I got an Ashford Traditional at Christmas for a bargain price.... But I never really got on with it. I held on to Natalie's Kiwi until I had finished the fibre I was on and then returned it to her. In the meantime I tried the Traditional and every time got cross with it and me - we weren't bonding.
Then the week I returned the Kiwi to Natalie I was offered a cornflower blue Kiwi and I declined and I turned it down. It just didn't speak to me. Then.... only a couple of days later I saw a scarlet Kiwi for sale and of course it was now almost my birthday.... so I grabbed it- yippee.
She arrived and was re-assembled - didn't take too long. Here she is in all her glory:
Isn't she gorgeous? The previous owner called her Marcy - but don't think that's a name that works for me. She's definitely a lady. Something red? Scarlet, Red, Ferrari, Ruby ??? What do you think?
Here's a close up of the kiwi itself:
And what is she like to spin on? A dream. An absolute dream - I have been spinning so much.
I have spun this:
All the Pretty Fibres - 2 Drum Carded Batts - 100g - 100% Merino Wool
I also finished spinning some rainbow pencil roving and made this:
I really am enjoying spinning with this wheel - she's a keeper.
Of course I now have an Ashford Traditional Wheel for sale....