Thursday, February 5, 2009

It's Here!!!

Right after I got home from getting my hair done, Mr. UPS arrived in his lovely brown truck with a large box for me! We carried it into the house and I was grinning from ear to ear. My Kromski Minstrel Spinning wheel has arrived.

Once opened, I was amazed it arrived in as good condition as it did. There were Polish newspapers and junk mail flyers loosely crumbled around the wheel in the box.
There are lots of pieces.
Here it is all put together. It has a hemp drive band which I set up with the double drive. I installed the scotch tension, but it is not functioning the way I did.
Doesn't the antique piano stool look like she has a new best friend??

I couldn't wait to start spinning and manage half a spindle of natural colored BFL from the stash. Treadling wasn't too difficult to get going and since I have been spindle spinning for a year now, I seemed to pick it up easily.
It is past midnight now, and I must go to bed, although I bet I could spin all night with ease.


Iron Needles said...

How very exciting for you. I am tempted to come down the library spinning night with Betsy the flying lendrum just to spin with you.

Timiae said...

Yipee! Ah, wheels... You're going to love it and I can't wait to see all the gorgeous yarn you make!

I love that dark finish.

Ria said...

How cool! and I seriously thought it came with that stool! Happy Spinning!

Anonymous said...

If you like your Minstrel half as much as I love mine, you are in for a great time.

Lupie said...

OMG!!!! So beatiful! What can one say it is a work of art. I would put this in a place of Honor in my house!