Monday, 30 September 2013

My New Wheel and Other Things

My spinning wheel arrived last Tuesday afternoon, to be honest I think I nearly ripped the delivery driver's hand off when he passed over my parcel.  Im not sure the sight of a 51 year old woman jumping up and down in the hallway with excitement was what he really needed to see at that point in his life but heyho!

Wheel assembled and tested thoroughly and its goes like a dream.

Of course the dogs and cats had to join in whilst I was assembling the wheel and it was more by luck that no tails or whiskers were harmed in the making of this wheel.
Thus far I have spun up a hank of Gotland yarn
And am now spinning up some beautifully soft, hand dyed in shades of pale blue, Alpaca fibre.  I am hoping this will be used to knit up a lace shawl.
I am busy knitting fingerless gloves and headwarmers to go on the Wits End Fibres page and am happy to take orders for Christmas if there is something you would like, any colour and most yarns can be used.
Don't forget I also have drop spindles and knitting needles for sale on my page these would make good Christmas presents too.
So whatever fibery fun you are up to today, enjoy and I am now off to my workroom to catch up on my day job which is the jewellery making.


  1. Good luck and happy hours with your new Kromski! I have had a wonderful time spinning Gotland - it's such a silky and well-behaved fibre!

  2. Fantastic....It's so nice to find a supplier of quality and unique yarn. As a hand-knitter sadly quality yarn stores in my area are in short supply. And a massive thank you for the like.x

  3. I can safely say your wheel is gorgeous. ;)