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Monday, 18 April 2016

The Postman Came Knocking

Well, what on earth could this be?  A late birthday present?  Gift from an admirer?  Or the result of a twitchy finger!  One of those moments when your finger hovers delicately over the "Buy Me" button while your brain says "No, you've got three already!"  Funny how your finger suddenly gets an irresistible urge to twitch at just the wrong moment.  Guess which won?

Maybe you need a little clue - this is what was in the packaging :-

No ideas yet?  Need another clue?

You must be getting the message by now!

I'm sure I don't need to spell it out.

Oh, OK!  I admit it!  I've just bought my fourth spinning wheel!  A Louet Victoria travel wheel which comes with it's own handy backpack just in time for the arrival of our new camper van next week!

Here she is in all her glory :-

Lovely little girl, and so light I can lift her with one finger!  She only takes a minute to unfold and start using and the same amount of time to refold and pack in her carry bag, and there's no need for any tools either - just a few clicks and you're there.  She spins like a dream - I couldn't wait to get started so I'm spinning some super-soft alpaca on her. Looking forward to all the lazy, sunny, summer days to come when we drive off into the sunset!

Oh, I nearly forgot - there was another box in that package.  I wasn't lying when I said it could be a late birthday present.  Look what I got from my eldest wicked stepson and his lovely wife :-

These are cotton carders specially for preparing all the cotton I've grown in the last few years and not gotten around to spinning!  Fun times ahead!


  1. I've been thinking about Hansen e-spinners lately even though I haven't spun in ages. But a camper van wheel is totally justified!

    Are cotton carders special apart from, I'm guessing, denser needles?

    1. No, I think that's probably the only difference. My normal carders are 72 tpi (tips per inch), whereas these are about 110 I think.

  2. Oh lovely.. how exciting :) I just love seeing such well designed things.. perfect little wheel for your camper van!

    1. Yes, it's brilliant, I'm really impressed with it. :-)