All Spun Out!


Originally uploaded by BobbinD

Look at my pretty Spinning Wheel that I got for the bargain, knock down price of…… only £25!

My Darling Luffly Husband is always on Gumtree see if there are any bargains to be had, he’s after anything from computer games to campervans and the latest find… land in the highlands (Me thinks I better start knitting thicker Jumpers 🙂 )

It was on one of his many trawls through Gumtree that he saw my soon to be new Spinning Wheel. I’d wanted one but the price was a bit off putting. I’m well known for spending loads on something (e.g. Lateral Thigh Trainer) and lasting a week at it then never using it again. I’d been looking at drop spindles but hadn’t gotten one as i just knew somehow that wouldn’t be the same, lol, a touch of Fiber Snobbery never hurt anyone, right?

So anyway, It needed a bit of work as the person selling it had never used it and it was a dry as a dinosaur bone. I gave it a new drive band of green twine (all I had at the time, but it’s doing the job) I also had to squeeze about half a tin of oil into it to get it go round smoothly, I’m still having to heavily oil it every time i getit out so as not to pull a hamstring while treadling lol. So Far I’ve had fun with yarn barf, shabby singles and now I’m on the slow path to something that is starting to look a tad like it might ply up into something knittable…. watch this space!


ADSL, We are GO!


Originally uploaded by BobbinD

We registered with a new internet company recently and we had our phone and net line all changed over. The phone kicked in about a week ago and today the new router arrived. 🙂

I looked at the box and for a fleeting moment I set it aside for my Darling Luffly Husband to do when he got in from work. In the same second I changed my mind and thought “I can do this!”


I am now writing to you all on my newly connected Internet that I did all by myself!

Altogether now – “Well Done, What a Clever Girl!”


Centre-pull ball

Centre-pull ball

Originally uploaded by BobbinD

Ooooh how I love eBay.

I got a hardly used Knitmaster Wool Winder for a Bargain and I it arrived in about 36 hours which was sooooo fabby!.

I’ve been winding various bits and bobs of wool with it and I’m so impressed! Little balls of perfectness each one of them and no more wool getting tangled and dirty on the floor. WOOHOO!

All I need now is to save up and get me a Swift to go with my ball winder and I can start buying some of all that pretty yarn I see on ebay all the time that comes in the funny twisty hanks.