I actually have a bunch of pictures to show you — boh being silly, the last piece of quiche, the couch covered in books, etc. but I know what you really want to see…
I know I said I wasn’t going to take this out of the box until I met my last deadline. But I wrote 4 pages before lunchtime! And I have no will power. None.
I heart my new wheel. I opened up some of the softest BFL I have ever touched (from Paradise Fibers), and set to it. Here’s an up close shot of the bobbin after about an hour:
The yarn at the bottom (what you can’t see) isn’t quite this pretty, but man! I love this! I got out my Maggie Casey book to look through the spinning wheel section, and have been playing with the tension on the brake band. This wheel is so intuitive. Unfortunately, I’m going to have to tear myself away this afternoon to keep writing. Boh was (of course) terrified of the cardboard box the wheel came in, but has been surprisingly calm, if a bit wary, of the wheel itself.
Hooray! I have a spinning wheel! Can’t wait to be on the other side of this chunk of writing so that I can spin, spin, spin.
Along these lines, do you, oh wise readers, have any recommendations in the realm of books on spinning technique? Maggie Casey’s book is fantastic, and covers a few different kinds of drafting and some troubleshooting, but is there something else I should be reading/working through to build a good foundation?
the intentional spinner is a newer interesting book! hurrah for spinning wheels :D
I don’t have any spinning books myself, but I hear that Aldon Amos’ book is the be-all and end-all of reference guides, plus a subscription to Spin-Off would be a good thing to have.
Congratulations on your wheel! Your yarn looks GREAT!
WOW!!! Beautiful!!!! Talk about incentive to write!
YYYAAAAYYY!!!!! It’s B.U.T.FUL!! And look at you go.
I also love the Intentional Spinner and read it for weeks during my commute. I studied it. And then I went back and studied Maggie Casey’s book.
So. Your Lendrum. Tell me about the orifice? Big? Like so you could make crazy yarn? I might need a Lendrum some day…
Oooh so pretty! Congrats on procuring such a gorgeous wheel just in time for summer fun.
Yay! Congrats. It looks like you’re already doing great with it. Good for you! I hope the rest of your work turned out well, too, and that now you’re done and enjoying your wheel.