I can’t believe what I have just done. I bid on and won an antique castle spinning wheel. I bid on and won a wheel I have never seen in person, never spinned on it! I also don’t know if it comes with any extra bobbins. I don’t know if I will be able to spin on it – it treadles 90 degrees different than the orifice! I hadn’t noticed that until I bid on it (the winning bid, mind you). I must be mad. I did the thing that spinners should never do, buy a wheel, an ANTIQUE wheel on the internet.
But….this is one nice looking wheel. I borrowed the pictures from the auction, and I guess that is okay because now I own it right?
Here it is – tell me what you think:
Have any of you ever done any spinning on this type before – spin on the side instead of straight on?
But you know what is really funny/weird about this. There is one part of me that thinks I should be feeling really freaked about this, but the other part – is feeling really cool about it all. I just know it will be a great wheel. I need to hang on to that part of me that knows this, and just trust and left it happen.
Other news: I allowed myself to get talked into going to Detta’s on Friday. Kerry needed to escape, and was nice enough to ask me to come along. I should have stayed home to attend to some astrology business, but figured what the heck! I tried out some wheels there – no go on any of them. Most wheels are double-treadle now and that just doesn’t work for me. Makes me feel too hemmed in. The other thing is I can’t believe the prices on some of these wheels! Why are some of the most butt-ugly wheels the most expensive?
But I did find some luscious roving – both plain (undyed) and fancy – a cool swirl of colors. Whee! Picked up some super bargain 100% wool, scratchy type yarn for some future felting projects too.
We also stopped along the way back to pick up some apples at a stand. Yum! I should have bought more. I may need to go back.
And tonight (now last night) I finished a hat for charity. I will post pics of the hat and the roving later today.