Saturday, July 12, 2008

Look What Came to Live At My House

As you know, I've been just beginning to play with spinning --- very VERY beginning. And I took the Drop Spindling class a couple of weeks ago.

My grandmother, Ferne, has been a weaver, spinner, seamstress, knitter and avid crafts person all her life. I probably inherited my love my crafts from her.

Well, when Grammy recently learned I had taken an interest in spinning, she offered to give me her spinning wheel. I believe it is an Ashford Traditional wheel of 1970's vintage. But I'm not sure exactly, that shows you how darn little I know about wheels yet. And spinning.

She hasn't spun in a long time with it, and insists she wants me to have it.

Her giving me this wheel means the world to me, and I'm intent on learning, however long it takes. I'm taking a class in Lawrence, Kansas at The Yarn Barn next Saturday - an all day beginning spinners class.

7 comments:

Ellen Bloom said...

Wow! You are so lucky to have a wheel GIVEN to you. Congratulations...it's beautiful. Can't wait to hear about your class.

Elysbeth said...

Aaaccckk!

Wow.

ChelleC said...

Yes she told me today that it is an Ashford Traditional.

Kay said...

Wow! How lucky you are to inherit such a beautiful wheel! Prepare to get sucked into a whole new time sink...

ChelleC said...

Yeah, I'm really thrilled! I might just have to spend less time on Ravelry so I have enough time to do both spinning and knitting.

Tracy said...

Woman that wheel is beautiful. I'm sooo glad green is my favorite color cuz I am now green through and through. :o)

JessaLu said...

Congrats! That's the same model of Ashford Traddy that I have. You're going to love it! :o)