Now With Added SpinMonday, January 13, 2014
I don't think it was technically a Christmas present. More like a happy-new-year-and-by-the-way-I-love-you present. You see, on the way to Cornwall, we went on a roundabout route from London via Bristol. And there, we stopped off at a little shop called The Spinning Weal.
Just, because it was on the way. Mostly.
And The Most Amazing Husband bought me a beautiful new spinning wheel. For real.
It is an Ashford Kiwi 2 wheel, which is a compact, front-facing, double-treadle wheel. We packed it up and drove on to Cornwall. And then, I spent the week spinning in front of a fireplace. Having never used a wheel before, it took some time to get used to. I used up quite a bit of my "mystery fibre" and soon got into the spin of things. I know.
I'll show you the results of my first spin some other time. Today, I'm enjoying this bundle of candy-coloured fibre which is slowly being spun into lace-thin singles in alternating stripes. I pre-drafted everything and got it all ready to spin, arranged it in a Rather Specific Order, and then sat down last night to make spinning magic.
Because really, everyone needs sprinkles.