Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Tick tock.........

Nearly done. I was somewhat discombobulated by a bit of the gastric gubbins for a couple of days, so my dreams of being completely ready for Summer School by the weekend kinda missed target. Not too badly - and done now.

And - and - I have done an absolute mountain of ironing. Over a couple of the most sticky days this summer, of course, but it was essential. We needed clean, ironed garments for the next couple of weeks if we didn't want to look like a pair of tramps. Plus needing stuff for when we get home. (You mean there is life after SS.....?)

Actually creating something has very nearly gone by the board, but I have cast on a new pair of Jaywalkers in an extremely pretty yarn in turquoise, purple and green as a holiday project (along with the cotton mix ones already on the needles which are boring, but will do nicely in the car.) I even managed to sit at my Timbertops and spin last night!!! (I think the ! are allowable in the circumstances.) I may even finish the grey merino/silk blend one day.

This is all avoidance activity. I have a confession. And just to amaze you all, it is not a new spindle.

Worse than that.

Every few years, the urge comes over me, and there seems to be little I can do to resist. I have to have a new wheel. Now, I've tried the odd small wheel and not got on all that well with them. But this one really appealed to me, and I had the opportunity to give one a go at Woolfest....and fell. It arrived late last week, and I have managed to carve out a little time to set it up and start spinning a bit. So far, so good.

It is relatively easy to set up, but the drive band path takes a while to get your head round so I had a false start. The scotch tensioning is very slightly different, too. But I think that when I have time to spend some quality time with it, both spinningwise and assembling/disassembling, that we are going to get along.

After all, I was initially attracted to it because I have owned and loved my Matchless for a very long time. Even so, the Ladybug did nothing for me - so why the Sidekick?

Please tell me that it wasn't the pretty blue wheel.


Freyalyn said...

Wouldn't surprise me if it was. The pretty green wheel was one of the reasons why I chose the Suzi instead of the Rose with all its extras....

Dorothy said...

I like the way the treadles fold to the middle, it's a neat design. And that wheel is a nice colour(!)more subtle than Ladybug red.

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