Monday, July 11, 2011

A New Wheel

My birthday is not till the 29th but Pacific Wool & Fiber was having a sale that ended in June on their Kromski Sonatos,I got the wheel in walnut,the 3 bobbins ,another jumbo drive with a bobbin,& the carry bag for it.The bundled package was $625.I thought that was a bargin for all of that.
I assumed since it was a carry along wheel that folds up & goes in the bag with you,that it would be small,like my Ashford Joy.It`s not,really.The Joy fits me perfectly,but with my small frame I find myself grabbing a pillow to sit on & I still can`t see over the Sonato to tell when to move the fiber.It is adjustable,but I think it`s adjusted all it can be.I also have to use more of my hip muscles treadling.I`ve broken the cotton tension string twice.
At any rate,I do like it.I will get used to it.It`s nice having 2 wheels to work on.Happy Birthday to me...

4 comments:

Baggaraggs: said...

WOW Phyllis, That is very neat. happy Birthday a Little Early. I think its very cool that you know how to spin. I should send you some of Alberts Fur to make briard Thread from? LOL. LOve and thanks fro your support. Robin

Andrew said...

A lovely gift to yourself... the best gifts are always self bought.
You always get what you wanted!

phylliso said...

I would love to spin your dogs fur,Robin.I wish I would have thought ahead to spin Max`s before he died,but I didn`t know how to spin then! I just wish I would have given that some thought to save some.
My dh & I always buy our own gifts,it saves alot of money & trouble & we are always happy that way!phyllis

Little Wren said...

Congrats on your new wheel! It's great having two. I love being able to work two completely different projects at the same time without changing bobbins. I have a Sonata as well and "Susannah" is probably my favorite wheel.