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."
We had a few hiccups during setup. The wheel was tweaked during transit. There was much grinding of hair and rending of teeth.
But with a little help from some Ravelry experts everything fell into place.
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.
Which makes the term Overspun double fitting. Although it looks so pretty on the niddy noddy.
I'm going to call it the Easter Egg of Tour de France.


  • 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 wheel.
    Purty yarn.

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