Helen, challenged us in the NETA-SpinningForShipsProject to show our wheels and to tell our stories.
I’ve been a knitaholic and fiber lover for many years now and about three years ago the siren song of spinning started calling to me. So I searched and found a weekend learn to spin work shop at the Fiber Loft close to my home, so I signed up. Ann was a wonderful teacher and had us spinning (in the grease) in no time. I was totally enamoured with the whole process. At that time I wasn’t in the position to buy a wheel, so I rented one from the Fiber Loft for a month. But by the time the month was over I knew that I had to have a wheel of my very own.
Since this was a pretty big investment for me, I started looking, on the web, locally, I even drooled over the various models of wheel they have a Halcyon when I was vacationing on Hermit Island near Bath.
I wanted something that was easy for beginners, didn’t take up a lot of space, and had the ability to grow as my abilities improved. After lots of research and checking out various wheels, I finally fell in love with the Lendrum DT. I have not been disappointed. She may not be as pretty as some wheels, but she’s a durable workhorse and she spins like a dream. Adding a WooLee Winder this year was just icing on the cake.
Here’s my love.
She travels with me to SPA, to spinning bees, and spinning nights. She really gets around.
Currently I am spinning some lovely brown corriedale for the NETA-SpinningForShipsProject. I’m on my second bobbin and should be plying this weekend.
This is going to make a lovely square or two for the afghan. I think I’m on target for the correct wpi (at least I hope I am!) If you are interested in knitting a square for the project from this let me know.