Monday, April 12, 2010

A new toy



This, my friends, is my new (to me) Ashford Traditional spinning wheel. Purchased second-hand from a woman who received it for her high school graduation back in the 70's, it has only minor damage from being stored without use (for she barely used it) for so long. $25 worth of parts will have this baby looking brand new. Wheel, extra spindles, lazy kate, and two hand-carders... $200. Not sure what to do with the carders since I'm not into that... but we shall see. I'm totally excited! Got a long week of dyeing ahead of me, so I won't be too antsy about not being able to spin until my parts are delivered. Woo hoo!

I've been struggling with some sort of a bug this past week. One day had me completely incapacitated with dizziness, most days have had a sore throat with coughing, wheezing, sneezing, and achy muscles. I seem to be on the mend, though. Today I feel better than the other days, so it bodes well for the rest of my week. I had meant to put out a store update last week, but the sickness stopped me in my tracks. Gonna work my butt off this week to get it done.