Spinning up a storm!

No, I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth or been abducted by aliens. What can I say? Life is just so busy for me since I started long service leave in July. You’d think I’d have more time to do more but I actually have more time to waste time. One of my friends said once you finish work you lose the structure to your days. Initially I didn’t realise what she meant but now I do. I seem to do bits and pieces some days without really doing too much.

However on the bright side, over the last few months I’ve still managed to churn out lot of knitting, weaving and spinning so all is not lost 🙂

Yesterday I was in a bit of a ‘bleh’ mood so I grabbed my phone and bought myself an early Christmas present. It’s something I’ve been pondering for a while so I decided to just ‘bite the bullet’ and ‘do it!’.

I’ll have to wait until it’s shipped from New Zealand so I’m not sure when this little gift will arrive. Here’s a sneak peek preview (these pics are taken direct from the Majacraft website). It’s a brand new Little Gem spinning wheel complete with carry bag, lazy kate and some extra colourful bobbins.

I bought this wheel through Chantelle Hills from Fiberific who’s my local (Brisbane) Majacraft dealer. Chantelle is so helpful and approachable so I know I can approach her if I have any Majacraft-related questions.

I seem to be in a ‘blue’ mood lately when it comes to spinning fibre. Here’s my last couple of spins.

Of course when you’re spinning fibre and buying yarn it means that you’re building a huge stash at the same time! Normally I don’t know what I’ll knit with my stash but I do love to go stash diving to find a particular yarn to match a pattern. There’s nothing more exciting than discovering yarn you’d forgotten you had!

I’ve not long returned from the Highfields spinning camp near Toowoomba. Again, it was another opportunity to buy yarn and fibre and of course do lots of spinning. I do love spending time with my yarn and fibre friends.

That’s me on the far right (photo above)
And wearing the white top.

As you can see, it’s been a month of socialising and spinning. What more could I ask for?

And lastly, I absolutely love my Sickinger Kitty spinning wheel and I’ve often thought I’d like another one as a spare, just in case…. The spinning gods answered my wish when I found this little Kitty in a local opp shop. She came with five bobbins and the original threading hook too!!! A bargain at $125. I love my pigeon pair of Kitties 🙂

Until next time…


6 thoughts on “Spinning up a storm!

  1. So glad you haven’t been abducted by aliens, Melanie! Your spinning is lovely, as always, and I’m sure you’ll love your Little Gem. I have an early one – well, it’s officially still mine but my daughter has snaffled it. All the best, from the land of the kiwi!


  2. I’ve been thinking about you and hoping all was well. I have missed reading about your travels and knitting/spinning adventures. So glad to hear from you again, Melanie.


  3. Hi,
    I also have a Kitty but she needs a new drive band!
    I’ve been having trouble sourcing one locally, and was hoping you would be able to help me find one! If you know of an online retailer?

    Many thanks


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