Friday, August 22, 2008

Wheeeee(l)!!!!

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!

3 comments:

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 soon...you're inspiring me!

 
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