Thursday, November 24, 2011

Obsessed


Hello, my name is Kathi. I'm a fiber-aholic. I've become totally obsessed with working with fiber-and have gone off the deep end and got my self yet another new "toy" to add to my fiber addiction. Great tools make for great yarn-right? (enable me here-okay?) I just HAD to have a spinning wheel that I could make big fat Art Yarn on. My Ashford traditional (on the left in pic) spins beautifully. I was so very lucky that my friend Bonnie gave her to me. That was the start. Then last winter I just had to have the Fricke (on the right in the pic) to spin art yarn. She spins beautifully, too, but I was trying some big fat core-spun yarn and it kept tangling up in the end of the delta orifice. Being frustrated with that led me to buying my new Ashford Country Spinner (in the middle of pic.) I bought it through Susan's Fiber Shop in Columbus, WI. She was fun to work with and her hubby assembled it free of charge. (Thank heavens-cuz the instructions showed a million pieces). I got it home and immediately spun up 30 yards of BIG FAT core-spun yarn. It worked better than I had hoped. I don't have pictures yet of the yarn-hopefully at the end of this long holiday weekend I will have a bunch to show off. I'm off to spin now.....

6 comments:

  1. Hello fellow fiber-aholic, my name is Andrea and I am in the same boat as you...I just bought a 32 inch Ashford Rigid Heddle Loom to add to my tools. I have informed my husband that he may have to move into his hunting blind permanently as I make room for more fiber fun ;-)

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  2. Oh my gosh, Your wheels are beautiful!

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  3. Congratulations on the new wheel, the Country Spinner is on my short list of, must get fiber tools. I am looking forward to seeing pictures of the yarn you spun! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Ooo, pretty. You have the perfect compliment of wheels now. Can't wait to see the fabulous new yarn you've been spinning.

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  5. Oh you will LOVE your new ACS! I got mine this summer and love it! Can't wait to see the beautiful yarn you make!

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