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.
Concentrate on the spinning wheel…
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.