Thursday, 26 January 2012


My sooper dooper treat to myself arrived yesterday, via the very nice man next door (thank you Don!)  Here is what was in the box
Can you tell what it is yet?  Stu took pity on me, grabbed his tool box and started assembling it for me.  He’s a good boy.
The strange shadow along the bottom is probably cat ears!
And here she is all finished. 
My very own Ashford Kiwi spinning wheel!  Purchased from Wingham Woolwork, who very kindly included a £15 voucher for fibre, which I will very much enjoy spending.  I didn’t have much chance to try it out last night, but I think we are going to be very good friends.  I was a bit worried that the transition from spindle to wheel would be very difficult, but the only real problem I have been having is in getting the right amount of twist in to the yarn and that really will just be a matter of practice..... and I intend to get a lot of practice.


pinkundine said...

Oooh, pretty :) I've just ordered a learn to spin kit, so I can join in with the handspun loveliness!

Hanrahan said...

I will be watching your blog with eagerness, spinning is so much fun, I hope you think so too!

Renee Anne said...

Hehe, you couldn't resist...

I love my wheel. I have a Majacraft Pioneer (double treadle, no orfice hole to deal with).

I hated drop spindles (I have three)...not because I couldn't do it but because I was always having to stop and start when I'd have to wrap or if the fiber broke (which didn't happen often, actually). It also happened all the time because I'm short.

You will love your wheel :)