More fiber in your diet! So I’m following my own advice. Yes, I came home yesterday with a lovely wheel, and a whack of pretty blue fiber. After trying both the Schacht Matchless and the Kromski Minstrel, I wanted both. I indeed had a difficult time making a decision*, but in the end the Schacht came home with me. Here are some photos.
That’s Elizabeth fixing my overspinning and all the little pigtails I put in the fiber.
Really, I was having fun. I was just concentrating.
In the car, on the way home.
I’ve discovered that spinning on a wheel blows through miles of fiber much faster than a spindle. This can mean only one thing. I need to clear out more space for stash.
Isn’t that a beauty?
On the niddy-noddy. I just love saying niddy-noddy!
Hanging up to dry on the deck. I’ll get a better photo of it once it’s dry. I wasn’t going to ply this stuff in all it’s craptitude, but what the hell. You only make your first yarn once. I might even knit something out of it.
Here’s my second yarn.
That’s a merino-tencel blend. I appear to have been in a blue-violet mood this week. This stuff is a bit slippier to manage than the Ashford Colonial wool, but it’s awfully pretty. I might have a few more bags of fiber on the way.
The Schacht doesn’t have a name yet, but I think it’s trying to tell me that it’s a boy. We’ll see. Do you all name your wheels? What does he/she look like to you?
Have a good weekend, everyone! Guess what I’ll be doing?
*Any bets on how long I’ll hold out before the Minstrel comes to live here?