Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Indigo and Paisley

Those are the names of the dymondwood colorways my new Turkish spindle is made from. The shaft is "Indigo;" the whorl is "Paisley." The fiber is a sample of black BFL that came with my little pretty from Thomas Creations (Threadsthrutime), and I am having a ball making a (center-pull) ball while I spin!

It is such a beautiful little tool, as colorful and captivating as any toy top but oh, so much more useful. After a bit of online help from its maker after I got it yesterday, we get on just fine. I can hardly wait to take it out in public to spin! Let's see, Brian and I are going to see Molly's Revenge (WOOT!) at Thursday's Brown Bag concert, so that may be its debut. On the other hand, I may not be able to take my eyes off David Brewer, who has to be one of the most entertaining and dynamic musicians I have ever had the privilege to watch. Hmm, David plays bodhran as well as pipes and whistles; maybe I should take Bodhran along to give David some inspiration and a taste (figurative, of course) of his Scottish heritage!

The outdoor concert should be pleasant, because our temps have moderated (a lot). This lovely cool morning my breakfast came straight from the garden:
Summertime and the livin' is easy at . . .

8 comments:

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

omgosh I love raspberrys lol! Got the picture and the note, thanks so much! I love it! :)

Kathy in KY said...

Michelle - I love your Turkish spindle. I bought some yarn from Romney Ridge Farm in Maine, and was trying to figure out how to get it into a nice ball to crochet from. Looks like you've got the answer. And love the pics of the raspberries - they look wonderful. Thanks for sharing with all of us. Take care, from KY.

Deb W said...

How do you keep your nails so nice, with all the work on the farm?!?!

Michelle said...

They grow fairly fast and strong, and I try to wear gloves -- but they still get pretty dirty!

kenleighacres said...

I was having such a hard time coming up with my favorite blog post of yours, but this may just be it! That is one of the prettiest spindles I have seen. It looks like you are getting along just fine with it. Love the raspberries as well :)

Nancy K. said...

You actually spin a center pull ball?
How cool is THAT?

Was it hard to get started on?
I like the portability of a drop spindle but think it would be problematic with my carpel tunnel and tendonitis.

Michelle said...

Well, you WIND a center-pull ball, after you spin a length of single. No, it wasn't hard to get started at all, but this is not my first spindle, either. I don't know how it would be for your problems; the most movement is in winding on the yarn.

Sharon said...

It would be loverly to have your garden. I'd eat my breakfast from it too! I've never thought about spindling in public; it's always about KIP. Interesting idea and I think it would be a blast. (Picture thinking cap on)