… i’ve gone & done it now.
it’s a brand-new majacraft little gem II spinning wheel – isn’t it gorgeous?? it’s a portable wheel that you can dismantle & pack up into a padded bag the size of a largeish sports tote. but although it’s quite teeny, it’s incredibly stable & solid to spin on, & so smooth to use – i’m completely in love. i can’t stop spinning on it – i’ve been using it non-stop since i brought it home on saturday night. i’ve already spun up a full bobbin (& the bobbins are huge – they hold over 100 grams of fibre!) & started a second bobbin – i’m totally addicted.
here’s what’s on the wheel right now – sock hop superwash merino roving from crown mountain farms in “secret agent man”.
the first batch of this roving that i spun up on my old wheel worked out at more of a DK weight than a sock weight. but this wheel is so easy to use that i’m spinning finer & finer singles on it, & i think that this might manage to be an actual sock-weight yarn (we’ll see!). i’d like to blog more, but i have to go spin now…