Tuesday, April 03, 2007

My new baby!


I went for a trip over to the guild again yesterday, and was lucky enough to come home with this! My aunt sourced, repaired and oiled it, and although it has a tension knob missing, it still works beautifully. Actually the absence of the knob has helped me to understand the mechanics of it a little better, and we've got a very clever temporary replacement of a length of homespun and rubber band! I also got to get a one-on-one lesson, and then a group lesson and chat with a range of other spinners from beginners, not much more experienced than I, to those who've had 30+ years with the wheel. My first attempt was pretty good Isabel tells me, although it looks like crap to me! Anyway, I was so excited by my first handspun wool that I had to knit it and here it is!

3 comments:

Stitch Sista said...

I want a turn I want a turn lol. I feel a visit coming on!

BTW I reckon that wool looks pretty darn good too!

Baa Bum Mum said...

wow I ahve to agree thats is pretty damn even homespun for a first whirl!

Susanne's House Of Wool said...

Well done keep trying as is does get eaiser, and when the rhythm is flowing so does the spinning.