Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Little spinny thing

After the knitting flurry during the Winter Olympics, I found myself with nothing on the needles for Brian's violin lesson yesterday. No problem; it was a good opportunity to try out one of bubinga Jenkins Turkish spindles I got for Christmas! I grabbed the cutest one, a tiny, 10g Kuchulu, and some unidentified fiber that I'm pretty certain is alpaca.

By the end of Brian's lesson I had it dressed in white befitting its inaugural spin:

Here it is in my hand for scale:

What a lovely little tool! Not that I'm surprised; all the Jenkins' spindles are. But I was resisting this model, adorable as it is, because of its small capacity, quick backspin, and propensity for very fine yarns. The backspin and grist are no problem; the capacity remains to be measured.

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For those of you still in the icy grip of winter, here is another breath of spring.
The crocuses obviously approve of today's sunshine!

That's it for today from . . .

8 comments:

Mama Pea said...

Yes, we in northern MN are indeed still in the icy grip of winter! Funny how some nights when the sun goes down, you can almost feel the cold creeping into the house. Thanks for sharing your lovely crocuses with us. What uplifting coloring!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Michelle, such a cute spindle and lovely spinning.

Laura said...

I remembered that the wood that I have is Imbuia, not Bubinga. Imbuia smells like honey when you sand it... Cute spinny thing!

Mt Devon Meanderings said...

Woke up to a bit of snow again this morning. Spring is just teasing us here in Missouri.

Miss Effie said...

Oh my .... that is tiny!!! Too cute, though.

Thanks for the flowers .... we desperately need a hint of spring in Iowa! ;)

C-ingspots said...

Very cute!! That yarn looks small enough to do something beautifully lace-like and dainty!! My daffodils and tulips have poke through and are budding....whee!!!

Nancy Kay said...

The yarn that you spun looks lacy to me too... so even and beautiful. Well done.

And thanks for the little pop of spring!

fiberjoy said...

You're off to a great start with your kuchulu! The benefit of waiting during lessons.