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A Day of Reading

So today I found not only Interweave Knits in my box, which I swear is getting better and better, but also Wild Fibers and the creme de la creme a sales flyer from the Woolery – which of course puts on a great sale right before the festivals – when I’m saving my money. I am being good though just picking up a few more bobbins while they are on sale for my Schacht. One more regular and two more high speed because I can’t seem to get finer than a DK on my regular ones – I’m thinking now kicking up the speed will get me to not only do lace, which I’ve proven, but also fingering, and sport weights. Plus you know for a good cabled yarn – which I’m looking to explore soon – you need 5 bobbins. For my Joy – no problem at 8 bucks a pop – please hand me a dozen, but at $31 each – I have to economize. I hate that word – e-con-o-mize, which to me is similar to the word torture, but has to be done – at least until I win the lottery. 🙂

While we’re on the topic of reading, I would like to mention I just finished up a fabulous book that is fiction based on fact – The Hummingbird’s Daughter is a very worth read or in my case a super worthy listen because it was read by the author Luis Urrea – make sure to click the link and check out his website, blog and don’t miss his page on Teresita. This book was 20 years in the making and hopefully soon to be a movie – there is a script being written. Also there will be a sequel to the book as this one starts off from the birth of Teresita through her exile to America. Teresita, the Santo de Cabora (Saint of Cabora), is a very special young women who is the daughter of a very young Yaqui girl and the very rich ranch owner Don Tomas. She has a very interesting life, where she grows up to be a traditional native healer and mid-wife until a horrific event changes the direction and she begins to perform miracles of healing. Set in a the late 1800’s, amidst an unstable political Mexico, the backdrop is rich and Mr. Urrea brings you right there. Don’t miss out – put this one on your summer reading lists.

~ Madame Purl

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  • If you ply from re-wound bobbins, you don’t need oodles of expensive Schacht bobbins. I have cheap $1.50 cardboard storage bobbins that I wind the singles onto, and ply from those. I can’t tension the cardboard ones, but you can use any bobbins (Joy, whatever you have) as storage bobbins.

  • Oh, and the hi-speed bobbins are only really required if you are spinning in double-drive mode. The scotch tension side of the hi-speed bobbin is exactly the same as the regular bobbin.

    I love getting the Woolery catalog, too!

  • COMMENTS (3)

    1. Jennifer 04 May - 2007

      Ooo, you’re going to have so much fun!

      The book sounds fascinating.

    2. Sue 04 May - 2007

      Oh, and the hi-speed bobbins are only really required if you are spinning in double-drive mode. The scotch tension side of the hi-speed bobbin is exactly the same as the regular bobbin.

      I love getting the Woolery catalog, too!

    3. Sue 03 May - 2007

      If you ply from re-wound bobbins, you don’t need oodles of expensive Schacht bobbins. I have cheap $1.50 cardboard storage bobbins that I wind the singles onto, and ply from those. I can’t tension the cardboard ones, but you can use any bobbins (Joy, whatever you have) as storage bobbins.