St Valentines Day


Valentines pressie

Originally uploaded by BobbinD

My Darling Luffly Husband bought me something for Valentines that wasn’t flowers or chocolates or wine. It wasn’t lacking in thought and it wasn’t something I wanted to ask for the receipt for so I could return it.

This Valentines has excelled all other Valentines in our time together, it took real thought and it means he’s been paying attention when I’ve been talking to him about spinning! 😉

My Darling Luffly Husband bought me the one, the only, the Brand New SLIDING HOOK FLYER from Ashford.

I’m such a lucky Girly
🙂 🙂 🙂

Barber Poles


3rd skein

Originally uploaded by BobbinD

I’ve had this sitting as singles for ages on the bobbins as I’d already plied half of it and had never got around to plying the rest. so here it is.

This was 25g of pink and 25g of purple and 50g of white, I space spun the pink and purple onto one bobbin and then spun the white single on another and barberpoled them together, it gives it a self striping effect with a marl of white, pretty funky if I do say so myself 🙂

I have been emptying my bobbins as I have had to part ways with my lovely Halona. I have upgraded to a Brand New pre-laquered, double treadle, scotch-tension Ashford traveller who I have affectionately called ‘Halona Too’ in memorium to my first love who will be much missed, but I’m sure Lucy, her new owner will love her as much as I have.

Farewell Halona, teach Lucy well.

Introducing Halona!


Halona

Originally uploaded by BobbinD

I’d like you all to meet Halona. I’ve called her this as the meaning of the name is well suited to the circumstance she came to us under.

I blogged recently that I had gotten an old Spinning Wheel out of my Classifieds for £25 but what I didn’t then know was that if you run it Anti-clockwise to ply you ended up with the Bobbin, Flyer, and whorl all unscrewing themselves! lolSO it was time for a new plan!!!

I’ve been procrastinating with listing some stuff on Ebay but when my Spinning wheel broke the listings went up super quick as I NEEDED a new Spinning wheel.

Well Karma/Spinning Gods/ my Grandad looking down from above/call it what you will, was shining down on me today coz my Darling Luffly husband picked up another bargain at the carboot!!!

So, Here is Halona, She is my new Ashford Traveller with 9 Bobbins in almost-new-but-been-neglected-just-needing-some-loving condition. We got her for a heaven sent price of only £50 (honest) and she spins like an angel (shame I don’t but I’m sure pratice is all I need)

P.S. Halona means: Of Good Fortune.