Ben's vest is now coming along quite nicely. Tonight I'll check the heighth and get ready to set up the armhole steeks. The weather has been absolutely wonderful the last few days. Tonight Bob and I will head directly home to enjoy an evening on our deck. Melissa, one of our visitors, is making up pasta and a green salad for dinner. I'll be settling into one of the deck chairs for a productive knitting night.
I've taken steps towards purchasing a new spinning wheel. I spent craft night setting up two Craig's List selling posts. I was surprised at how easy it was to go throught the straight forward instructions. One ad is for my antique spinning wheel. I don't know much about its background. I bought it twenty years ago through an ad in Spin Off. I do know that it spins beautifully. As you can see it is a double treadle, gossip wheel. The only reason I'm willing to sell it is that I really need a portable wheel to fit my current lifestyle. I'll get much more use out of a wheel I can take along with me to craft nights or even on vacation.
The second item is a D10 hammered dulcimer from Dusty Strings. Many years ago I got it into my head to learn to play. Since I don't have time to practice my piano these days, I figure the hammered dulcimer is way beyond my reach.
With the sale of these two items, I will be very comfortable buying my new wheel. I went blog searching last night and found several photos of the Kromski Sonata in the walnut finish. These photos are from In Yarn Veritas. All the advertising photography shows it in a plain finish which I didn't find too appealing. But, the walnut is stunning!! I am going to be heading to The Black Sheep Gathering in June to try out wheels and bring one home. If I hold out that long. There are a couple of stores in Portland that carry spinning wheels. If my Craigs List ads work, I may need to take care of things before my trip to Eugene.