Monday, December 26, 2005

Ode to Little Gem2

Little Gem2, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

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I love your smooth spinning, the ease with which your treadles glide, your quick no-hands-necessary stops and starts, and your sealed bearings. I love your beauty, your pretty finish, your attractively turned post, and your no fuss design. I love your practicality too, your portable lightness, your convenient and protective carry case, the way you take up no more space than necessary, and your willingness to fold up and go with me anywhere. I love your big, no-rattle bobbins and your sliding flyer hook. I love your double treadles that allow me to sit straight and use both feet at once sparing me back pain and chiropractor bills. My lovely new wheel, you are truly a GEM. Welcome to the family.

7 comments:

dragon knitter said...

don't double treadles just rock? i have an ashford traveller with double treadle, and i will never go back to singles. i get more exercise that way, lol

Rabbitch said...

Ooh nice! Santa was good to you!

I'm getting a kilo of coffee, which I have to buy myself before the kid wakes up in the morning.

At least I'm not getting coal, and I get spoiled in four weeks :)

e's knitting and spinning blog said...

Congratulations! What a present!

Lisa S said...

Oh, another convert to my beloved Majacraft. Good for you. In NZ you have the Poad's and their little family workshop and then Ashford and their enormous factory...hmmm, which do I prefer? You guessed it, the little workshop in the Kiwi orchard. Congrats and woo hoo to Santa!

Samsara said...

Congratulations, Marlene! Welcome to the world of Majacraft. That's a beautiful little wheel, and I hope you'll have many happy hours together. Ah, therapy. :-)

jenknits said...

Yeah! Another Gem - welcome to the family! These are great little wheels and they do almost everything you could possible want to spin - well, it does everything I want to spin! I love the dog bone right out there in front :-)

Maggie Ann said...

Sounds like you got the perfect Christmas gift. I'm glad for you and what a great picture!