Wednesday, April 12, 2006

More Research Fodder


Look at what was waiting for me after my dog walk this morning! The one on the left is a stripped down mahogany Lady Ann (1.7g), that's a Kaari in the center of oak, ash, and bubinga (.95g), and the one on the right is a Mongold. The first two are Hatchtown's and I feel very lucky to have them.
If you haven't heard about the nesting eagles on Hornby Island yet, it's definitely worth a look. Live streaming video pretty much in the nest!

10 comments:

Melanie said...

I'd love to hear how you like the Lady Anne. I hear that they spin well, but they're such an odd shape that I wonder how well the cop will stay put.

Uli said...

Those look very nice. One of these days I'll get to practicing with my drop spindle we bought at that little spin-in last summer. I started actually getting the hang of it and then I put it away again and haven't picked it up again.

Kerry said...

I'm hyperventillating.

Nannette said...

I have spindle ency. Like Melanie, I want a review of the Lady Anne. I've been tempted, but wonder if the cop would slide down.

Nannette said...

I meant ENVY. Also, does the Lady Anne have a notch?

Lavender said...

I love spindles and have several but I'm terrible with them. I think it's a conspiracy...our guild had a program on spindles last night and now you're flashing your new beauties! I think it's time for me to try again.

Anonymous said...

Two people asked about the Lady Anne. I have one, and just love her more even than my akha. I like to spin cobweb/laceweight yarn, and the Lady Anne is wonderful for this. I had heard she was difficult to use, but that was not the case for me.

Anonymous said...

I forgot to ask, how do you like the top whorl Mongold? Gibson-Roberts seems to think they are the greatest.

Anonymous said...

I forgot to ask about the Mongold? Do you like it as much as Priscilla Gibson-Roberts seems to?

Anonymous said...

Do you know if they are still making the Lady Anne spindle? I would like one, it would be lovely to have even if it is difficult to use. I am looking for a lace weight spindle but will wait for a Lady Anne. Karin @ www.merrypurl.com