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One Crazy Fiber Lady

New Baby

December 17th, 2008 · 11 Comments

no.. not my sister’s new baby.¬† This BIG box arrived yesterday.

BIG box

BIG box

Whatever could it be?¬† That bit of wood behind it is the top of my Jensen Tina II.¬† It does give some idea of scale, unless of course you haven’t a clue how big the Tina is.¬† For those, I’ve included the required iPhone for scale ;)¬† I know, but I always have it on me so it makes for the perfect ‘for scale’ item.

What was inside it?¬† My new baby…

24" Production Van Eaton

24" Production Van Eaton

Not the greatest of pictures, but the light in my room sucks, especially since I replaced the regular high hats with the energy efficient ones.¬†¬† I must say, after only a few moments, i was totally in love with this wheel.¬† It is SOLID!¬† I won’t be toting this baby around anywhere.¬† It spins like a dream.¬† No noise, except a gentle whirrr sound of the flyer.¬† She’s FAST.¬† That 24″ wheel helps there.¬† You can see tucked behind her my Reeves, so you can get a better sense of the size of this.¬†

We bonded last night over some Crown Mountain Corrie in Mea Culpa.

Mea Culpa

Mea Culpa

I loves this wheel.  She came with a beautiful kate, 2 whorls with 2 speeds each, and a whopping 7 bobbins in beautiful woods!  Better pictures when the light is around this weekend.

In knitting news, here’s a look at the finished hat for my nephew M:

STR Heavyweight

STR Heavyweight

and the one in progress for his younger brother D:

STR Heavyweight

STR Heavyweight

That’s about it for today.¬† Got lots to code.

Craft on!

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Tags: Gifts · Kids · Spinning

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JessaLu // Dec 17, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Very nice new toy! ;o)

  • 2 Danielle // Dec 17, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    I lurrrve your new toy 🙂

  • 3 Tina M. // Dec 17, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Gorgeous 🙂 But what are you getting rid of now to make room?

  • 4 Eva // Dec 17, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    I had to get an iPhone just so that I’d have a reference point for your scale pics hehehe.

    I think you should only spin pink things on that wheel… the pink makes the wood glow beautifully 🙂

    Cheers Eva

  • 5 Chris // Dec 17, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Oooo, purty new toy! With purty fiber on it.

  • 6 michelle // Dec 18, 2008 at 12:06 am

    You do have the best toys! Have fun 🙂

  • 7 Ina // Dec 18, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Beauteous new wheel – it seems strangely appropriate that its first spin is “Mea Culpa”! I look forward to more pix (of course the light is bad – your blog is snowing). Nice hats, too.

  • 8 Kim // Dec 18, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    Welcome gorgeous new toy! I like how the gray STR yarn is striping/pooling in a really cool way. I’d have a better idea of the actual size of the hats if you included you iphone for scale! teehee.

  • 9 Hillary // Dec 18, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    I’m having some serious wheel envy right now. Your new baby is gorgeous!

  • 10 misa // Dec 18, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    Congrats on your new wheel! Long may you love each other. I’ve been so obsessed with your Kauni sweater that I finally trolled and trolled the internet until I broke down and bought some. Not sure what to do with it yet.

  • 11 Daniele // Dec 19, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Gorgeous Wheel and fibery goodness as well… 🙂