It's been a very exciting week in the house of Moog.
A few days ago I met up with my new spinning friend Dawn, after 'meeting' in the UK Spinners group on Ravelry. In our online chat we discovered we only live a mile apart and Dawn very kindly invited me into her home to play with her three spinning wheels.
So it was that I found myself spending a lovely morning spinning and chatting with Dawn, and discovering that she hails from the West Midlands just like me. It was like we'd known each other for ages and I immediately felt relaxed in her company. The internet is such an amazing place for meeting like-minded people.
Incredibly, just a couple of hours after meeting for the first time Dawn entrusted me with one of her precious wheels! I brought home her beautiful Ashford Traditional wheel and have been having a brilliant time getting to know this wonderful 'new' craft.
I think it's safe to say I've fallen in love with spinning.
This is the proceeds of my first lone spinning session. They're a bit thick and thin and a bit overpsun in places but you know, I absolutely love them!
I was amazed at just how fast wheel spinning is compared to using a drop spindle and steamed through two lots of fibre in no time. Now I can see why spinners start using raw fleece or spinning their dog hair!!
It could be a while before I spin anything suitable for socks but I'm going to have lots of fun practising.....and in the next few days I'll be welcoming a new little wooden friend into my life :o)