Feb 1, 2007

ECF - Wheel Edition

My package arrived today, just in time for Eye Candy Friday.

!st night with the Wheel

Nuff said!

ETA - Perhaps that wasn't quite enough said. My new spinning wheel arrived yesterday and I wrote this post late last night in a state of euphoria. I was really excited because I had not been able to spin since December when I took the fall that sprained my ankle and broke my toe. That occurred during my spinning class. At the time the whole spinning thing had just clicked but my results were still quite poor.
Last night the wheel arrived and it was beautiful. It's a Lendrum DT (nameless as yet) and I love it. I pulled out the basket of fiber that I've accumulated and started to spin without any real expectations. I just wanted to get acquainted. By the time I went to bed at about 11:30 I had nearly filled my first bobbin and, shockingly, it's pretty nice looking. There are parts that are still kind of ugly since the fiber had little bits in it here and there and I'm a novice BUT... this is the thinnest and most even result I've had so far.
This is my eye candy today because the wheel is beautiful, the color of the fiber is totally me and the spinning is much better than I ever imagined. Now I need to learn to ply because that's the class I missed.

10 comments:

Lola Lee Beno said...

Lovely! Where did you get this fiber?

Krista said...

Oooohhhh... nice and blue!

Anonymous said...

not really nuff said--is it the fiber or the thing holding it we're ooohing and aaahhhing over? This is coming from a knitting innocent...

Margene said...

Oooo...nice. Enjoy your weekend;-)

Carole Knits said...

That's a gorgeous shade of blue.

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

I think I know who will pick up my slack on Friday Night Spinners while I heal :-) That is going to be some gorgeous yarn!

CursingMama said...

The color is fantastic. Any idea what it's begging to be?

clothesknit said...

fantastic!

Carol said...

Very beautiful! Have fun!

Micah said...

Beautiful color!!