Today has been a full day already and it is only 2:23 pm. Today, Pamela of Far North Fibers hosted an open house at her studio and I had made plans to arrive and meet my good friend Cathy. It was a nice time of feeling wonderful fibers to spin, looking at her weaving projects and visiting with old and new friends. Pamela is such a wonderful host and I am so glad I got out of bed in order to attend. I also found some new treasures to use as I learn more about spinning. I am so excited to work with my new drop spindle. It is beautifully adorned with trees and birds and is hand made by Thomas C. Forrester in Canada. I also picked up a new sett gauge and an orifice hook all made by the same gentleman. The sett gauge is used after you have spun your yarn and it is a gauge used to determine what weight yarn you have spun. The oriface hook is a tool used to pull the fiber through the "orifice" of the spinning wheel. Mine did not come with one and I have decided that even though the orifice on my spinning wheel is fairly large and easy to thread the fiber though, the hook will make it even easier. As I was driving home I stopped to pick up the mail and low and behold I had a package from Florida. This package contained the most delicate and beautiful Snow Owl bead made by Mermaid Glass. I was actually going to make an orifice hook with this bead and still may but I had to have him, isn't he cute?
The last photo shown is the progress I have made on my Clapotis! It is moving right along and I think that the final project is going to be lovely. A keeper for sure.