New toys!

Pat and I have new toys!  I will let Pat describe his new bike!  It is a SOMA Extra Smooth frame, and matching fork, with a Shimano 105 drivetrain.  The wheels are 105 hubs laced to Mavic Open Sport rims.  The bike was built, including the wheels, by Mike Baltunis, one of the owners of M&M Cycling.  He even managed to get a 105 long cage rear derailleur to reliably shift an 11-34 mountain bike cassette.  



My new toy is an Ashford drum carder!  I ordered it from Grandma’s Spinning Wheel in Tucson, AZ.  And picked it up on my birthday!  I’m working on alpaca fleece at the moment.


It prepares fleece for spinning and I can also blend different colors of fleece together for very unique yarn colors.ImageImage

Too much fun!!!

See ya!



About psobrien

Hi, my name is Sandy and I am a retired professional quilter turned fiber artist with my main interest in spinning wool , using natural plants to dye fiber to be used in tapestry weaving. I grew up on a dairy farm in Kentucky, travelled around the world and now make my home in Southeastern Arizona with my husband, Pat and Duffy, our Westiepoo.
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One Response to New toys!

  1. Cindy in FL says:

    Great fun! I love the colors you blended! It is delicious-have fun.

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