A Spindle for me and an AC for us all

My new spindle arrived on Friday! My knee jerk reaction was to rip the package open and extract my new toy. Yet it was received in such pretty wrapping, I couldn’t resist taking pictures to show you.

Wrapped in Merino roving

Spindle wrapped in Silk roving

Spindle assembled
It’s another Turkish spindle, of course.

The stats:
Purchased from Jenkins Woodworking
Hand crafted by Ed Jenkins
Made from Asian Satinwood
1.2 oz.

Another picture because I think it’s so pretty

The first thing I had to learn was how to accomplish a half-hitch knot. Between Dan’s book on knots (Don’t ask me why he own a book on knots. I really couldn’t explain.) and Spindlicity’s step-by-step instructions, I finally got the knack down. And I was off!

The second thing I learned was that I need more practice spinning. Finally, the last tidbit I learned was that silk was awfully slippery and not something to meddle with while still learning how to make a half-hitch knot.

Still, all these little setbacks and learning experiences did not dissuade me from spinning. The brutal heat did.

Our old air conditioner died at the end of last summer. Since Fall was starting and cool days were upon us, we didn’t bother to replace it.

Saturday, with the heat index over 100 degrees F, we made it a priority. We tore out the old one and installed a new one. When I say ‘we’, I really mean ‘Dan’. Dan did the lion’s share of the work. I merely helped move the old AC, oh, maybe a total of six inches. Truly, I don’t know what he would do without me sometimes.

Our new AC:

Jake after his daily walk on Sunday morning:

He’s no fool.

10 thoughts on “A Spindle for me and an AC for us all

  1. Nice spindle!!

    We have central air and STILL had to buy a window unit for baby’s room, as the cold air just doesn’t get up there effectively. This heat is not fun.

  2. The wood on your new spindle is gorgeous! I’m sure it’s handmade, right?

    And Jake’s no fool, is he!?! giggle It was a scorcher in many places this last weekend. Glad you are now cooling off. :)

    Take care!

  3. OOOOOO AAAAAAh. Great spindle and air cond also. We will be looking forward to what comes off of it.
    Especially now that you are cool and comfortable.

  4. Looks like you were hit by the massive heat wave– we’ve had great temps, but a ton of rain. My AC went in this week, but it looks like it won’t be used for at least a two weeks. The shorter the uber-hot spell, the better I say!

    So, you bought another turkish spindle??? Ahh, I think you should test-drive a wheel! :)

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