|Mini Turkish Drop Spindle from Snyder Spindles on Etsy.|
It seems as though Turkish spinning is quite the rage now. When I first began spinning, I actually learned on an Ashford Turkish Drop Spindle that really qualified as more of a boat anchor. No wonder I had such a challenge keeping my singles from breaking! That was a long time ago, though, and now that Etsy has come to the forefront of my virtual shopping space, a new spindle is never far away.
|Goliath and David! Notice the hook at the top of the Ashford.|
|Trindling while Lesson Planning!|
I would love to say my wheels are seeing action, but right now they are resting in anticipation of Tour de Fleece, which is set to begin next month. Before I can get started on much more spinning, I really do need to finish my sweater, Tang, which I am knitting up with Wool of the Andes by Knit Picks. I started the project quite awhile ago, but after my mother passed away, I didn't feel like picking it up again. Now I am back at it and working on the first sleeve. I'd love to have it finished before we head out on vacation, but I know myself too well. It may be quite some time yet before I can check it off the list, but at least I'm moving ahead!