Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Friday, February 24, 2006
Quick call for back up!
Barbie has a crack.
And I'm sure you think I've cracked as well.
Just as I was finishing up an order for K.Pixie I noticed that the wheel just wasn't behaving at all. Actually it was being a little finicky for a while and I just paid no heed to it. (bad spinner) So as I was spinning away the wheel swung towards me. Yes, the whole top wheel unit.
Yipes! That doesn't seem good.
I swung it back and treadled while looking intently to see what might be the problem. Again it swung wildly towards me. I still didn't see the problem but I didn't want to get attacked again. Finally I spotted the giant crack in her base.
I just wasn't paying attention these past couple of weeks and I never treated Barbie as good as I treat the Ashford and the Bulky Spinner. There was prejudice involved. I am ashamed of my attitude. I treated the poor plastic wheel as if she was a second class wheel.
I had to finish the order so what do I do. I go for the Handy woman's fixall. Having none in the house, I went for the next best thing...packing tape. Yeah, it's sad. The poor gal is down and out and now caked with packing tape. Eventually I'll get some real fixin' tape or grab my tool belt, put on my butch and go to the store for replacement piping.
As a consolation there may be a new wheel (or 4) coming here soon (today). Until then I'll be anxiously working on the Ashford and blue face leicester.
Mmmmmm Blue faced Leicester.