The Spinning Wheel has arrived!

In the last post in which spinning was mentioned, I suggested that there was a slight possibility of me buying a spinning wheel. I was umming and ahhhing over it for about a day, before I just went for it. Then, we went on holiday!

The lovely, lovely lady I bought the spinning wheel off packaged it up and sent it to me in this incredible creation of boxes. It arrived on Monday — I was at work and couldn’t get it. They tried to redeliver Tuesday, and again I was at work. I was getting upset by this point — I just wanted to play with my new toy!

Then, the interlude of hospital & illness happened. I was going absolutely stir-crazy in the house. I don’t want to cast on a new knitting project at the moment (my current WIP has been paused while I try source a copy of the pattern, which I cleverly lost). So, JS took me to pick it up. Please, please excuse my attire — as I say, I was ill and mooching about in what we affectionately call the “Africa pants” (click the link to get your own!) and wasn’t really aware that this was going to be a photo-worthy moment.

Receiving the spinning wheel, a highlight of my week.
Receiving the spinning wheel, a highlight of my week.
Note from C to warn me about various components!
Note from C to warn me about various components!

Concentrate on the spinning wheel

Gorgeous, gorgeous piece of equipment.
Gorgeous, gorgeous piece of equipment.

How to unwrap a spinning wheel

The box was like a bloody fortress, there was no way that it was going to get damaged. The spinning wheel was well protected by three fleeces from C’s own herd! JS helpfully took a video of me unwrapping it. Again, please excuse the trousers!

My spinning has progressed since. I’m planning to upload some videos of me doing it – probably wrong — and invite experienced spinners to make comments. Hopefully, they will do so, and it could be a good FAQ resource for the future. I may not be brave enough to do it – it’s also a lot of effort, so there’s a bit of a question as to whether or not I actually do this. We shall see!

Do you think it would be helpful?

I’ll give you some photos of the first skein in the next post, but I ought to head to bed for now! I’m feeling slightly better, but I don’t think the antibiotics are working. I have a check-up on Monday, so I’ll keep you updated.

Much love,

Corrie xx

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7 Responses to The Spinning Wheel has arrived!

  1. Ruth says:

    fab blog! Do let me know how you get on re antibiotics today. Were having to go home early from holiday as I collapsed yesterday, very shaky today. Will tweet you from the boat. love from Ruth XXXXX chin up!

    • Corrie says:

      Thank you Ruth – I hope you’re OK! I’m not doing too great today, my docs appt showed no infection, so basically unexplained pain with no idea what it is. Infuriating! xxxx

  2. Deborah says:

    Congratulations on your wheel! Has she, or he, beenc hristened with a name? Happy spinning to you.

  3. SpindleImp says:

    WooHoo…’s an Ashford Traditional circa 1975. Just like my very first wheel. You’re going to have so much fun playing with this baby. They spin beautifully and are fabulous for a learner spinner.

    • Corrie says:

      Thank you! I love it, though it’s a bit creaky which irritates people a bit when we are all watching TV and I’m trying to practice! We will see what happens, I’m excited about it.

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