April 18, 2006

Happy Birthday to Me!

My birthday's not until Friday but I've been shopping around for my gift (Wes deferred gift procuring responsibility). I wanted a portable spinning wheel. I love my Ashford Traditional but it's a pain in the ass to lug it around to spinning events. I tried out a few options, Lendrum single and double treadle and an Ashford Joy. The Lendrum double treadle was very smooth but I really don't like having to sit up straight facing the wheel. The Joy just didn't do it for me. I couldn't get a rhythm going with it and it felt a little tight and clunky. The Lendrum single was just right. I can sit in my usual slumped manner with one foot up but it still spins smoothly and quietly. I did learn to spin originally on a Lendrum I borrowed from my boss. So I decided that a Lendrum single treadle wheel would suit my needs nicely. I checked at my local shop--no Lendrums until at least June. I called Woodland Woolworks. No Lendrum single treadles in stock but would I be interested in a used wheel? Would I?! They sent me a photo.

As you can see the flyer has been replaced. No biggie. It's just want I need. No more and no less. And at a bargain price.