Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lexi with "our" yarn: my kinda girl!

Lexi's very own handspun.

Feature on Lexi's Lillehammer, Norway, show here.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Pleasant Surprise: impromptu Majacraft visit

Guess who was in our living room this morning?

Larry had picked up Owen and Glynis Poad with sister, Pam, from Homewood Suites in Columbia to take them to the airport, while I got ready to go to work. Unfortunately (or fortunately), he forgot a care package I had packed for Glynis to take home, so they had to pass by the house before going to Dulles.

Here they are trying on my spinning chairs: Owen is sitting on an Amish stool, while Glynis is propped on a stool recycled from French oak barrel.

They're now on their way to L.A. for a two-day visit.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Aura and pluckyfluff

The day that was at Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.

The temperature was HOT, and Aura, Lexi and Owen were definitely HOT among the Majacraft fans who came to see the unveiling of the latest spinning wheel. (Note Lexi's nonchalant attitude as if saying, "There's nothing to it!" and the admirer's amazement.)

Videos of spinning novelty yarn (here) and spinning regular kind (here). Lexi created both types of yarn without adjusting settings. Owen Poad, the design engineer behind Aura, says he would have to change settings to do that, but he adds, "Lexi is very clever with it as she has used it a lot."