I think everyone knows I have been on the look out for a spinning wheel. Well, I found one. I drove out to Cache Creek where there just happened to be a spinning workshop. I went out after work on Saturday and I came home with a wheel.
Paul got up early and put it together for me, he is a good man. It is not hard to put together, yet you save a ton of $$ if you buy it in the box, I was willing to save the money and I knew Paul would enjoy putting it together. Once you check them out real close they are really an amazing feet of engineering (pun intended)
We had a really busy day doing work around the house. [It seems the remodeling at the office is spilling over into the house.] I did not even get to try it out until this afternoon. I did not have any trouble getting started, I am not saying the yarn I am spinning is wonderful, but I got the thing going and I was happy with that.
Remember the 10 lbs of roving I bought a while ago? I sent most to Darryl but kept some for myself, (just in case) that is what I am working with now. I have a little bit that the lady I bought the wheel from gave me, but I wanted to practice a bit first. I am happy with the results, now that I have a wheel of my own I have a chance to improve.
I, of course, can't wait to try some other fibers. Practice first!