5.09.2009

A New Toy

If I seem preoccupied for the next few days, it's because I brought home a new baby yesterday. While browsing through Craigslist, I found a spinning wheel for sale. After some research and lots of help from people on Ravelry, I found it was a Mathieson wheel from New Zealand. It came over to NWArkansas by way of Ebay a few years ago, and lucky me, the owner just never got into spinning.

So now it's mine.

I did some work on it last night, spun some yarn, gave it lots of hugs, and I absolutely love it. It spins VERY well and although it won't hold as much yarn as my other wheel, I'll still get a lot of use out of it. I already have this skein of yarn to show off - spun up from some luscious fiber from Hobbledehoy.

8 comments:

island sweet said...

before i really started spinning a year ago i didn't understand why someone would need more than 1 wheel. now i really understand.baby looks happy!

Sunny of The Beehive said...

It's beautiful and I'm completely impressed that anyone knows what to do with it!

steph said...

oooh! what a treasure you snagged! lucky lucky.

Punkinhead said...

That's an impressive baby! Lovely, just like her mother. :)

casserole said...

ooooh, that's a very pretty wheel!!

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Oh my gosh, yay! What a great find!

I love Craigslist. ♥

Alpaca Farmgirl said...

Caught my breath over your gorgeous wheel! Gaaa! Can we please link it with Fiber Arts Friday? Let me know please!

http://www.alpacafarmgirl.com

Buckette said...

Dang!! She sure is a beauty! Soooo jealous right now.