Friday, February 29, 2008

It's here!

Yes, I know my birthday isn't until mid-March, but Hubbo hooked me up early. Behold!

Amazingly, even though I've never spun on a wheel before, it only took a few false starts before I was off and running. Still got a learning curve to work through, of course, but I think it helps that I could already spin on a spindle (at least drafting is nothing new!)

I ended up going for the Lendrum single treadle-- a great price, solid maple, treadles easily, plenty of accessories to add on as my skill/needs grow. Plus it folds up and stores in a handy bag! I didn't like the idea of double treadles, mainly because I don't want to have to sit "front and center" all the time and the single treadle reminds me of keeping time with my foot in band class-- more natural for me.


Amby said...

Hooray! Welcome to the cult, er, club! Can't wait to see it in person!

Dana said...

I was going to guess a wheel, but I didn't want to jinx it. Happy Birthday and happy spinning!!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday and happy new wheel! I can't wait to see the yarn you can make with this beauty. Does she/he have a name yet? samm

Larjmarj said...

I KNEW it!!
How awesome! She/he does need a name.

Laurie (Moo!) said...

Hello brand new wheel! Enjoy your new home. I have a feeling you're going to be busy. :-)