If you've been a regular visitor for a while, you might remember this photo from last March.That's me at a B&B in Christchurch, New Zealand. The proprietor gave me an impromptu spinning lesson, and I haven't stopped
obsessing thinking about it in the six months since. So it is with great pleasure that I introduce the newest member of the family.
Lendrum double treadle folding wheelAfter I came back from New Zealand, I knew I wanted a spinning wheel, so I started to do research. There are a lot of good wheels out there, but it didn't take long for this one in particular to sing its siren call to me. But in an attempt to be practical (ha!), I decided I should wait and get it for my birthday.My birthday is in November. It is now September. I know, I know, but honestly, it's the Professor's fault! The conversation went something like this:
Me: When I get my wheel, I'll be able to ________. [I don't remember exactly what I said.]That was my cue to shut my mouth and run (don't walk) to order the wheel. It arrived on Thursday, and I think I'm in love.I think I have the best husband in the world. However, I'm not sure he would have been so encouraging if he had realized that getting a wheel means that I will be accumulating fiber as well as yarn from now on. Well, he knows now.Another reason this week was good: look what came in the mail.Lori has been giving away books, and I was lucky enough to win the first one she offered up. I'm thrilled—it's the first time I've ever won a blog contest. The book is gorgeous, and the chocolate...well, it's now just a yummy memory. Thanks again, Lori!Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to play with my wheel.
Him: What are you waiting for?
Him: Why are you waiting to buy the wheel?
Me: Um, well, I'm waiting for my birthday.
Me: [quizzical look]
Him: You already know you want it, so I can't understand why you don't just order it.
Me: Well, it's several hundred dollars.