Monday, July 30, 2012

New Spinning Wheel!

I finally broke down and got a Schacht Sidekick travel wheel today from The Spinnery in Gatlinburg! My husband took there on my birthday but I just wasn't sure I should.  Well, we went back today and he got it for me.

 It spins like a dream.  It  the one on the right with the aqua wheel.  It folds up and comes with a carry strap so I can take it with me to guild and hopefully spinning classes someday.

The other wheel is my beautiful Majacraft Alpaca wheel (also from The Spinnery).  She is my sole wheel - spins like a dream and just a little sweetheart.  She does fold down and has a handle but she is heavy.  A bit hard on my back and my hips trying to carry.  She is a homebody and I guess her little friend will be the run around town girl.....  They are bonding!

If anyone spins, weaves, knits or crochets - they need to make a trip to The Spinnery in Gatlinburg.  Nancy is owner and she is wonderful.  I have known her a few years now and I have been in her shop several times - never does she push or pressure you  to buy even when I don't buy anything or just a roving to spin.   She has let me try out wheels and spin for hours until find what fits me.  I feel like I am with a friend.
Saundra is great - she is so helpful and fun.  So talented!  They are having alot of classes - worth the couple hours to drive there.