I didn't write a post last week because I didn't trust myself not to write anything I'd later regret, you see, I was very close to commit some murderous acts on my beloved 16 year old son. Let me tell you why.
Remember Little Grace Special?
Yes, the handmade wheel that I waited 5 months for and finally came two
weeks ago? Last week my son broke the flyer. Huh? What?! How?! Well, he
was lying on the sofa like teenagers do, and had his lanky legs
dangling over the side. My wheel was on the other side. As he was
getting up he did this lifting up the legs and kicking out thing and
WHAM! the wheel took a tumble but didn't fall (just as well!) but the
poor flyer took the full force and fell, one of the flyer arms snapped -
he is a blue belt in Martial Arts!
Mike, the wheel maker, said that if I sent the flyer back to him he
would repair it for me. And the good news is as I write this post the
flyer is on its way back, so all is good. And I still love my son,
While I was feeling sad last week I had
something new to keep me occupied, my Cricket Loom had arrived. I know I
know, I was going to get it when I visit the U.S. in January but I gave
in to my impatience. Well, there is another story in there but I will
tell you another time, one drama a post is quite enough!
Anyway, I used the yarns that came with the loom and made a practice piece:
On the spinning front as I couldn't use my
new wheel I got to play on the Jenkins Turkish spindle, I already had
two singles spun up so I used my new Swan to do the plying which was
perfect as I found it's a little too heave to spin singles for my
liking. I was very impressed with how much the Swan can hold, a whopping
118g and 163 meters in this case, wow!
Thanks for dropping by, there is more fibre arts fun at Wisdom Begins in Wonder. Indulge your creative side and join the party!
Oh my gosh. I'm glad your wheel will be ok.. and that your son is ok. ;-)ReplyDelete
Glad that you were able to get it repaired! Kids!!! That's yarn is very pretty, and so is the weaving.ReplyDelete
Goodness, you did have an adventure. I'm glad your son lived ;-) and that the maker isn't going to make you wait five months for the flyer fix. Whew! LOVE your first woven project. Hooray for weaving. As always, I love your handspun.ReplyDelete
May you and your Little Grace Special live happily ever after from now on, and JJ too :-)ReplyDelete
Already bought the loom? well, more room in your luggage for yarn!
Hehehe, I couldn't wait... but I'm sure there are many other looms or loom related items I can look at :PDelete