Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Spinning Space ????

Could this be just the right storage space for a spinning wheel? That's what I'm wondering. I mean one of the folding, collapsible type, of course. It's a very odd space – only 14" wide and 24" deep -- that runs from floor to ceiling in my new apartment. See, over there on the far left, just before you get to the window. I think the architects figured out what components they wanted to include along that wall, found themselves a foot or so short once they'd finished the desk/cabinet unit, and just said "oh, well."


Any folding wheel owners out there? Would one fit? Height is clearly not a problem. Depth not so much either I would think (two feet is pretty good). But 14" wide??? Could a wheel fold up that flat? I don't own a wheel at the moment, but if this strange little space would hold one, I would feel that it was Fate giving me a kick in the pants. "Go buy a wheel," says Fate, "you know you want one. And, look, it wouldn't take up any extra space."


Opinions?

10 comments:

Knitting Linguist said...

Hmmm, I'm going to have to go measure my Traddie, but I tend to think that it would fit there, and it's not even a folding wheel. I'd say it's definitely Fate whispering in your ear...

beverlyanne said...

Welcome back, Woolie! It looks like your move went well, maybe very well if it lead to a spinning wheel. Sorry, I have no experience with them, but I just have a feeling that one would fit in that space.

Sue said...

I'm always a fiber-equipment enabler, so if you think the space means you should get a wheel to fill it - that probably is exactly why that space is there!!

I have a weird tall nook in my studio and it's currently overflowing with tall things that like to lean in there - so if you don't make your tall space into a wheel-storage den, who knows what will take residence?!

Sue

Little Knitter Gem said...

Welcome back! I hope your move went well! I don't have a spinning wheel, either, but I bet one would fit in that perfect space!! You could then put some little shelves in above it to store roving etc. Perfect!! :)

Gemma x x

Delighted Hands said...

Oh, I hope you are doing well-moving is hard! I have an Ashford Joy and it is only 11" wide with the flyer on and only 7" without it so you have lot's of room! It is a great first wheel-I am helping you yet?

Sharon said...

Hey, glad to see you again. It would definitely fit a holded Lendrum and possibly and unfolded one. It sure will hold a lot of roving! Show us the rest of your digs. Inquiring minds want to know :^)

Marjorie said...

I'm not a spinner, but that space looks made for a wheel. It also looks like a great space for stash yarn, in case you change your mind.

Good luck in your new apartment!

bspinner said...

Happy to hear you're almost settled in your new apartment. Strange space. I also have an Ashford Joy and I'm sure it would fit fine.

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Use that area for your stash storage. Wheels are to special to store in a little nook or cranny. Leave them out for everyone to see and admire. I have one in my den and one in my living room. When people stop by and see them they are fascinated with the wheels. Just my opinion.

Leigh said...

Ooo, ooo, ooo! I know! I know! [*She cries out, jumping up and down and waving her hand wildly to be recognized*] Try a little folding loom in that cubby! Like a Wolf Pup.