Google+ Beverly Is Yarn Crazy!: I am so excited!!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I am so excited!!!

I have just sent payment for a spinning wheel! Yes, really! I have been wanting one for so very long and the right one for me was offered for sale by a wonderful person on Ravelry. She has been wonderful to deal with and very generous in the deal as well.

The following information and picture were provided by the seller:

Ashford Traditional SD Double Treadle, plus the original single treadle.

  • 4 regular bobbins
  • Jumbo set with maiden, Jumbo flyer, 4 Jumbo bobbins, plus a bushing so you can use regular bobbins on the Jumbo flyer 3 Speed Flyer (ratios of 6.5, 12.5 & 17.5:1)
  • Original kate (holds 3 bobbins at a time)
  • Ashford Maintenance Kit
  • Stretchy drive band (about a month old)
This wheel spins beautifully and is super smooth. Double treadle, jumbo set up and 3 speed flyer were purchased about a month ago.She will be shipping it out to me on Saturday and I am simply overcome by anticipation! Okay, I am a little disappointed that the cutie pie chihuahua doesn't come with it, but I will get over that.

It has been an exhausting process of elimination, trying to decide what spinning wheel would become my first, and most likely my only, spinning wheel. I need to thank my plurk pals for their support and feedback during this process, as it has been invaluable. Also, the man in life has been very encouraging and that means a lot to me as this is a big investment for our meager means. I feel that I have made a good choice and look forward to many years of happy spinning. Now I just need to try to be patient while waiting for it to get here.



  1. Yeah! I'm so glad you found one. I know you'll love it.

  2. What a beautiful wheel! Happy spinning! :-)

  3. I'm so happy you found your wheel at last. I can't wait to hear about your spinning adventures. :D

  4. Congrats on finding the wheel for you :) Enjoy it!

  5. I just know you're going to enjoy the wheel. I have a feeling that your enthusiasm for this has lead me down a slippery slope and when I get a job I'll be following you...... And, Bev? I'm so glad you got this instead of a Babe. They're cheaper but just not pretty at all. The extra outlay will be worthwhile because you'll have something you are NOT embarrassed to have on display.


  6. Very very cool! Enjoy it! I can't wait to see what you create with it! =D

  7. Congratulations Bev! I have the same wheel, except it is a double drive instead of a single drive. Let me know if you have any questions at all. I've had mine for years and I LOVE it! :)

  8. Congratulations! I love my wheel (just got it last Summer)... and that one is a beauty!

  9. I just got a wheel last Christmas. Hope you really enjoy it!


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