Sister Sword of Desirable Mindfulness (fiberaddict) wrote,
Sister Sword of Desirable Mindfulness
fiberaddict

  • Location:
  • Mood:

Hoo Boy!

OK...I had no idea that moving up from a 24" wheel to a 29" wheel was so difficult. I sat down and did Alden's formulas (in The Book.....) to figure out my ratios, then I picked the closet one to my "standard" on the Norwegian. Why? Because I decided to break her in with the kilt hose yarn. I have a *ton* to go thru, and I need to, get 'er done.....and all I can say is: This lovely lady is FAST. If I treadle at my normal, mindless pace, I get wire. At the moment, I can't speed up my draft - so I have to concentrate on slowing down my foot. That's HARD.

It's a Lovely wheel - very Plain Jane, but gorgeous all the same. She's a light maple - very, very pale next to my other 2 wheels, and Huge. :grin: When I unpacked the box, I wondered at the Zoom Spout machine oil - Alden has always, ALWAYS impressed on me the importance of 30W oil - but the sight of the lovely wood made it plain. 30W would darken the wood in an unsightly manner.

I haven't done a lot of spinning on her - we hit Wallyworld 2x today. First for groceries, then we went back to improve the kids' wardrobes (underwear and socks - we had none. I think they're under the beds - but if you think I'm gonna go there, you're crazy! :lol: However, in the 15 minutes or so I've spent on her I've managed to put 1 good layer on the bobbin. I figure I can, once I get used to the speed, fill a bobbin in...20 minutes? 30?

Anyway, I gotta go - I have to get cozy with the new wheel! (Yeah - pictures will come, once I get around to taking them. :grin:)
Tags: spinning
Subscribe

  • Busy....as usual

    1. Duncan is 2!!!!! Silly boy cut himself last week - I was treating him, but yesterday he didn't eat. :sigh: Took him to the vet (not our usual -…

  • Hag Samech Pesach!

    Or, Happy Passover! For all you Christians out there, THIS is "Good Friday"; tomorrow begins the 7-day Feast of Unleavened Bread, and Sunday is the…

  • I ran across something we all need to remember....

    I read all sorts of blogs - yes, even some Christian ones! :gasp!: This one....I don't agree with everything he says, but he hit this one out of the…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments