or had any piercings besides ears? No
Made out with a complete stranger? Yes
Caught someone cheating on you? No
Skinny dipped? No
Regret any of your ex's? No
Been to a rodeo? Yes
Been to a NASCAR race? No
Been in Love? Yes
Burritos at the convenience store across the street are all buy one get one free today. Which is good because suddenly they are smaller than they used to be. A sad state of affairs to be sure. (They are actually handmade and not prepackaged so the dreaded convenience-store-burrito-blues do not strike with these. I like them)
Sweet Child o Mine. nuff said
Frosted cherry poptarts are delish this time of day. (looks like I better get to eating)
I suddenly have ideas and thoughts bouncing around in my head, socks to knit, fiber to spin, and sewing. I actually want to sew. I'm sure that once I get going, that notion(ha ha) will fly away as soon as I sew something crappy. The truth is it annoys me to sew badly but the only way to fix that is to sew more which I don't want to do because I sew badly. But a sock bag wouldn't be too difficult now, would it?
Happiness is a warm puppy.
The girl that works up in a different office looks enough like my sister in law to be sisters. I should ask if they are related. I really should.
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Monkey socks are finished. Gifted to dad since they came out huge.
Icelandic wool spinning is finished and plied. Destined to become a hat. Large dpn's purchased for just such a thing. And the hat is almost finished now. Veddy quick. It will satisfy your longings for an FO
I went to a lovely shop in Parker called Purls of Wisdom where I bought the giant dpns and a sock knitting book and some black merino fiber to spin spin spin. I love it. My first LYS shopping experience.
My life is trying to get back on track after recent and not so recent traumatic events that I won't go into here. Life is trying.
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Accent: I think I have no accent, but, I've been told I have a very slight kind of Missouri accent. That's where my dad grew up. I think of it more as a slight redneck accent.
Breakfast or no breakfast: Food is veddy good.
Chore I don’t care for: Matching up socks.
Dog or Cat: cat
Essential Electronics: computer and a good stereo
Favorite Cologne: soap
Gold or Silver: silver or white gold.
Handbag I carry most often: It's a little over the shoulder backpack. My shoes and a book and some knitting will fit but the bag isn't big enough that I'm tempted to put too much in there.
Insomnia: I used to have that problem, but hopefully some things have been resolved.
Job Title: Accounts payable, budget, testing supervisor, other duties as required....
Kids: 2 boys
Living Arrangements: 2 bedroom house in town
Most Admirable Trait: My empathy and smarts.
Naughtiest Childhood Behavior: I really can't think of anything, how scary is that?
Overnight hospital stays: When I was 5 or so I was in the hospital for bronchitis and pnuemonia for 3 days in an oxygen tent. Since then I've just been in for 2 c-sections.
Phobias:Spiders and enclosed spaces. Spiders make me squeak when I see them and I just feel trapped in enclosed spaces, even if it's just a crowd of people enclosing me.
Quote: I'm not normally like this.
Reason to smile:my kids
Siblings: a sister
Time I wake up: By 5:30 most days, a little later on the weekends. I'm not a sleeping in person.
Unusual Talent or Skill: My thumbs are double jointed.
Vegetable I Refuse to Eat: cooked carrots, ugh
Worst Habit: procrastination
X-rays: Just my wrist when I broke it
Yummy Stuff: comfort food, mostly potatoes
Zoo Animal I Like Most: the lions, raaaarggg
Thursday, April 17, 2008
I have a book meme. "Borrowed" from mattress police
"1. Pick up the nearest book ( of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people & post a comment here once you post it to your blog, so I can come see.
The purpose of this meme is, in other words, to propagate complete gibberish across the Internet. I cannot express to you how thankful I am that someone has finally taken on that task."
The Lord Mayor now produced a further 1,000 for the fund. In recognition Scott promised to make Cardiff the Terra Nova's first port of call on his return. The Cardiff Chamber of Commerce gave a farewell banquet for the officers in wood-panelled rooms of the Royal Hotel.
I'm only tagging three bloggers because they are the only ones that I've talked to more than a brief comment and I've been reading them the longest of any blogs.
and A Good Yarn
Have a good day!
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
The real news is my Ashford spinning wheel is wonderful. I spun 4 ounces of Spunky club fiber from November. The yarn came out very nice and I'd like to make some mittens but I'm still looking for an easy pattern. Now, spinning time is battling with my homework time.
This Friday I'm singing a small solo in a Good Friday musical presentation at church so I've been practicing that every night now. I'll be nervous but it should go well.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
And here's da rules........
1. Pick 10 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDB and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. No Googling or IMDB-ing. That's cheating, and that's no fun!
So see if you can guess mine......
1. I bribed them to sing a song that would drive us insane and make our hearts swell and burst.
2. You think that you're too cool for school, but I have a newsflash for you Walter Cronkite... you aren't.
3. Please! This is supposed to be a happy occasion. Let's not bicker and argue over who killed who.
4. Burrowing bounders! They must be breeding like... well, rabbits.
5. You're wondering, "What is a place like me doing in a girl like this?"
6. No more training do you require. Already know you, that which you need.
7. Your stunned silence is very reassuring.
8. How can a train be lost? It's on rails.
9. And then he calls me a jerk and says the last guy who thought he was a jerk was dead now. So I don't say nothin' and he says, "What do ya think about that?" So I says, "Well, that don't sound like too good a deal for him then."
10. I suppose the life of an anorexic duck doesn't amount to much in the broad scheme of things.
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
I've been doing a lot of soul searching lately. My life seems not right. It's like I'm lost in a world of I don't know what to do. It muddles your thinking and makes you write not good sentences and stuff. ya know? I'll let you know what happens if the thinking ever un-muddles. I've got a lot of ideas going around in my head.
Monday, February 18, 2008
I had a lovely breakfast bought by co-workers this morning and so I'm slightly fatter and happy too. If it wasn't President's day, I might get a card in the mail too. But maybe tomorrow. If I'm lucky.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
I just got my birthday gift to myself yesterday and I'm very happy with it I must say. Do I know me or what?
Monday, February 11, 2008
I did finish a pair of socks for my mom last night. If I can remember, I will give them to her tonight. I was making them for myself, but when I got the toe finished, turns out they were too small for me. They were made from some recycled sweater yarn I got from a thrift store. The man's size sweater yielded enough yarn for about 6 pairs of socks I think. So I promptly cast on another pair for me (I hope).
I'm working on a scarf for me to match my lovely hat. It's an easy easy pattern so it should be done soon. Crazy Aunt Purl is right about the bigger size needles making it drape better. I'm doing mine on size 13s. Kind of odd switching from size 2 for the socks to size 13 for a scarf.
My carpool partner was listening to my baby alpaca yarn woes and hinted (strongly) that she'd like some socks made from the baby alpaca and that my woes would be over if I would just do that. So, I guess I'll look for a good worsted weight sock pattern. Easy would be good too.
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
this post inspired by karie
Monday, January 28, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
As you can see from some of the blogs I read, I'm into being environmentally conscious. I found this picture over at No Impact Man. I went to a budget type meeting where I work today and realized how far away I'm getting from that kind of mentality. Worrying about budgets and state funding and politics and such. I'm really looking for a better way to do things. From the graph, obviously people aren't getting any happier from all their increased wealth. So me thinking that money will make me happier is definitely a wrong way to be thinking about things. This year I'm trying to consciously think about what I do and if it's what I really want to do, or if I'm doing it because of some set of "rules" I have in my head from the 1980s "telling" me I want to have a certain kind of life because "that's what you are supposed to do". Those rules haven't been working out for me so it's time to do something different.
Monday, January 21, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Oh, did I mention it's cold out there?
Monday, January 14, 2008
I've started classes again so again my knitting time will be limited but it's a nice break from reading or studying.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Use the third letter of your first name to determine your New first name:
- a = poopsie
- b = lumpy
- c = buttercup
- d = gidget
- e = crusty
- f = greasy
- g = fluffy
- h = cheeseball
- i = chim-chim
- j = stinky
- k = flunky
- l = boobie
- m = pinky
- n = zippy
- o = goober
- p = doofus
- q = slimy
- r = loopy
- s = snotty
- t = tootie
- u = dorkey
- v = squeezit
- w = oprah
- x = skipper
- y = dinky
- z = zsa-zsa
- * a = apple
- * b = toilet
- * c = giggle
- * d = burger
- * e = girdle
- * f = barf
- * g = lizard
- * h = waffle
- * i = cootie
- * j = monkey
- * k = potty
- * l = liver
- * m = banana
- * n = rhino
- * o = bubble
- * p = hamster
- * q = toad
- * r = gizzard
- * s = pizza
- * t = gerbil
- * u = chicken
- * v = pickle
- * w = chuckle
- * x = tofu
- * y = gorilla
- * z = stinker
- * a = head
- * b = mouth
- * c = face
- * d = nose
- * e = tush
- * f = breath
- * g = pants
- * h = shorts
- * i = lips
- * j = honker
- * k = butt
- * l = brain
- * m = tushie
- * n = chunks
- * o = hiney
- * p = biscuits
- * q = toes
- * r = buns
- * s = fanny
- * t = sniffer
- * u = sprinkles
- * v = kisser
- * w = squirt
- * x = humperdinck
- * y = brains
- * z = juice
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Monday, January 07, 2008
3 pairs socks
3 scarves (1 made with handspun)
1 hat (made with handspun)
I'm halfway through another pair of sock and halfway through another headband(that I'm rapidly growing tired of knitting) and I started a hat yesterday because I wanted a hat. Not too bad a total for me considering everything else I do too.
I got great yarn for Christmas. 2 skeins of silk/wool and 2 skeins of Regia sock yarn. I don't have the first one in front of me so I can't conjure up the brand off the top of my head. The silk/wool I'm thinking of making into a scarf as soon as I get some Addi circular needles. The sock yarn I've decided today to try the Monkey socks.
I'm halfway through spinning some fiber from Spunky. The merino/bamboo colorway "Vineyard" and the superwash merino colorway "Amaryllis". I'm hoping hoping that I will get to order the fiber of the month again this month. I'm waiting to see how much I get back on my loans for classes this semester. I'm taking two classes and need books but I'm hoping to get at least $15 for new fiber. Oh, and $20 for a new spindle. My other one has developed a crack. Well, not developed. Ummm, kind of jammed between my leg and a doorway. My leg now has a bruise, the spindle has a massive crack in the shaft and the doorway has no damage to show. The spindle still spins, albeit heavier and kind of wobbly. But I'm *such* an experienced spinner it shouldn't....matter.....at......allllllll. Yeah, we'll see.