Never thought I would see the day...

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?

Handmade Oak wood compact spinning wheel

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.



  1. I came into possession of a wheel identical to this today, although it is missing a few parts. I wonder if you could tell me what you know about your wheel, like if you know the manufacturer or anything like that? Any information would be appreciated!

  2. I'm afraid I don't know much about it at all. It was originally meant as a display wheel, but it is functional, if not particularly elegant. The only things I had to do were adjust the size of the flyer whorl, and give it a drive band.

    One of the girls in my knitting group arranged the purchase; she found a woman selling them on eBay. Because of that source, any more information on the wheel is a mystery.