Yes, indeedy, my Ashford Joy arrived on Friday morning. It sets up pretty quickly. The flyer is screwed into place with a bobbin on it and the two bobbin spindles swing out and also can serve as a built-in Lazy Kate. I'm still getting used to it but have already spun and plied some 100% Corriedale. The 298yd are worsted weight and will be nice for a small lacy scarf or a hat. My goal is to spin and ply DK weight to knit a twisted stitch hat. Possibly the one in the Fall 2010 Interweave Knits magazine.
In the meantime, I put a push on to finish my Traveling Woman's shawl in the Dye-Versions 100% Bamboo yarn.
Ollie is helping me block it.
Last Wednesday, I attended this month's Trillium Embroidery Guild meeting. These finished pieces were on display.
This sampler pattern has many stitches to choose from. It uses #5, #8 and #12 perle cotton.
And there are a couple of Christmas projects that are nearing completion.
The hummingbird is being stitched over one thread!