Sniffle; I Want A Wheel!


I wanted to show off what I plucked from the garden for supper last night. We had the broccoli along with some country style spare ribs that were supposed to be smoked. The hot plate in my smoker doesn’t seem to be working out, so I had to rescue the meat and put it in the oven. It was still good, but not smoky. My smoker is a little home made number that I saw Alton use on Good Eats.



A while back, I ordered some very soft Shine from Knitpicks. I didn’t show it when it came because there was a bunch of yarn for my secret pal that I was drooling over. I ordered her One Skein Wonders and some single balls of various different yarns they make. I was really impressed with their Ambrosia yarn. It made Shine feel rough. Anyway, I ordered the Shine to see how I liked it and what the colors were like. There is a striped sweater in an old IK magazine that I have been wanting to make. The yarn was an odd yarn. It’s yardage for the weight of the ball was weird and it wasn’t a misprint. I’ll have to do some swatching before I order any yarn for it.

Yesterday I was reading Jane's Probably Knitting and saw some really beautiful roving she bought at a festival. It made me think I should get spinning some of the beautiful stuff I got last fall. I have a terrible time with my spindle. I feel like I am very clumsy with it. When I left a comment I asked her if she started with a wheel or a spindle. She left a response in the comments for yesterday’s post saying she had difficulties with the spindle, too. I have heard other people find the wheel much easier. It has convinced me that I need to have a wheel. I’ll have to start saving my pennies…

Comments

Lone Knitter said…
You should TOTALLY get a wheel. I'm so addicted to mine. At first, I was worried that knitting already took up too much of my time, but I can spin up some roving in just a few evenings, whereas a pair of socks will take two weeks or more. I find it calming. I got my wheel at a great price at Hello Yarn. It's a Louet S17, and I saved $50 (Hello Yarn sells them for about $250 and everyone else sells them for $300) and got a great shipping rate there. I also didn't like to bother with my spindle. I think it's a neat thing to have, but I just never developed a call for it. :)
The_Add_Knitter said…
As someone who knows nothing about spinning, I say go for it!!
Rebecca said…
I haven't had much opportunity to play with my spindle since I bought it, but I think I will definitely need to get a wheel. A spindle seems like more of a novelty - can you really spin enough yarn on it to make anything? Yep, must get a wheel. I don't think you have any other choice. ☺
natalie said…
Yup, you need a wheel.
When my elder son was small, he used t have a graduated scale of wants.
Mum, I want a biscuit...
Mum I need a new lego...
Mum I want-need a Go Kart
I think you're at the want-need stage!
n

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