More fully, Z is for Zebrawood Spindle!
I had Christmas money to spend on myself (thanks, Mom and Dad!) and chose to spend it on expanding my spindle collection from solely the bottom whorl spindles with which I spun at the recent Bethlehem re-enactment, to lighter spindles which were a different variety, top or high whorl.
This heart-stoppingly gorgeous Zebrawood spindle is a Bosworth Midi spindle, carefully and beautifully made by hand and spin-tested before being sent off to me (with a friend or two; there was also a belated birthday present in there). What a difference well-prepared and easy-to-spin fiber, and a beautifully balanced spindle make! It’s hard to believe I just started spinning with a spindle a little over a month ago; what I spun last night with my new spindle, looks so much better than my first attempts.
Unfortunately, someone else in my house seems to take a great interest in Zebrawood spindles also!
I think this spinning session is now over….
This concludes 2008’s ABC-Along (during the last hour of the last day, true to form! Yes, I know it’s 2009, but there was extra time at the beginning for sign-ups, and the periods ended on Saturdays, so the ABC-Along went through today).
It’s been a lot of fun, and I think I should make a retro-collage with all the photos.
But not today.