An Estonian girl who has found a home in Sweden.

Saturday, April 1

April 01, 2006 Posted by Vaire

Oh dear! Where did this week go? It feels like someone just removed a week from my life and I have no idea where it went.

Look what I got yesterday!

Spinning wheel

It is on a long term loan until the owner wants it back. The wheel is a modern copy of an antique spinning wheel. It is a castle type single-drive (aka Scotch tension), single treadle wheel. I've never spun on a Scotch tension wheel before so it'll be interesting to learn. Frustrating too, I bet. Double-drive is simple: you sit down and spin, when you want to ply you adjust one screw that makes the bobbin pull more. Simple and easy — no fiddling involved.

A bush in flowers.

The spring is upon us and things are blooming.

I've tried to get some information about yarn stores in Dublin without any good results. The best list I found was this one: Wool Works: knitting stores in Ireland. It is quite out of date, but I'll be visiting these and post the results.