Monday, August 04, 2008
are the best surprise.
Yarn Elf had emailed that he was sending me a Care Package. No hints as to contents were given except a VBG.
The friendly UPS man brought a very long box today that contained my Pools in the River sweater Yarn Elf had displayed in his old store. But along side that sweater was this beautiful Navajo spindle.
YE remembered that long ago and far away I'd thought about Navajo spinning. For five and a half years I taught on the Navajo reservation in Arizona and had collected several small rugs. The rug shown in the picture is one of those. The fiber is just some of Tawny's that has been harvested the last two days. And the spindle is shown in part.
This care package has reminded/reawakened the need I have to go back to some of my roots to spin and weave. There happens to be some white hoggett plying on the Louet wheel right now...as it's been since last Spring, I'm afraid.
There are several Navajo jokes portrayed in this picture, in case someone might think there's a 'mistake'.
Thank you so very much, Yarn Elf.