Like a walk through the country side living on a small farm is full of daily surprises, sometimes wonderful and amazing, and other times puzzling and sad. I hope you will walk with me as I live out my dream of living on this tiny farm. You will come to know the dogs, cats, Shetland sheep and chickens that make up this farm and what goes into keeping them happy and healthy. Come and join the journey with me.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Have I Lost My Mind??

Well, obviously.
So I have this spinning wheel, that I can't even spin on , yet. (Please don't look at my piled up, messy house! You can look though and note that the spinning wheel has the driver band ON). If that isn't bad enough, I had to go to a flea market today, on the way home from work, and buy this thing!

And even though I have no yarn, and can't spin, I just had to have this antique yarn winder. Did it even sink in that it's even bigger than my spinning wheel and that I have no room for it? Evidently not.
I probably would have been able to walk away from it but it was on sale. Down from $65.00 to $39.99. It's a pretty charming looking old piece, and I assume it is workable. If I ever had any yarn spun up I might find out.


I'm not sure I'll keep it, but for now it's tucked behind the wood stove, where I can admire it, but still not trip over it.

Somebody really needs to do an intervention here!

6 comments:

Pat in TN said...

If nothing else it's neat to have sitting around ... it's quite a unique piece and WOW whatta price!!!

Nancy K. said...

I can't, for the life of me, make out what the last picture is. Then again, I'm the one who took three weeks to figure out the upside-down cat face in your side-bar!

Congratulations on a great find! WHEN you start spinning, you will discover it to be a very useful tool It beats the crap out of winding yarn off of the bobbin with a niddy noddy. Oh yeah, you DO have a niddy noddy, don't you??

;-)

Fall is a great time to learn to spin and you'll be amazed by how easy it really is...

Tammy said...

Yes, Pat it IS a great old piece. The only trouble is, my house is full of such 'great old things'. :-) I had someone come to pick up sheep a few weeks back, and when she walked in, it was like 'wow, look at all the old things!'. I'm thinking to take it as a compliment. ha...
Nancy, that last picture is of some kind of gauge that is on the side of the winder--it moves around as the wheel is turned. I'm sure it has a use, maybe to indicate how much has been loaded on?? Niddy-noddy?? Oh, dear....:-) I would love to start spinning, but seem to be having major techincal difficulties with the spinning wheel. Maybe someday...
Tammy

Janna's Page said...

tsk tsk, I keep telling you Tammy, you need a "drop spindle"! :)

It takes up MUCH less room than a wheel.. heheheh

Seriously though, if you need any help, let me know.. I know several people who can help you learn to spin on a wheel!

Kathy said...

Score! You will really appreciate having this when you DO start spinning, Tammy! Just remember: You don't have to feed it or send it to college. ;-)

Tessa said...

Okay, who was it that was pointing fingers at my shoe purchases??? HMMM????