No thanks to Lianali, queen of eBay and Crazy Town, I have recently (ie yesterday) come into posession of A GODDAMN SPINNING WHEEL.
Ain't she a beaut?
It's small, but honestly just the right size for a college student in a dorm room. I tried spinning on it yesterday, and it was... interesting. I came out with 20-some yards of bulky fluffy alpaca yarn, but I ended up plying it on my spindle.
I know it's going to take some practice, but spinning on the wheel I feel like I just don't have the same control as I do spinning with my spindle. I'm going to have to re-learn to do a lot of things again. It's definitely going to take some patience.
Especially if that #@*$&)#*%# drive band keeps falling off.
Shop news: I have 10 items up now, and my order of lavender and roses just shipped. Once that comes in, I'll be putting up assorted scented sachets - both in organza bags and hand-knit. I'm excited, because I love the smelly things... and even if they don't sell, my dorm room will smell AWESOME for the rest of the quarter.