Sunday, August 18, 2019

And That's Why I Have Electric Wheels

I had such grand plans for this weekend. We had next to nothing planned, so I thought I would get tons of crafting in. And it started out fairly well: I got up early yesterday morning and went for a 3.3 mile run. Shortly after I got back, though, I started feeling not right. And since then I've spent the majority of the weekend on my bed, feeling helpless. I'm not exactly sure what's up with me, though I suspect a flair-up of a chronic condition (isn't getting older fun?). I'm just feeling very weak and worn out, so I haven't had much energy. Today going grocery shopping wore me out so much that I had to take a nap.

I'm thankful that if I had to feel under the weather, it's at least happened at a time when I didn't have to miss out on anything or try to grin and bear it. I'm a little sad that it meant that I did not have the energy to do as much spinning done as I had hoped. I was still okay to spin a bit on Friday night, and I managed to finish up the second bag of fiber bundles in my big Polwarth spin. The second bobbin is getting much closer to being full!

First thing this morning I had enough energy to a tiny bit of plying, so I put the Electric Eel Nano through its plying paces with the singles I'd spun last week. I haven't washed the skein to set the twist yet, but I'm happy with how it looks.

The colors aren't really my thing, but this was freebie fiber and I spun it just to test out the wheel, so I'm not too worried. I think there are still plenty of adjustments I could make to the wheel, but I have to say that I am pretty impressed with what it can do given the circumstances. And on a day like today, when I don't have the energy to treadle, it's good to have an electric wheel!


  1. Sorry you're not feeling well, but glad you have the Electric Eel! The spinning looks good, and I hope you're beginning to feel a lot better.

  2. I hope you are feeling much better today (and if you are not, I hope you could take the day off to continue your recovery!) Nice test spinning on your new electric eel!

  3. Kerry1:12 AM

    I love my electric wheel. Some people only use it for plying, I don't know why. I have a heavy duty travelling case for it, which doubles as a table. My husband made adjustments to both cars so I can spin wherever the car is. I get a lot done in a short time. This is good because I am often low on energy.