Showing posts from August, 2011

Critical Mass

Wow, it has been a really long time since I updated this blog.  Life just got in the way a bit, and you know how easy it can be to put something off for just a bit more time.  Part of the reason I haven't posted is because of the "surprise" I alluded to in the last post.  That surprise is a new-to-me spinning wheel that I purchased from a lovely woman and fellow Etsy shop owner from NY.  It's a Schacht Matchless, and I love it!
This wheel replaced the old Ashford Traveller loom that I had purchased off Craigslist a year or so ago.  This new wheel is a much nicer tool to use while spinning, and feels totally different than the Traveller.  It has more adjustment options, as well as three different systems with which to spin.  I jumped right on with some fiber that the previous owner threw in for free, and have been spinning ever since.  Here's the fiber I got with the wheel:
It's wool, carbonized bamboo and Angelina, a sparkly bit.

And here's the yarn I spun.…