Wednesday, October 7, 2009

In which the Rabbit makes a new friend

Her name is Esmé, and she is a Schacht Ladybug. The Rabbit found her at the Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival in Tunbridge, VT. She's right out of the box here, waiting to be put together by the Rabbit's delightfully handy friend, Jonathan.

The Rabbit's extremely excellent spouse, Mr. Rabbit, agreed that a spinning wheel would be a very good present for the Rabbit's 45th birthday. But outlets selling spinning wheels are scarce in Rabbit Country. So they agreed that the Rabbit would try out some wheels while in Vermont. And then, while at the Festival, the Rabbit spotted a sign: "Ask me about my one-day Festival pricing on the Schacht Ladybug." And so she did. And she tried out one of Esmé's sisters on the spot. And she bought Esmé.

Every Ladybug has a birthmark, each in a different spot. Here is Esmé's:

The Rabbit believes firmly that Esmé is the Best. Spinning. Wheel. Ever. Here's what she and Esmé whipped up the first time out:

This was spun from 100% Rambouillet roving, hand-dyed by Christine of Now and Zen Yarns. Note to self: Rambouillet is yummy.

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