Tuesday, July 18, 2006

I've Been RAOK-ed

We had a huge storm last night. We had no power from about 6 or 7 pm until about 4am! Some communities near us still don't have power. There was hail, and wind, and rain. I heard rumors of a tornado, too. It was really something. My dog totally freaked. The kids liked the oil lamps, but not so much the no tv or video games. Haha..
So, look what I got today:
A PACKAGE!!!!



I've been a lurker at this one blog for a long time. Well, I left a comment about her awesome hand spun yarn, and she emailed me. She's from Michigan, too. So, Susie asked for my mail addy and offered to send me a little prezzie. Can you believe this? Wow!! Want to see what was inside??



A spindle, and wool roving stuff, (yes I sort-of know what I'm talking about) and a super nice card. The stuff already on the spindle was not put there by me, because I have no idea what I'm doing yet. There are also instructions, and tips, and an offer to help me in person if I can't figure it out. Isn't that the nicest thing? I think so!

I am going to learn this. I've been wanting to forever. I can do it!! I taught myself to knit socks for goodness sakes! I can do this. I will do this! I'll keep ya posted, but looking at the mess I'm making so far, I think it'll be a while before I show any pictures. Hehe!

After knit class today, I took my hubby to the dentist, and there were two of my little students. My daughter gave them some of her yarn. It must have been quite a sight: Me working on a scarf, LD weaving on a loom, and the two little girls from my class finger-knitting, since they didn't have any needles with them. What fun getting a new generation fiber-addicted is!!

Well, gotta go roast marshmallows. That makes me remember: We haven't been on a bike ride in a few days. Probably should do that someday soon.

Keep knitting!

11 comments:

Mouse said...

how exciting! Good luck on your spindle spinning!

alliesw said...

Ah, lurking can pay off! Isn't it fun to knit with kids, my youngest loves it!

Kim said...

Wow.. that's really nice of her! Hopefully you'll be spinning up yarn in no time.. Then we can all see it and go "Ooooooo" and wish it was us! ; )

Whimsical Knitting said...

How nice!!! Knitters across the world are so generous...have fun spinning.
sorry about the flood, happy you have power restored!

Julia said...

Michigan! Wherabouts? I'm from Clinton TWP, Macomb County. That's just cool.

del said...

That's beautiful!! And yes, you can learn to spin; like you said, you learned to knit socks & to newbies, socks must seem like the hardest thing in the world. I can't wait to see what you make of it.

Roo-Bee-Faye said...

The rovings are beautiful! Lucky girl you are! Midwesterners are just noce by nature, ya know! At least we are in Iowa and Wisconsin!

Roo-Bee-Faye said...

Ok, I meant NICE. Not sure what noce means!

schrodinger said...

What a wonderfully generous soul. I'm sure that you will love spinning once it 'clicks'. Enjoy!

Gewel said...

Sweeeeeet. Pretty colors! And you'll have a great time with it.

stacey said...

You are SO lucky!! That is beautiful roving. You'll be spinning in no time. Just make sure to rub some of the spin magic on me too. I'm struggling here!!