~Remember I blogged about being tempted by other bloggers. (Alan don’t read the blog today or you’ll filter out her site!) Well, one blogger in particular has “made me” spend more money than any other! The bill goes to Weekend Knitter! Really! She always shows such wonderful gadgets and things to buy. This is a list of what she “led me” to buy:
- Spinning Wool Beyond The Basics by Anne Field
- Spinner’s Control Card
- Carnauba and Lavender Wax
- Solid Purpleheart wood Golding Spindle
The fibers she spins are totally yummy and I’d love to purchase all of them, but I’ve got plenty to keep me busy for now.
Look at the head of the spindle. It has two notches to help hold the yarn in the hook. The hook is perfect, it actually keeps the spun yarn in place when twirling the spindle. The head is the perfect size for keeping the yarn underneath when winding it on. Remember the Jasper spindle I’d been “tricked” into buying because of it’s beauty? The one in which the head was so small and slippery that the yarn wouldn’t stay wound?
Looking at the shaft you can see the grooves in it. This really helps keep the shaft “parked” when drafting the fiber. I haven’t had it slip once! Spinning with this spindle is heaven. The heft is perfect! I believe I’ve finally found the spindle of my dreams!