Sunday, February 28, 2016

A CPW Play Date

Last fall, when two Kentucky spinners ended up at the same New York fiber festival playing with a nice CPW (Canadian Production Wheel) for sale (that I ended up buying :-), we laughed that we were going to have to have a CPW play date when we got home.  Pat already had a CPW as did another friend, Debbie (debky on Ravelry).  

Spin Ins are not uncommon.  Spin Ins with three antique wheels (I'm guessing each wheel is somewhere around 100 years old) are a bit rarer.


Spinning (or knitting or crocheting or weaving...) with a cat sitting on your lap - not uncommon (as anyone with a cat knows ;-).


Being able to spin with a cat AND and dog - a bit rarer :-D.


Debbie and I did some wheel maintenance and Pat happened to have a new bobbin that didn't fit her wheel, but fit mine perfectly, and she was able to get my wheel's excited chattering down to an acceptable purr.  


Check out these neat shoes.  They are see-through to showcase your hand knit socks!  I think those were hand dyed, too.


What a fun afternoon.


Even if you'd maybe rather have gone for a walk ;-).


32 comments:

Jo said...

What a quaint get-together - a spin in. Are you the spinner in the far left of the second to last photo? I love the cat AND the dog with the first spinner's lap. Lovely post!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Yep, that's me on the left, then Debbie and Pat on the right. The cats were hilarious all afternoon.

MarmePurl said...

I will start looking for a cpw right now so I can come to the next play date.

Tyche's Minder said...

Jealous!

Linda said...

What a lovely post.

karen said...

there is nothing like being with like minded people. I just had a group of knitting friends over and it was so so so good. there was the knitting but the companionship is where it's at.

Michelle said...

How wonderful! No doubt a room FULL of talent.

Lori Skoog said...

Sara....was this at Equinox Farm? Looks like you all are pros.

sophy0075 said...

My cat *and* my dog want to be on my lap when I spin, but I only have a Traveller, not a romantic CPW. (Envy! Envy too that you have pals around to spin with.)

Adriene J said...

It's for days like those that I wish I could get my act together and do more spinning. I'd hang out on the steps with my Golding spindles and see if the cats could resist them. And I'd also bring scones. :)

thecrazysheeplady said...

They are fun wheels :-).

thecrazysheeplady said...

Yep :-).

thecrazysheeplady said...

No, Pat's house. Hard to find room for three big wheels :-).

thecrazysheeplady said...

We should get together more often!

Merrilyn McElderry said...

OH how fut it all looks! Love the cat in lap and doggie loving the wheels purring along!!!Merri

Sophie said...

It feels so warm and friendly. You look like strong team.

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

Beautiful wheels! Makes my heart sing!

Wol 'n Draad said...

What gorgeous wheels!! Looks like you had a lot of fun!
Love, Ineke

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh these shots are so incredible now I want a spinning wheel and a cat:) Looks like a goodtime. Hugs B

sophy0075 said...

I wonder if I could find a CPW at Rhinebeck? I wonder if it would fit in a MINI Cooper with a toy poodle and a husband?

thecrazysheeplady said...

The wheel comes off easily so I am quite sure if you could find one that it would fit :-D.

Tagati said...

Sounds like a wonderful day was had by all (even the fur babies)!

BTW, those were great shoes for showcasing hand knit socks. Where would they be available?

Mahalo.

Maureen said...

Oh how I wish I lived closer to bring my CPW and make it a foursome!! They all look lovely and what a great sight it must have been to see them all whirring at once.

And yes, I have had my fair share of cat-on-the-lap-whilst-spinning too. Crazy feline...

LannieK said...

What fun!! Those are beautiful wheels... And a great shot of you all spinning :-)

Susan said...

That's a confluence of wonderful!!! I am using my CPW to spin my Hebridean lace weight. These wheels are so friendly/comforting and Beautiful!!! What a great day you had. Hate to admit how many cat whiskers have been caught in the spinning.........they learn. How many dog noses get caught in the flyer........they learn also!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Oh my that was beautiful seeing the three antique wheels. Mine came from Norway in 1882 I Think. It is real similar to the first one in this post. I need to use it! :)

T.L. Merrybard said...

Nothing like the peace and pleasure of crafting with other people, and of course some furry people too. :)

thecrazysheeplady said...

Here you go :-). http://www.knittersdreamstore.com/category-s/1930.htm

thecrazysheeplady said...

Yes! And post some pictures of it!

ZipZip said...

Ahhhh, peaceful. If most people took the chance to slow down on occasion and spend time with their two-and four-legged friends to make something and be together, I am pretty certain you'd see a great deal more smiling about...

Very best,

Natalie in Lex

The Well Fed Wheel said...

This post has made me feel warm and fuzzy all over! What a beautiful scene with all those gorgeous wheels and it's wonderful to see you all enjoying them together like that.

Alice said...

What a beautiful day to spend together! How lovely to share your love of these spinning wheels with like minded folks!

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