Sunday, April 24, 2011

Spinning again

 I am walking again, well sort of... I have a big cam walker boot on my left foot and I need a walker or crutches, but I am walking.  I still have minimal to a lot of pain from the Achilles tendon surgery.  I was a little over-zealous with my physical therapy exercises and I think that I pulled something.  I go back to the Doc tomorrow eve for them to check it out.  It is just a long and slow recovery and patience is not one of my greatest attributes.

I had tried spinning one footed on my Lendrum upright DT and was not very successful.  I became frustrated and decided to give myself additional time to heal.  This weekend I decided to give it a go on my Schacht Reeves Saxony wheel.  I love this wheel. I have the 30 inch cherry and it spins much better than I do!  It practically goes by itself although it does like to be oiled.

I pulled out some Twisted Sunshine Designs 50/50 Merino Silk, one of my favorite things to spin.  This wonderful top, combined with the Schacht's ease of spinning was just what I needed.  One footed spinning is just fine on this well balanced wheel and this fiber basically spins itself.  As I was waiting for my dh to finish in the kitchen I sat in the dining room spinning.  Here is a photo of the wheet and the fiber, to the right and a close up below.

fiber on the bobbin

Looks like I am back in business!  There is no better way to relax than to spin.  I can only do it for a limited time as I still have to keep my left let elevated but it is a start. 

Now I am also ready to add some more stock to if you want you can check out photos of items that are not in the shop at the twistedsunshinedesigns flickr account

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