I am in love again!
Yesterday, I got word that my newest addition to my Bosworth spindle family would be arriving shortly. There are no words to express how much jumping and giggling went on afterwards. I have been wanting this spindle since before I learned how to spin! When I would click through the Bosworth Flickr pool, they would always catch my breath.
Girl Child and I were so excited (well, we minus her), that we carded a batt in the meantime in anticipation. We have been finding things to do together over the summer and this was fun and did no damage to the house.
I had bought a new bag to hold my binders and files for the new job. When I knew my spindle was almost here, I had the task of finding how to transport my spindles all over again since this bag is slightly narrower.
When my spindle arrived, I lined them up and started the family photos!
Aren't they gorgeous?!
Many of you may already know this…but for those who don't, the newest spindle is called a Bosworth Moosie. It's made of fallen moose antlers. They are shed every year and grow all over again. No animals get hurt at all. Mr. Bosworth makes beauties of these would-be left behind materials. His wife polishes them and ships them off. They're made in groups called “herds” And the waiting list is pretty long. Sometimes years. Once upon a time, I had wrote them to find out whether I could be added to the next list. I got a response not long ago about being added to the tail end of a herd if I was interested in a medium weight spindle. Um…yeah!!
Now it's here!
Such a beautiful finish to this spindle! It practically gleams! It amazes me that it's so dense. It's a midi weight spindle at 35 grams (1.25 ounces), but the whorl is tinier than both of the other spindles I bought (the largest of which is also a midi made of Birdseye maple wood). The shaft on this spindle is Kamphi Rosewood. It’s slightly less red than the Bloodwood shaft on my last Bosworth from MDSW.
I asked the Bosworths to make this spindle shorter. It's trimmed down to 7.5 inches so that it will better fit into my water bottle and snug into my fiber.
Now, it's probably about 1.5 to 2 inches shorter than the other Bosworth spindles I own.
I can't get over the beauty of it! Squee!! This one is a lot less wounded than my previous purchase. It's a lot more representative of all the great things happening in my life currently, I suppose. :)
I gave it some props, lol!
It has a very substantial feel to it. Well, medium weight spindles are my favorite weight spindles anyway. Doesn't stop me from using other weights, of course. But, I find that they're just very versatile…I can spin and ply with them. And, as a personal preference, I like to feel the spindle when I'm spinning.
Lovely and heavenly in every way!
It spins about as fine as I need it to spin too. It could probably go finer than that, I'm sure. Shall we play around with it and see? ;)
Why, yes. Yes, we shall.