Saturday, August 4, 2007

FO: Spinning Wheel

My latest FO (the wheel--the child is still a WIP).

Details:
Ashford Traveller, bought unfinished, stained with Minwax water-based stain in Vermont Maple, applied with a very light hand, and two applications of Minwax finishing paste wax instead of polyurethane, for that hand-polished look.

Everyone in the family seems fascinated by the new addition. I think Sophie is wondering where the sheep are. Or how it will taste. Either way, I think I'm going to have to store the wheel in a locked closet, which is the only place she can't reach. (And in case you're wondering, it's not an optical illusion. She really is that big.)

17 comments:

uberstrickenfrau said...

Whoa! Big doggie! and I'm so surprised you got it all together already!!! When I saw the pieces on the newspaper I thought it would take a few days. Nice color too!

Suzanne said...

That looks great!

Jane said...

I will enjoy watching your adventures of spinning. Learning to spin is at the top of my list! Love the wheel.

The_Add_Knitter said...

All put together, how satisfying! Have a great time with spinning!!

What breed is Sophie?

sophanne said...

very cool-I can only imagine how many more hours of your life Impulsive demanded to get it done so quickly.

uberstrickenfrau said...

BIG doggie!! When I saw the photo of the wheel in little bitty pieces on the newspaper, I thought it would take days to get it back together....I am humbled at your power. I like the color you chose.

uberstrickenfrau said...

Whoa---I think I just feel though a time worm hole. I have no memory of commenting before and there it is! Wow. I am losing it. Sorry for the double comment and saying the same thing twice! eep.

Sarah said...

The wheel looks so beautiful!

kmkat said...

Speedy job on the wheel! If it were mine it would be in pieces for, oh, about a year before I finally got it done.

Is Sophie a Newfie?

Sharon said...

It's very pretty!

Sarah said...

Yes, is Sophie a Newfoundlander? I love those dogs.

Great choice for the finish. Can't wait to see your offspring from it.

Kids as W.I.P. I love that. We are never really finished though, are we?

Haley said...

Aren't we all WIPs? Glad you got your wheel finished. Have fun using it!

MelissaKnits said...

It is beautiful (the WIP and the FO, and the dog for that matter). I love the stain color.

Happy spinning!

Quail Hill Knits said...

You did a beautiful job on the stain. The wheel looks wonderful. So, when are we going to see the yarn you are making?

Kim said...

Wow, what a kick ass job you did staining & putting together your wheel! Let the spinning begin!

Romi said...

It is totally gorgeous! Even I am tempted. :g:

Kristin said...

It looks great! I really like the Vermont maple.