Thursday, June 11, 2009

When you aren't looking for something...

You find it. :)

Case in point.....

You get some of this..... Mohair/Merino Mix
It was a bit bigger

To make into this..
First Handspun

oh..let me show you another picture of this ;)
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by using this....
My first wheel
*you can pick up your jaws off the floor now!**

An opportunity to get this slightly used wheel (Ashford Traveller, DD and DT) at a good price presented itself. After discussing it with hubby, he said "Happy Birthday" a month early :) So who am I to turn down a birthday gift, especially an early one. (yeah so I may not visit any LYS's on vacation, I'll live :)

I was truly content to wait a while to get one. I kept telling myself there was no room or no time...but see, about 45 mins can fill a bobbin. Ha! Well when you spin very fine and very thick you can ;) I do have a lot to learn though...

I haven't spun on a wheel since SAFF in October and I didn't do too bad. (sadly I won't be able to attend this year for various reasons) Hubby was impressed.....mainly with himself as he got me a gift I like (hey as long as he doesn't buy me clothes, we're good, he learned that early on ;) and he didn't have to leave the house to buy it!

18 comments:

Dee said...

Congrats on the new "toy". Have fun!

Bezzie said...

Wuhahahahahaha! YOu and Cpurl didn't last very long did you? ;-)

Julie said...

The best gifts are the ones we find ourselves :-) Congrats on the new wheel!

Jenn said...

Nice! I have the same wheel and she and I just don't see eye to eye. She spends her time sitting behind my couch. She is very forlorn! You did a much better job than I do!

Karen said...

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, how exciting!!!! Look at that beautiful yarn. You are a spinning pro. :)

Chris said...

I can see it now - me, the last non-spinning knitblogger. ;)

Poops said...

Welcome to the Dark Side, padawan...

Carol said...

Whee! Now if I could just find some time myself, we could both spin some nice thick and thin stuff!

weezalana said...

Congrats on the birthday gift! LOL, Hubster's been trained (as has his family) not to buy me clothes, either. ;)

MsKnottyKnits said...

This is going to be sooo much fun!! Yay for Zonda and her wheelie!

Beverly said...

How exciting! I got my wheel a few weeks ago and I haven't had a chance to do much spinning. I need to just set aside the time and do it.

cpurl17 said...

WHOO HOO!!

We can have a Spin Off now! (except I seem to have forgotten how to actually use the wheel!)

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Congrats!!! Such a perfect birthday gift for you!! I'm looking forward to finding you pretty pretty fiber at Sock Summit!!

Batty said...

See? You and that wheel were meant for each other.

turtlegirl76 said...

Yay! And you first spun on a traveller! Pauley will be happy to hear that. =) I'm so excited for you!

Trillian42 said...

One of us... one of us...

Yay! It's lovely - have you named it yet?

Laurs said...

It's gorgeous! Happy birthday :)

freshisle said...

Very nice. And a mohair blend to start with. I'm impressed!