Surely I am not the only one who buys Christmas gifts for herself. This has been a "tradition" of mine since I was 23 or so, and living on my own for the first time (not counting college).
This year I remembered that my friend Vickie at The Spinner's Cottage has beautiful spindles in her shop (brick & mortar AND online). These lovelies are made by Vickie's mother, Carol, and are so much fun to spin with. Here's the one I got:
Once I bought it, I needed some fiber to spin so Vickie gave me a bit of Polish merino to try. Of course she gave me some of this beautiful red:
I thought about wrapping up the spindle and putting it under the Christmas tree, but decided that something this pretty needed to stay out where I could look at it. So it is hanging out in the studio with the other spindles and fibers.
Remember last year when I said that this year was the year to #finishorfrog the 19 or so projects in my project bin? I did pretty well, although not everything got finished or frogged. Most things did (although not all of them got blogged about here), and I'm really proud of having made progress. However, the #finishorfrog party will continue in 2015, so that I can put those few leftover projects in the "done" pile. #finishorfrog2015
In the meantime, I am on a quest to finish my husband's Christmas stocking. Yup, you read that right. 2014. But in our house, it's Christmas until the tree comes down and it's still up so ....
Happy 2015, y'all. May your dye lots always match, may your yarn never tangle, and may your gauge always be spot-on!