Spinning my wheels!

Spinning my wheels!

Well, I’ve taken the next step. Looky, looky what I’ve gone and done:


And if you look real close, you’ll see two full ‘bobbins’ and a peachy ball of spun wool sitting atop the spindle. I’m such a newbie at this, but we have a very fun group of spinners that come in every third Thursday that I knew I had to be a part of it all. I learned this is a “Baynes” wheel from New Zealand; I bought it used. I know it’s from the 1960’s, it’s a ‘castle’ style, and I love the look of it. It also makes a little “clickity-clackity” noise while I’m treadling. And I do treadle madly. (In fact, I was treadling so madly last fall at my cottage this thing almost landed in the deep end of the lake.) I still have a lot to learn. But honestly, sometimes I feel compelled to spin; it’s the only word I can use to describe the feeling. Now if anyone says anything about ‘spinning your wheels’ I say, “YES! YES! YES!”

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  1. Hey Mo; whats happening, bet it’s cold as H#ll up there. Gotta real cold snap here, the high was only 63 today(dec 7th) Better tommarrow, 74. Not doing much these days; retired from US Airways in 2000 because of problems with my medical. I’ve read your blog and bio at NMC’s alum page, seems like your keeping busy. Drop me an email; we hope to be up in the TC area in April, I’ll give ya’s a holler. Jim Ellsworth

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