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My turkish love…

Late last night I decided to put my knitting aside and get out my brand new Turkish Spindle from Kjerringrokk. My spinning guru friend Marianne was so kind to buy one for me at a spinning retreat she went to earlier this year. I could have bought one online, but since she has lots of experience, I really wanted her to find me a good one. And she did!

IMG_6443This little beauty weighs 21g and is made out of Norwegian birch! I picked one of the lovely fuzzlings from Fondant Fibre which is a really nice amount of wool to use for these kinds of “just going to try a little bit” spinning projects. Then I looked through a couple of YouTube videos and gave the spindle a try. And it was so much fun! The spindle spins really well, and I kind of got fixed on winding it up as even as I could, so it would look pretty…


Just look at that fun little turtle shell shaped ball! I´m so excited!

Needless to say, what was supposed to be an hour and a half spin before bedtime ended up beeing a lot longer project. I didn´t get to bed until the fuzzling was gone…
IMG_6451So. Can you guess what I´m up to now? I just have to eat some breakfast and then I´m going to find one of the polwarth sample box braids from Greenwood Fiberworks that I bought in February.

I´m spending my Sunday with my turkish love.


10 thoughts on “My turkish love…”

  1. I can see why. I didn´t get what the big deal was until I tried this one. Now I´m slightly obsessed! 😛
    I´m already thinking what I could spin next. I would like to try this spindle in a bigger project. Something with a bit of color change, so I can look at it change on the cob!

    Not that I don´t have lots of bigger projects going on spinning wise… but you know how it is I guess…;) Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment Vicky!

  2. Your little turtle shell ball looks fabulous!!! I love photos of turkish spindles with the yarn wound up as yours!
    Enjoy the rest of the Sunday with lovely spinning time 🙂

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