Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Meet "Stormy"


Well, after waiting a reeeeaaaallly long time, my "new-to-me" spinning wheel finally arrived.
Back in January I happened to see a post on Ravelry for a used Fricke spinning wheel for sale. I've been wanting one of these for a long time but hesitated to spend the money for a new one. This seemed like a really good deal so I jumped on it. The gal I bought it from, (thank you Corinne) was really patient about waiting a week for me to get the cash to her. She lives in Maryland and had to fight the snowstorm they had going on there to get the package sent out to me. Then during the trip here I'm sure the mail got hung up somewhere in the snowstorm we got socked with here in the midwest. So I waited and waited and finally today she showed up at my door. Yippee!!! I figured with all that traveling in snowstorm after snowstorm, it was only fitting that my wheel should be christened "Stormy Thundersnow".
I set her up and hopefully got her all together correctly. So far, I haven't given her a "spin" yet-but will get to it real soon. I was so excited I had to let everyone know. Now I hope I can create some really cool art yarns and fun stuff. I'll still keep my other wheel "Sarah Bootlace", a really nice Ashford Traditional. Each wheel has its good points and, well, I got Sarah free-can't give that away.
I'm off to give it a go-see ya later....

14 comments:

  1. Very exciting! (Tho' you sure it's not just a big cat toy once you get it going? ;o)

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  2. Nice looking wheel. What kind of bobbin capacity do you have?

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  3. vintagepix-no-I think this could do serious damage to a cat if they got into it while spinning-no more cat here to test it on.

    WonderWhyGal-you know-I never checked the amount it'll hold-a LOT more than my Ashford thats for sure--I'll let you know when I get a full bobbin.

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  4. That's cool, I didn't know that Fricke ever made wheels (I have one of their carders and it's great!)

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  5. Ooo a wheel with a story. Great name for it!

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  6. That is a nice looking wheel, I'm glad it got to you safe and sound!

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  7. She's very pretty. It is difficult to wait when you've ordered something isn't it? I waited for my new Namaste bag to come through that dang storm. I'm still trying to figure out why 1 day of snow translates to 3 days of shipping delay. Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

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  8. How awesome!! New wheels are so exciting!

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  9. I sat through that storm ... and discovered a week later that my roof leaks!

    Happy spinning!

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  10. Kathi, How exciting! What a great story, and it looks like a great wheel. Have fun with her. Yay!

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  11. Ooooh . . . wheel stories are like birth stories--so worth the telling!! I love that you named her, mine is Serenity. She sending "congratulation" wishes to Stormy!
    Yup, I'm a goof.

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  12. Like My friend at Inspiration Fibers I think every Spinnning wheel has a story as do people,
    Love that you want to be a full time artists ....I took the plunge... water is great!!
    Jump in.

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  13. Sa-WEET! Get on that wheel and spin some YARN, girl!

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