Gift cards for THE birthday. Yes, I'm a card-carrying member of the senior club.
The family has given me gift cards and I can't decide how to spend them.
1. Bigger wool cards. I have the smaller ones, so perhaps bigger ones will make life go faster. Or am I just going to get my fiber already prepped and dyed like I told myself before. Wool cards can be used for blending as well. I have excellent cotton combs already. And if I get cards, curved or not?
2. Blending board. This was not on my radar before. It looks like a good alternative to the spendy drum carder for smaller projects. Most of my projects are pretty small. But will I actually make art batts. That would necessitate increasing the variety of my fiber stash.
3. Drum carder. Spend-y. Will I actually card $600+ worth of wool in the future?
4. Wool Combs. These look like weapons of mass destruction. Based on my current level of klutz-i-ness, I could do myself or a loved one bodily harm. However, watching the videos I can definitely think of times combs would have come in handy. But, will I every process raw wool since I was leaning toward buying only processed/dyed fiber? I used pet brushes to flick my locks before, but that really doesn't separate out the shorter fibers and neps/noils very well.
Speaking of cards, I took The day to seek out my bus card and my senior club card from Zippy's. I found out I just have to flash my medicare card to ride TheBus one way for a dollar. No need to buy a senior ID card. I feel like the Zippy's card should be free and not $20/year. But after doing the math I suspect it will be worth it. My son dearly loves their chili.
I'm leaning toward the wool combs. I'm trying not to make a snap decision.
I finished spinning my Irish Cheviot and knit a Totoro. I can't decide on his face. This is my first attempt. Alas, the black for his nose and mouth do not show up well on the dark blue. The Cheviot was a bit rough but had a wonderful sheep-y smell. It was very easy to spin and would make a wonderful beginning fiber for a neophyte.
Happy St. Patrick's Day! The "real shamrock" plant from the blogless Karen O are all four leafs. I will have to ask her what it is. ('ihi'ihi lauakea)
Update: The blending board is on order!
I changed Totoro's eyes and nose. No mouth so far.
I used my Sizzix to cut out eyes and glued (gasp) the pupils on. I also embroidered some whiskers on.