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Idyllic? Nearly.

Posted on Apr 20, 2009. 6 comments

spinning in my jammies
I like to call my sock combination "the dryer ate my other socks."
new_matchless
We had a few hiccups during setup. The wheel was tweaked during transit. There was much grinding of hair and rending of teeth.
new-wheel_in_motion
But with a little help from some Ravelry experts everything fell into place.
first_wheel_spun_bobbin_ply
I spun more in one day on the wheel than a month's worth of drop spindling. I'm glad I learned the drop spindle so well. It made the transition to the wheel smooth, my hands knew exactly what to do.
first_wheel_ply_niddy_noddy
Which makes the term Overspun double fitting. Although it looks so pretty on the niddy noddy.
overspun_singles_first_ply_wheel
I'm going to call it the Easter Egg of Tour de France.

Comments

  • Posted by AlisonH on Apr 21, 2009

    Did you hear me gasp when the picture opened up? That is the wheel of my dreams! And has been ever since I learned how to spin. But since someone sold me two Ashford wheels, all her books, and all her fiber for a grand sum of $150, years ago, I really can’t justify another wheel.
    But I rented a Schacht once, before I stumbled on that bargain, and ohhhhh they spin NICELY!

  • Posted by Hilari on Apr 22, 2009

    Congratulations on the birth of your new wheel! I can’t believe Hallmark doesn’t make a card for that!

  • Posted by marri on Apr 20, 2009

    that’s a nice piece of equipment there!

  • Posted by mindy on Apr 20, 2009

    Love it, love it, love it. And the term for the yarn if it still does that after a good soaking? Energized. Now its a novelty yarn. Have fun- I’ll have to send you some rovings from my babies, soon.

  • Posted by Kath on Apr 20, 2009

    Well from what I can tell the socks actually do match the pants so I consider that to be color coordinated!
    Glad to hear you’re having so much fun with the wheel and your spinning!

  • Posted by Christie on Apr 20, 2009

    Purty.
    Purty wheel.
    Purty yarn.

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