Thursday, July 31, 2008
Pretty is as Pretty Does: A Wheel of My Own
She's smooth, she's versatile, she is just what I need. She's not picky or demanding, and for a wheel, she's fairly independent. The sound of her is like dragonfly wings, so quiet.....
My friend Cary, who is a Louet dealer, brought her yesterday. (Cary has also tagged me for a meme..... must get to that!)
Julia is no spindle. With a spindle, I know how fast to start it spinning, how to draft, what weight to choose to get the yarn I want. With the wheel, smooth as she is, the adjustments are different, and I have a lot to learn. But I did manage to turn out one very soft and uneven two-ply bit of Diamond's 19 micron alpaca. Does it look soft to you? Well, it is softer yet.
It will be a pleasure to learn on this stuff.