Thanks for the shout out about the shop! Hope you enjoy spinning up the fiber. :)
I used the Hiya Hiya 9 inch needles for one of the premie hats, too. My fingers were killing me, so I had to switch to Magic Loop for the next hat I made.
Erin you really have found your calling! Your spinning is beautiful! You haven't been spinning that long. It really looks great! I've got to get a wheel. Your shows really make me happy. Thanks.
The handspun is fantastic.By the way, love the A-Team reference. I had to laugh when you said, "I love it when a plan comes together." Hubby and I were fans of the 80's TV show (I had to be with three brothers around...I had no choice!) and we watch the new movie over and over.I purchased the Debbie Macomber book through iTunes for my iBook app and absolutely loved all three stories.
LOVE the Blossom Street Series from Debbie Macomber and agree with you that her books are "feel good". They flow a lot smoother and faster (for me anyways) then Kate Jacob's books. Keep your eye out for the 3rd book in the series after Knit Too, called Knit The Season.Knitting & Crochet Fiction (that I've found)http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/stickn-needles-guild/810884/1-25