Isn’t she beautiful? I’m not sure what I’m going to name her yet, but I think she deserves some romantic name that invokes images of old world traditions and a touch of magic. Isis, or Magdalena, or maybe Aurora. What do you think?
I need a lot of practice. I took a private hour of instruction with Sandi from Purlesence Yarns and it was well worth the money. She gave the wheel a throrough check out, a new drive band and proceeded to saturate every second with a wealth of knowledge about the wheel, spinning, fiber and recommendations on how to spin ergonomically. Needless to say, my head was spinning after the lesson and I loved it! One of the best things she told me was that my wheel is built sturdy, so not to worry too much if my 17 month old has at it (she’s trying to spin as I type and managed to spill milk on the peddle within 20 minutes of me bringing it home!).