Friday, February 23, 2007

Finding Joy!

"A longing for excitement can be satisfied without external means, within oneself; for creating is the most intense excitement one can come to know." ~Anni Albers (wife of josef albers)

It's been a mixed week, there have been ups and downs and inbetweens and over the last few days my list of things to do keeps growing and I don't seem to be getting anything done.

Maybe this has something to do with it....

Can you guess what it is yet?

For those of you who don't recognise those sleek lines I'd like to introduce you to Joy!
I was in the right place at the right time last Sunday, and when the opportunity arose to bring her home with me I didn't hesitate, she was filthy dirty, but nothing that couldn't be fixed.
She was also in need of a couple of springs and a brake band, so due to lack of time for a couple of days I just wistfully pedalled, then I borrowed the old brake band and sad looking spring from my old faithful Ashford Traditional, I have also taken possesion of a drum carder on long term loan, so after carding up some fibre to play with we started to get aquainted.
It almost feels like we're old friends!
How ironic in a week of Optimism I find Joy!


Ms. Knitingale said...

Oh, I'm so excited for you!! It looks absolutely wonderful. I can't wait to see what you and Joy make together!!

Artis-Anne said...

Oh that is so lovely ,a Joy for Jo :)
I bet you can't keep your hands of her and she will so portable too.Look forward to hearing of your adventures together. Have fun

Marianne said...

I love that...a Joy for Jo!
Congratulations, sweetheart! and how wonderful that you two feel like old friends...I do love that.
Mmmmmmmm, we get to see more of your fibre carding results and spinning!
You treat us like Queens, you do.

Charity said...

Yay, how wonderful! I'm so excited for you! :0)

Seahorse said...

Hi! Thanks for commenting on my blog. I'm in Lincolnshire.

I love the wheel and even better that it was such a lucky find.

Your Namelian is great. You're a couple of years younger than me but do you remember Vision On from the early seventies? They used a very similar idea in the opening credits!

Strumpstickan said...

Looks like you've made a bargain, but I am not sure what Joy really does but I'm sure it has something to do with spinning?

I am in bed with the flue by the way, so you'll know why I am full of pills *lol*

Kath said...

Oh lucky you! A joy and long term loan of a drum carder! Wow! I foresee some more yummy handspun appearing shortly - LOL.

steve said...

Great find (and quote)! I love the look of natural wood, and since I'm kind of clueless about knitting, I instantly see thi as making a real nice sculpture piece. Hope you have fun with it!

Fiberjoy said...

What a great find! You'll soon have her humming merrily along. Very exciting news. Makes me almost wish...

Caroline said...

Its great to see the Joy you got in your week of Optimism... I wonder what Reality will bring?