Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Spinning Wheel

This photo sums up how I feel right now:

Sort of serene and dreamy and very warm and contented inside. If I were a cat I would be purring now : )

I have just ordered my first spinning wheel - and Ashford Elizabeth 2 from Wingham Wool Works .
The wheel comes with a £25 fibre voucher so I have ordered nearly 2kgs of Shetland white tops to learn with. A very kind friend who lives nearby is going to show me the basics. I am so thrilled because I didnt think this could happen. I tried several at Woolfest and the ball bearings on the Elizabeth made treadling easy for me. I was supposed to wait until December as my birthday and christmas are close together but......well......you understand I just couldnt????
PS The photo was taken by my son at Woolfest. It is the view outside our bedroom window in the B & B on the second night.


Julie said...

Yay for a new spinning wheel coming much earlier than expected! :)

mandycharlie said...

Congratulations I'm sure you will get many years of joy out of your wheel.

You coming Wednesday? Long time no see.

Ambermoggie, a fragrant soul said...

luscious picture and so pleased you got your wheel:)) I got one today also from a very kind raveller:)

Linda said...

Enjoy your wheel, its so relaxing to spin.

Christina said...

I do hope this works out for you, Claire - Ashfords are great - but at Woolfest I thought it was "Timbertops or nothing"?!
Have fun.