It’s dark, and we’re wearing sunglasses

We’re going to Chicago for a long weekend. Plans are to visit the Field Museum and see Sue the Tyrannosaurus Rex, and visit the Shedd Aquarium.

Hubby is also taking me to visit The Fold, I’m excited! I have budget to spend from my failed attempt to visit the Maryland Sheep and Wool this year. The Fold have some great fibre, plus Socks That Rock yarn and spinning wheels… I want to try the Majacraft Rose and Suzie Pro. The Schacht Ladybug would be fun too but I’m not interested in buying one of those. I’ve spun on an Ashford Kiwi and a Louet S10 so far, Rose and Suzie feel like they would both be an upgrade.

I’ve wanted to try Majacraft wheels for a while because they’re made from rimu wood. When I went to university, Dad made me a jewellry box from a piece of rimu wood he picked up when we were living in New Zealand and carried around ever since. It’s beautifully made with a slightly curved lid and a lock set into the front. I keep the key on my key chain even though I never lock the box. It’s not the hardest of woods, and Majacraft wheels seem susceptible to dings and dents because of it, but it has a lovely orange glow. I’ve looked for rimu spindles but no-one seems to make them.

Please click on the dragon eggs while I’m gone:

Adopt one today!

Adopt one today!

Adopt one today!

Adopt one today!

Elwood: It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark, and we’re wearing sunglasses.

Jake: Hit it.

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