I have been very bad, and bought a secondhand (but new condition as it wasn’t used) Ashford Joy spinning wheel. WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! Here she is in all her glory :-). She is beautiful, and very well designed and spins sock/lace weight beautifully. But, we are having some teething issues when it comes to spinning anything heavier than about 8ply :-(. As it is a small wheel, one needs to treadle reasonably quickly (well compared to the traditional I’ve been using). Also, if you slow your treadling down, the weighted pedal turns counterclockwise, which is not a hot look! Even with the wheel on the slowest setting for bulky yarns, and the tension as loose as possible so as not to over twist, I’m ending up with little rats tails, blerk. I have played around with the tension, a. lot. Hmm, We might be taking a wee visit to one of the spinning ladies houses soon I think! How embarassing.
Freebie thoughts for next week…..
With us nearing the end of the week, I have been pondering what to create for next weeks ‘Freebie Monday’. I’ve gone back and forth between some handspun wool, and a ‘Bib and Tucker’ nappy. Soooooo, I’m going to ask my lovely readers to decide! What would you like to win this coming week? Let me know by Saturday and I’ll whip it up over the weekend.