Friday, August 22, 2008


I just started two weeks of vacation. The first two months of intern year have really flown by. So, I'm on vacay, and Raul just started a month of trauma surgery - I last saw him when I dropped him off at the hospital at 4:45am yesterday morning. Pobrecito Raulito. Before leaving, he made me (really twisted my arm) promise to pamper myself while on vacation. So, I promptly went out and purchased a spinning wheel.(!!) I have long been fantasizing about owning a wheel, and now my dreams have come true. Take a look!

Isn't she beautiful?!

The wheel is an Ashford Kiwi, purchased here. I love the wheel and the shop where I bought it was great - they offer lessons, too, and hopefully, I will be able to squeeze in a lesson before my vacation ends. I haven't tried any serious spinning on it yet - I've just been reading up on handspinning and practicing treadling. Very excited!

So, with the darling husband working 12-14 hour days back home, the dog and I set out to drive up and down the state of California over the next week to visit friends and family. We will keep you posted of our adventures!


Ruby Banshee said...

I am so effing jealous I can't even tell you.

Lorrel said...

Can't wait until you get here. That spinning wheel looks much different that one that I have visualized. Tells a little of my age. :-( You are so going to enjoy it. The girl never stops learning! Much love,

asiyah said...

Can't wait to see your new creations. I'm still a little afraid to use my sewing machine but plan to tackle it're inspiring me!

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