Sunday, December 28, 2008

Leaning over the rabbit hole...

Punkin's been after me for a long time now to learn how to spin on a wheel. Kept telling me that both of us were going to learn how to spin and both of us were going to buy wheels. I resisted, preferring to stick with my spindles (once I started getting the hang of it). She joined our local spinning group, rented a wheel at her first meeting, and about a week later bought herself a Lendrum.

Yesterday I went over her house for the first time since the Lendrum arrived. She made me take my shoes off and sit down at the wheel. She brought out a ball of green roving, got it started for me (after I repeatedly botched it up), and then let me have at it...
A little lumpy here...
...well, that's a little less lumpy...



Gee, look at what I got...


Not sure how many ounces that was, but it kinda doesn't suck.

And... once I finally realized that you don't necessarily have to draft and twist at the same time (which is what I thought you had to do), this was actually pretty enjoyable.

Now, this does not mean that I'm gonna run out right now, at least and buy myself a wheel. Not anytime soon. But... things may be different come festival season--after I get my Moosie...

5 comments:

Carole Knits said...

Oh goody! I have a Kromski Polonaise that's perfect for Civil War reenacting. It's for sale. Just saying.

JessaLu said...

uhm yeah, it definitely doesn't suck. ;op

Joanne a/k/a Punkin said...

I suggest you check out the Kromski that Carole has. That is a very nice wheel! I think you'd like that very much.

It wasn't a WEEK, it was a little longer than that.

I'm loving the Lendrum but you most certainly couldn't use it for reenacting....

Elizzabetty said...

Yeah, I can feel the edge of the rabbit hole starting to crumble beneath my feet...

So when's the first festival event?

Anonymous said...

That is great! I'm sure you had lots of fun, you look so natural working it =)

- Ladymay