The crocuses just suddenly decided to show their faces after several days of rain and then some nice, kinda warm sunshine. I was so happy to see their little bits of color peaking out of the mostly dead garden. The daffodils are 6 inches high now and look like they might burst one day soon if only the sun keeps making return visits.
Now, you know I have a wheel. An old wheel that I have used to make some lovely yarns and upon which I spun all the yarn for his sweater in fact (on tiny bobbins). But Saraspunda is wobbly and I work had to make that yarn and it's time consuming. It never bothered me much since I'm rarely on a deadline.
But, the thought of a new wheel that moved smoothly and quietly (Saraspunda has an integral squeak) was enticing. I thought about it and decided I wanted a wheel that was easy to travel with for when we go to the park, or to take to Em's house. I went to my favorite yarn store and they had the Kiwi in stock and I got to play with it in the store. I fell in love with it. I bought one there and then. Kate was with me and decided she wanted one, too. So, we had two wheels on the back seat of the car.
It's lovely to use, so smooth and easy. It doesn't take much to make me happy. My husband makes me happy. He's going to spend his part of the bonus on computer parts. Probably. Or tools. Maybe. He's undecided. He's going to put the finish on my new wheel this week and even offered to paint velociraptors chasing people around the edges for me. Isn't he a sweet guy? He's still going to make me a new wheel. Now, instead of a travel wheel, he'll make something like an Ashford Traditonal with its graceful lines and clean looks. He can take his time and plan it out.
It's also Daylight Savings Time tonight. I keep reminding myself to turn the clocks before I go to bed so I'm not quite as disoriented when I wake up.
Tomorrow we have to do the laundry that didn't get done today due to the interference of the new wheel. And grocery shopping or we won't have food. And then we can relax and enjoy what's left of the weekend.
And on Wednesday, there's snow in the forecast. Sigh.