Monday, June 30, 2008

Finally!!! My Own Spinning Wheel

I was fortunate enough to be the first person to contact the seller of this Lendrum spinning wheel. Six other people wanted the wheel and one even tried to offer $100 over the asking price to get it. The seller and I had made a deal which she honored.

I am so excited and could hardly contain myself. I hardly slept last night in anticipation feeling very much like a young child on the morning of Christmas.
Briley (Brian) and I got together today. He lives in the area where I had to pick up my wheel. (See below what Brian arrived with!!!) Brian and I have been blogging friends for quite some time and have gotten together several times for a craft "show and tell". I didn't take pics of his crafts today as he will be blogging about it all soon. Trust me, his work is truly inspiring.
I met up with the seller in a mall parking lot as we both had to travel some distance. Above, Brian is helping set up the wheel for me.

I'm just as happy as can be with my new wheel. Brian and I spread out a blanket under a shaded tree (with beautiful flowers), sat on the ground and with the wheel slightly below us off the curb, Brian proceeded to give me lessons in plying, etc. Unfortunately, I didn't take pics of Brian doing the plying. Trust me, it was a lot of fun.
We also had lunch and went to a bead shop. Lucky us!
Brian gave me the following:
4 oz. of multicolor merino, 1 oz dyed brown colonial, 1.5 oz of natural brown blend, 1 oz. of blue bamboo, 2 oz. of cotton, 1 oz. black alpaca
So sweet and thoughtful of Brian to do this.
I'm on vacation this week so there will be plenty of time to test drive my wheel. My caller ID will be used to the fullest and I will take calls from my kids but not from anyone local. No, I don't want to go shopping, no I don't want to go to the museum, no, I don't want to go to lunch nor dinner....I just want to spin.
Now, if you'll excuse me, this gal wants to go spin!!
Happy Knitting & Spinning!


  1. Isn't it perty. And look at all the goodies you got too. Have lots of fun with it.

  2. It was so much fun to see you today!
    I know you are going to love the wheel, and I can't wait to see what you spin up!

  3. Ooo, you lucky lady!!

    Hey, do you know if there's a spinning group in our area? How cool would it be to get together somewhere for spinning...then I might actually make time to do it!!

  4. Oh a new toy, lucky you!!!!
    Enjoy your vacation and learning your toy. I too am using caller ID to the max for the next week or so. Enjoy your day, I'm off for p/t

  5. I'm so happy for you! You will love sitting by the window in stormy weather keeping warm by makin' yarn!

    Good on you, Briley, for such a generous gift and the instructions. I'm slowly regaining my faith in knitters.

  6. Whooo hooo!!!!! Congratulations, and use your new wheel in the best of health! Can't wait to see what you make.

  7. I guess we won't be hearing from you for awhile becuae you'll be spinnning? Enjoy your new craft!

  8. That is so neat! It's so awesome when we can once again experience anticipation & excitement like we did when we were kids. When you said like a kid on Christmas morning....that brought back lots of happy memories! I knew exactly what you meant! Enjoy your vacation & your spinning!

  9. Congratulations on your new arrival! Lovely to read that you are having so much fun!

    Happy spinning.


  10. can't wait to see your handspun yarns!

    i love that you do something new every month- that's great!

  11. Oh my gosh Joansie, it is beautiful!!! I know you are feeling like you are in heaven about now, and you will be in love with spinning. It is soooo wonderful to spin and not only that the added bonus is when you are finsihed spinning the roving into yarn, you get to knit it too!!!

  12. Enjoy your new Lendrum, I'm sure loving mine!

  13. Pretty!! Congrats on getting a wheel. I hope to get one of those someday. :)

  14. How incredible. I hope you got to enjoy your spinning. Brian does seem to be a really great friend, I'm glad he was able to share this with you. (And hopefully this will post...I've been having a terrible time with my computer today).


  15. Oh my gosh! I want one so badly!!! LUCKY YOU!!!