Sunday, April 23, 2017

I have been busy carding wool to spin, my son-in law made me a new spinning wheel. I printed the instructions from Spin-Olution for their Gypsy wheel but it did not give him much to go on and the directions were so badly written that he had to design a whole new wheel.

The first two pictures are where I am putting it together after I hand painted front and back of the wheel and the pedals too.  The other pictures are of the wheel all assembled and ready for spinning.  I am so proud of my son in-law who did an awesome job and worked on it for 4 months.
I am carding the wool and preparing it for spinning yarn for socks.  I love wool hand knit socks, so I am adding nylon to my wool which helps it keep it's shape when knitted into socks.
I am feeling real good again and getting ready for my Granddaughter Jamie's wedding June 17th. Bridal shower is next Saturday, so it's getting close. Purchased my gown for the wedding and received it Thursday and what a beautiful job they did, I am real happy with the results.