Some people stalk knitting patterns (“what should I cast on next?”). Some people stalk yarn (“oooo pretty”). I’m stalking spinning wheels. It’s become my new obsession.
I’ve narrowed down my latest favorites to a Kromski Sonata, Kromski Minstrel, Ashford Traveler and Louet Julia. I hope to make a final decision and buy one by Christmas. I have time. Suggestions are definitely welcome! My criteria are – double treadle, castle style, lots of ratio options and accessories so I won’t outgrow it soon, no more than 550 euros, and preferably possible to set up for both double drive and scotch tension (although I know the Sonata and Julia are only scotch tension). Oh and it should appeal visually too. If looks were the highest criteria I’d go with the Traveler. I don’t know why, but I just like it’s looks the best.
Anyway, I did sit down today and spin up an entire 100g of BFL combed top in one sitting. And now it’s all gone! I’ll have to get more asap. I am in training for the 1 day spinning bootcamp coming up in 3 weeks.
This is my 3 bobbin EVER. I’m pretty proud of it. Now I’ll have to ply it with the other full bobbin I have of this wool. Oooo I’m nervous about this. I’ve never plied anything before. Time to go stalk youtube for how-to videos….
And, at the same time, this has grown in the back garden. It’s a dahlia, but I don’t know anymore which type.