Sunday, October 15, 2006

Bit the Bullet

I think everyone knows I have been on the look out for a spinning wheel. Well, I found one. I drove out to Cache Creek where there just happened to be a spinning workshop. I went out after work on Saturday and I came home with a wheel.

Paul got up early and put it together for me, he is a good man. It is not hard to put together, yet you save a ton of $$ if you buy it in the box, I was willing to save the money and I knew Paul would enjoy putting it together. Once you check them out real close they are really an amazing feet of engineering (pun intended)

We had a really busy day doing work around the house. [It seems the remodeling at the office is spilling over into the house.] I did not even get to try it out until this afternoon. I did not have any trouble getting started, I am not saying the yarn I am spinning is wonderful, but I got the thing going and I was happy with that.

Remember the 10 lbs of roving I bought a while ago? I sent most to Darryl but kept some for myself, (just in case) that is what I am working with now. I have a little bit that the lady I bought the wheel from gave me, but I wanted to practice a bit first. I am happy with the results, now that I have a wheel of my own I have a chance to improve.

I, of course, can't wait to try some other fibers. Practice first!


Shannon said...

Does this mean I should be expecting some yarn spun by Kelly for Christmas? (maybe, hopefully, in case you can't tell this is a big hint)

Wudas said...

Oh yeah! Now we're talking. Now if I learn to spin and Shannon learns to spin we'll all be a little more twisted.

Wudas said...

Doesn't this wheel fold? Would you please show a picture of it folded? I don't remember this wheel at all. Just the Ashford Joy.

Wudas said...

I have a new blog address:

angie, party of one said...

I like that at your Cache Creek you get yarn, and at our Cache Creek we get money.
Very interresting!!