Do you ever have some down time and peruse through Ebay looking at items that you just don't think you have a chance of winning? Well that happened to me a few weeks ago. I have been looking at spinning wheels for about 2 years now. I didn't want anything fancy. Just something that would last be a looooong time and be easy to learn on. Well, if you haven't looked lately Ashford spinning wheels run about $400.00. Ouch! There are alot of sellers out there. Not much bidding going on. A whole lot of "Buy Now". I found a private seller that had an actual Ashford spinning wheel for auction. The bid was at $230. I thought that just wouldn't last. There was another 3 days left on the auction. So I put in a bid for $235. I didn't expect to be the highest bidder. I just knew that someone would out bid me. Well, I WON! A week later the wheel arrived. Arrived in many pieces. Oh my!
After admiring my new Ashford Traditional Spinning Wheel parts I sat down and put it together. I made a call to a very dear neighbor who sold spinning wheels in the past and is an avid spinner. Diane came over and got the settings adjusted.
She brought over some roving to get me started.
It was great fun. I need alot of practice to make my yarn thinner. Practice, practice, practice.
No time for that right now. This is a winter activity.