Saturday, January 31, 2009

Spinning in the snow

This is what I was doing yesterday
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It's my first snowman ever! I've never seen this much snow in London EVER and it's quite scary, the weather all over the world is going mad. Well anyway this meant I couldn't go out and had to cancel all my plans. But fret not, because I have a new toy to play with.
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Yep, it's my new spinning wheel! Well, it's not new, but it's new to me. I was carrying it on the bus, tube and train on Sunday to get it home safely. Imagine the stares I got, people were turning their heads and had that "what the heck is that!" look on their faces. Anyway, it's a single treadle Ashford Traveller, and I'm still trying to spin on it. My hands-feet coordination sucks, which is why I never mastered anything that requires it. But I'm determined to be a good spinner. Heck, I can foresee it taking me ages and loads of practice and frustration but no way I'm giving up.
But for now, I definitely won't be starting with these.
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The top one is Merino and the bottom one is Falkland. I think I'm getting slightly better at this dyeing thing, and I'd love to dye some more. Problem is, I can't spin the fast enough.

3 comments:

knottygnome said...

congrats on your new wheel! how exciting! your dyed roving is also very pretty.

Ice Princess said...

Really pretty Fibers, lovely wheel and very handsome snowman :OD

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Rina said...

LOL. I knew you're going to get a wheel. Soon or later. That was for me back in 2007. 3 months later there was a wheel purchased on ebay.
It's a beautiful wheel.