Sunday, March 16, 2008

Introducing...

...my newest purchase.


Here's how it happened. I have been thinking about a wheel for a while, but was hesitant to get one because I wasn't sure how much I would like it, whether it would be something I would keep up with, whether I wanted to devote the time and money to yet another hobby, etc.


Yesterday my mom, Eric, and I went to visit Ann, who just got a wheel in January. We tried it out, played around with it a bit, then went home.


When I got home, I checked craigslist and found a local woman who was selling her three-year old Ashford Kiwi for $200.00. I emailed her, then called her and Eric and I went this morning to check it out. Two hours later, I was back home with my new spinning wheel!


Dody, the seller, sent me home with lots of different kinds of fibers to try too: some silk, some mohair, some angora, and several varieties of wool. And a book and a niddy-noddy, and a bottle of homemade wine, which Eric and I promptly polished off.



So all in all, a productive Sunday!

13 comments:

wishiwerebuffy said...

I am jealous of your new purchase! :)

I cannot wait to see your spinning progress. Have you ever done any before?

Carie said...

I love that it has a little kiwi on the treadle! What a wonderful find :)

The Quiltarian said...

How great that you found such a lovely wheel and lots of fiber right here in town on the first day you looked!
Now I can't wait to see your progress. Ann's doing amazing work already, isn't she!

Ava said...

Oh, I want one too! It's so seductive just WATCHING someone spin. But I can barely find the time to knit...

Carol said...

What a generous lady! Was the wine good? Did it enhance the spinning? Hee hee....

Sarah Jackson said...

Good for you! Have fun with your noew toy.

Marianne said...

Wow! What an incredible score! all that luscious fibre, that beautiful little wheel AND a bottle of wine?
Yowza!
I missed you last Tuesday!

Nell said...

Congrats! You lucky girl!

anniam said...

Ohhhhh! I saw your post about the wheel on Ravelry and was hoping you'd get it. What a score to get the extra fibers (and wine) too! When does Eric get his?

Knit and fall back in it said...

Oh, you are a lucky girl. I want to learn to spin so badly. I have to be patient, I just don't have the time to devote to it...yet. I have put your Malbrigo in my car so that I will have it with me next time I see you.

Deb said...

Welcome to the dark side.

Macoco said...

A new wheel and homemade wine? That is the perfect day. Congratulations on the wheel!

guiltypleasures said...

Congratulations! I highly recommend the Start Spinning book by Maggie Casey. It's perfect for beginning spinners. I just got my book yesterday.