Yippee!!! My spinning wheel was delivered on Monday. It is a Lendrum Single Treadle. I bought the complete kit from The Woolery. I've named the wheel Lina. It is a bit of a pun, since the wheel tilts a bit. Also, Lina was the Egyptian goddess for weaving. Yeah, I know this is a spinning wheel and not a loom, but before a weaver could weave, the spinner had to spin.
Monday evening was busy, so I didn't get around to assembling it until later in the evening. The instructions that came with it only explained how to put the pieces together. I had been hoping for a little more, such as how to attach the leader. Fortunately, my sister was able to talk me through it and I was able to get started.
I had a bag of wool from the drop spindle class I took back in February. I figured it was a good thing to start with. I think I'm doing a pretty good job. I haven't quite filled the bobbin. I'm getting anxious to try plying.
Learning how to draft for the drop spindle has helped. The biggest issue I am having is keeping the wheel turning in the right direction. I can't seem to get it to do one full revolution easily. I'm sure it is just that I haven't trained my leg and foot to pedal with the right amount of force. After the New Year, I want to call my LYS and take a spinning class so I can learn the intricacies of this new toy.
I have a few Christmas presents on the needles. Trisha as spied one of them and has dropped a less than subtle hint that she wouldn't mind if Santa left it in her stocking. She actually saved me the trouble of asking. Now I only need to figure out which one to give to Kristin.