It just occurred to me that I never posted about my spinning wheel (!!) I got last month. I was finally able to switch from my drop spindle to a proper spinning wheel thanks to a Christmas present from my dad and I''m never going back. I can spin AND ply 4 oz of wool in 2-3 days, whereas it would have taken me months on the spindle. I'm not even exaggerating, it took me three months to spin and ply about 200 yards on my spindle.
She's an Ashford Kiwi 2 and I have named her Millie, because apparently that's what you do. I got her unfinished and stained all of the solid wood an English chestnut and painted the wheel an off white color called 'horseradish'. I think it gives it sort of a nautical vibe.
Because I finally have a spinning wheel, I was able to compete in the Ravellenic games under the 'fleece to finished object' category and spin the yarn I needed to knit The Age of Brass and Steam shawl. I'm still supremely proud of finishing my project before the deadline and I've been wearing it every chance I get.
|luna moth colorway|
I also have some exciting new things to update about, including STITCHES West and a brand new office space for BruteForceGames, which of course means the even more exciting...new craft space for me! All that will have to wait for now, though.