One Crazy Fiber Lady

The ramblings of a fiber-affected single mother of twins who makes a living as a code monkey

One Crazy Fiber Lady


May 10th, 2012 · 5 Comments

Is it possible that what with all the buying and selling of portable spinning wheels that I had the answer right under my nose all the time?  Could this be my portable spinning solution?


It is portable!  I have this little bossie (I think this is my first ever, a spalted bubinga weighing in at 20g) tucked into my bag and it accompanies me everywhere.  I had it this weekend in MD and spun on at during free moments.  Managed to fill the spindle.  I offloaded it onto a skewer Monday night.  I find it is a restful way of waiting for mass transit.  And maybe, just maybe, I’ll finish off that tussah silk. 

Oh and yeah, Miss Kathryn has picked up the hobby as well.


She came with me to MDSW this weekend while Alexander stayed home with the folks.  Sunday morning, before heading back home, we stopped into the festival for a look-see.  While I was testing the sole remaining orphan Moosie, Kat came over to me with a spindle and some sample fiber, requesting that I attach it for her.  I looked at her, she’s never used a spindle before, and I didn’t think the Bosworth’s booth at MD was the best place to start.  Sheila encouraged me, pointing out the cushy floor tiles they install to protect their backs and their spindles.  I got the fiber started, handed her the spindle and she was off to the races.  Both Sheila and I were gobsmacked by how quickly she took to it.  Not sure if you can tell from the picture, but she’s spinning a mighty fine, even single.  What you can tell from the picture is that she’s now the owner of her very own spindle, a bubinga in the 20g range too.

That’s my girl.  Now to get the boy going Smile

Craft on!

Tags: Spinning

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Donna // May 10, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Yes – you may indeed have found the solution. It seems to be mine (funny – my blogpost today was about my spindle too). I can’t stand lugging my wheel around unless I will be spinning for an entire day someplace. I usually just take the spindle and off I go.

    Kat is going great! Wow – very impressive.

  • 2 Liz // May 10, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Reading this makes me want to dig out my spindle, and I don’t really like spindle spinning, lol!

    Look at her go, awesome!

  • 3 --Deb // May 10, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Right under your nose. And yay for Kat for picking it up so fast! It does remind me that I haven’t TOUCHED a spindle in ages, either.

  • 4 Laurie // May 23, 2012 at 6:32 am

    YAY! And she came to you about it on her own. That is so so cool.

    I love my spindles.

  • 5 JessaLu // Jun 1, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    yay for kat! I did some spindle spinning while watching Amy’s booth on Sunday – I had forgotten how much I enjoy it