Sunday, October 23, 2011

A bit of spinning.....

A bit of spinning took place while on the coast this weekend, did some reading, lots of walking, then decided to pick up the spindle and some superwash merino I had dyed a couple years ago.....once spun there should be enough of this for a pair of sox. Isn't that a cool pillow in the background?! It was made from a bathmat - Sam thinks it's weird, actually downright scary - I love it, bought a light blue one too! Forgot the camera once again so this was taken with the phone, not too sharp....

4 comments:

  1. Pretty and pretty spindle. I was stalled in my spindling so took the roving I bought for it when I bought it at Black Sheep and put it on my wheel. I think the problem was that the roving was partially felted and didn't want to draft easily. I need to get my spindle out and give it a second chance!

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  2. Yes, get that spindle out and give it another chance - I love spindle spinning.....so portable. This is a Forrester spindle, one of my favorite spindle makers, they're always well balanced.

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  3. Hi Cindy...thanks for your kind comments on my blog. In response to your question about the heart turkish spindle. I bought it from Beth at The Spinning Loft in Howell. They mail order...since she's ~40 miles away from me, I often have them send me stuff.

    When I was there on Sunday, she had 2 more of those spindles in the window. The spindle is made by Jeri Brock and weighs 24g. and costs $60. It's very similar to my Jenkins turkish spindle....blindfolded, I wouldn't be able to tell you which one I was spinning with.

    Beth is ThreeSheeps on Ravelry, you could probably PM her there or on the Spinning Loft Ravelry group.

    BTW, love your Forrester spindle, I have one of his support spindles. Love it!

    Questions?...my email is vmusselm at hotmail dot com

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