February 28, 2010

Meet Lulu

I have a new wheel.

Meet Lulu the Lendrum spinning wheel. Why Lulu? She slopes towards the spinner and this reminds me of a french can can dancer, hence Lulu:)

I ordered this wheel quite some months ago now and have been eagerly awaiting her arrival. The slope of the wheel makes it far easier for me to spin, less wear and tear on the back.
She folds up for travel and came with a normal flyer, jumbo flyer and fast(lace) flyer, bobbins and a tensioned lazy kate.

There has been some finishing of knitting. This shawl was knit entirely with handspun.
Firstly, the happy hippy batt from Laal Bear, my first time spinning from a batt. I didn't put enough twist in due to inexperience. It works fine with the shawl though.

Secondly falkland fibre from Mandacrafts
I think they make a good team in this shawl don't you?
I knew I wouldn't have enough of either one on its own so I decided to pair them.
I love the effect the happy hippy creates because it has glitz in , when the shawl moves it sparkles.
I'm now off to spin with Lulu:)

5 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Lulu is a lulu!

Rosie said...

Lulu looks a wonderful addition to the family. I hope you have many happy and comfortable hours spinning with her.

Dianna said...

congratulations! I am so happy for you that you finally got your Lendrum!

kitkatknit said...

Lulu is wonderful (I love Lendrums!) Was your shawl from a pattern or did you make it up as you went?

Erica said...

What a wonderful addition! I am the lone Ashford spinner in my Knitting Group - the rest have Lendrums and are so in love with them. Happy Spinning :)