Tuesday, January 27, 2009

OMG!!! I did it!!!

It was less than a week ago that I posted about wanting a spinning wheel and the wheel that I wanted was a Sonata...... Well, as things turned out....I answered a Ravelry posting for someone who was selling a Walnut Minstrel Wheel which is also from Kromski. This is a photo from the web, but from everything I have seen, it is even more beautiful than this. I will certainly show you when it arrives.
It is not quite as portable as the Sonata because it doesn't fold down into its own carrying case, but it is beautiful and will do all the same things. It is fairly lightweight and should ride in the front seat of the car for spin-ins and it is three legged, which I like for stability. I paid for it on paypal with some Holiday gift money, and I hope I get it in a week or so. I will certain post its arrival.

What did arrive today is some luscious soft alpaca fiber from Iron Needles which I won in her Blogiversary contest. I couldn't capture the creamy tan well with the artificial light, but it is much lovlier than this picture.
She entered mine as well, but her number didn't come up. :-( She has been a faithful reader of my blog since almost the beginning and we even met up once (she lives about 1 1/2 hours north of me.) I encourage everyone to check out her blog because it has been so inspiring to me in this blog journey.

When my wheel arrives, when I get it set up...this will be first fiber I spin with it. It is about 2 7/8 oz of the softest alpaca I have ever felt.


Iron Needles said...

Yea! I am glad the alpaca arrived quickly and that it will break in your new wheel! How exciting it THAT! I can't wait to hear all about it. And thanks for the shout out, but thanks more for being a blog friend.

Terri said...

My wheel is a Minstrel and I LOVE it. Really, truly, love it.


Lupie said...

Wow! You must take lot of pictures.