Thursday, 16 September 2010

My new toy

I have a new plaything.

Can you guess what it is?

10 points to anyone who said 'book charkha - short fibres, for the spinning of'. Charkas are usually used to spin cotton but can also spin short-staple fine wools,silk, cashmere & quiviut - not that I'm likely to ever afford the latter.

It arrived today from loopfrogs, a fellow raveller & I had to have a wee play, despite there being dishes in the sink, laundry in the machine & who-knows-what all over the carpet.

I suck :0D

My long-draw skillz are non-existent anyway & between that & the fact that I've never spun anything other than wool . . .

Anyway here are pics -


& a close-up of my lol-worthy spinning (see what I mean about the carpet?) -


Still, like the song said things can only get better (or the charkha might get lobbed in the Forth but hopefully it won't come to that).