Portland Lobster is moving along. I have 14 inches of sleeves and since I'm doing two it once, that's something. Just 4.5 more inches of sleeves, then the saddles, then the finishing!
In the meantime I'm making little bags. I still haven't got them the way I want. The picture makes them look huge, but the base is 5 inches and they are about 6-7 inches tall. It has been fun fiddling with the interfacing and the drawstrings. I keep sewing the flaps on 90 degrees in error, so the drawstrings come out of the straps. They hold two yarn cakes. I'm think of putting some pockets on, too. It's been fun trying out different knots. The boys never made it to boy scouts, so mom never learned knots. I guess those guys on ships had a lot of time on their hands and invented all kinds of knots.
After explaining to The Knitted Brow how I did not want to buy a spindle online, because 1) I'm not much of a spinner 2)I would like to feel and try out the spindles and 3) how I could certainly wait a year or two until my next fiber adventure on the Mainland, lookie here!!!
I fell victim to shop therapy on Etsy. This spindle is "domestic" woods due to the subliminal message she put in my head. It is very cedar, and if I can't figure out drop spindling, or if Opal the spinning maven shakes her head in disapproval, it will keep my yarn fresh!
I checked with the Homeworld salesman, and my armoire is down to 4 in stock. I holding out for the floor model, hopefully for a discount and if not, oh well, that's karma.