Life's Little Details: Knitting, Sewing, Green Living, Frugal Living and Cooking In A Little Corner of Southern French Countryside.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Something to Giggle About

Yeah, Sure.
Originally uploaded by The Stitchin Sheep.
I thought I'd post this to give all you spinners a little something to giggle about. If you've ever seen a spinning wheel up close, you'll know that this is NOT what they are supposed to look like.

As I believe I mentioned before, my brother-in-law got this wheel off of ebay for me. Its condition might not have been too bad, but there were some pieces missing. Funny thing is, the seller claimed it was fully-functional. And, apparently, to make it look the part, he threw on some extra pieces to make it look whole.

This is the entire "mechanism" (if you will) as it arrived in the mail.

I'll show some close-ups of some of the individual pieces just for fun.

Then, you'll get some shots of what we've done to it to make it work.