Friday, July 06, 2007

spinning in the dark

The days are so full of work, it is a pleasure to sit down in the evening to spin. Especially in the dark, with only one light~ shining on the wool. Especially when it involves spinning on a new (old) wheel. Now I understand why a spinner NEEDS more than just A wheel.

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Since it has not been used in a long time, it needs some breaking in. Actually, the breaking in time applies to both the spinner and the wheel I believe...but I am enjoying it! This Canadian Production wheel is fast. It eats wool. And oil. I have not "cleaned her up" yet. But I discovered that she purrs like a kitten ...or as Grace would say, like a Harley. Don't believe me? Have a listen....

8 comments:

judy said...

Wish I could listen, still on dial up. I DO know what you mean. My production wheels are loud. And fast.

Judy said...

I have to agree with Grace ~it sounds more like a Harley than a kitten. I spun my most consistent yarn during a power outage so I like spinning in the dark. I didn't feel up to spinning last night but I did get some spinning in this morning...hopefully I will get more in tonight.

Marcy said...

Ha! She is a talker! She'll probably quieten down a good bit once those leathers get thoroughly soaked.

A friend has a cat she named Harley for similar reasons.

Is your only other wheel the Ashford? Then this _is_ a new experience for you, isn't it? Welcome to the world of BigWheels. :D

Leigh said...

I have heard that these are great wheels. Obviously with a lot of personality too!

Cindy said...

Hey the geek in me loves your Youtube addition to the blog! Wonderful wheel, it's on my list to own a production wheel 'someday' I especially love the wood working of the Jensen wheels. Your blog as usual is wonderful to read.

cyndy said...

Hi Cindy- great to hear from you!...and they are wonderful wheels!

Leigh- Personality is right! You really have to keep up with her!

Marcy- um, I now own 3 wheels, (Ashford, Great Wheel, and CP) but who is counting?

Judy and Judy- yes, loud and fast, I guess that is why the say "Harley" ....

vanessa said...

your youtube is jut too too cool.
i wish i could sit and watch your longdraw. it it the bane of my inchworming existence.

Rurality said...

I think that video should be used for relaxation therapy! I love the sound.

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