The period of procrastination is now over and the cleaning has begun. Ugh.
Yesterday I tackled my bedroom and bathroom. I removed several layers of debris from the top of my dresser, put away piles of books and clothes, took yarn and needles and magazines up to my craft room and then gave everything a long overdue dusting. No wonder I wake up with a stuffy nose every morning!
The bathroom was dusty too, especially all around our giant unused tub.
Neither DH or I are bath people, so this tub never gets used. The only time I get in it is when I'm cleaning so I can reach all the tiles around it. Then I have to rinse my dusty footprints out of the tub. Scrubbing it is scary because I have to perch on the edge and lean waaaaay in to reach the bottom. Haven't tumbled in yet but I'm sure my day will come.
Today I will tackle the guest room and bathroom and then rope it off like a crime scene to keep M out of it. Trashing her own room and bathroom is never enough for her; she likes the guest room for chaos overflow. Not this time! It is going to take me all weekend to get this house clean and I'm not doing any of it twice.
The one room that is uncharacteristically clean is my craft room. My recent reorganization blitz has not worn off yet. All I will need to do is put away a little sewing stuff and run the vacuum.
I just lost some of the hard-won space that my cleaning created to a new spinning wheel. Well, an old-but-new-to-me spinning wheel. My father-in-law is a big collector and is always prowling estate sales and thrift stores. He spotted this wheel somewhere and decided I needed it. DH was in Maryland last weekend and he hauled it home for me.
Pretty, right? It seems to be in good shape. I will need to replace the driveband and rig up a new scotch tension band, but otherwise it is intact.
Empty hole where peg for tension should go.
I don't know what brand it is - there are no markings anywhere. I am going to post a picture on Ravelry and see if anyone has a clue. There is an oval mark that could have originally been a label.
It only came with one bobbin, but I can probably hunt down some replacements if I can figure out the manufacturer.
Of course, I needed a new spinning wheel like I need a hole in my head. This one is number four, which is truly ridiculous for someone who spins as infrequently as I do. I really should thin the herd and sell my Fidelis wheel to someone who would appreciate it. One of these days I will take some pictures of it and post it on the Spinner's Marketplace. Or just put the word out at Yarn Cravin'. There is probably a local knitter just itching to get a wheel. I could make her happy and save myself the trouble of packing and shipping.
I took a couple more pictures of the blocked Multnomah shawl. Now it is draped over a dining room chair, gazing at me reproachfully every time I walk by. Maybe get it mailed tomorrow? A trip to the post office isn't a great excuse to take a break from cleaning, but I will take any excuse I can get!
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