This is the the replacement spindle that Amy brought me back from Tucson. She bought two more herself and ended up buying one on behalf of another guild member. These are made by Ken Ledbetter, who after retiring, made a craft fair business of wood-turned wine bottle stoppers. He's new to drop spindles, but they've been so popular that Woodland Woolworks and Carolina Homespun are both carrying them. Boy, does mine spin and spin.
This is my first drop spindled yarn. It's still pretty thick and thin but I'm calling it novelty yarn.
We're at the Nevada caucus, where our first step is to find a safe path through the ice and snow. It was a very interesting experience, but not very representational of the population at large since you must be available that this moment, whereas a primary is like an election and goes all day. That said, I enjoyed myself tremendously. It's the most political thing I've ever done. The disappointment was that about 100 people changed their party affiliation at the sign-in table and voted for the candidate that they think can be beat in the general election. Politics as usual??
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