Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Running on Empty.

A picture to make any spinner's heart beat faster.....



Twenty-nine empty bobbins! Yup, count them, twenty-nine. Isn't that a beautiful sight? And I've got another three Louet ones carrying WIPs, two Ashford ones ditto and five more empty bobbins sitting on various other wheels that I didn't want to bother taking off just for a picture. Oh, and three on the Hatbox which is up in the attic. Forty-two bobbins in total, eek. I've never actually bothered counting them all before. I've always, like any other spinner, thought I never had enough bobbins. Now I realise I've never had enough bobbins because they've always been full of something that I've not finished making.

I've cleared this lot though, and the two Ashford ones will be plied today. I have been doing a lot of plying lately. I estimate it as at least one if not two kilometres worth, actually, which is a lot of treadling. It's a sunny day so there will even be pictures to come of the finished yarns over the next few days. But in the meantime today's picture is for the spinners among you. Lovely sight, isn't it?

6 comments:

Woollycraft Workshops said...

Gosh.... now I'm wondering how I manage with just 3 bobbins!

yvette said...

Wow, that is fabulous, I only have 5 including one clunky one, I look forward to seeing all your finished yarn.

Denise said...

I just have 3 bobbins and the big plying one. I did have 4 but one was lost in last years move.

I wouldn't know what to do with that many bobbins.

Linda said...

That is a lot of plying & treadling! I'll be waiting for photos of the finished yarns as well. Nicely done!

Caryn said...

Congrats on all the plying. I have 2 wheels; one for me and one my DD uses!

Judy said...

That is a wonderful collection of bobbins, but what on earth is the skull on the bottom shelf ?