So when I sat down and tried wheels on Sunday morning it was only a matter of time. This wheel is very different to my current wheel.
It has a small, solid wheel with elastic drive bands.
It has a rolling double treadle.
And is very small and portable but has huge bobbins, a delta orifice which is much easier to thread and a sliding yarn hook rather than the rows of cup hooks on the Ashford.
May I introduce my Majacraft Little Gem.
Here is the roving before I started working with it. It's a very distinctive colour way with blacks and greys and flashes of vibrant green.
These batts from Yarn Yard were irresistible. I've never spun from a batt before so it will be a fun new experience.
This one is in a chocolate and orange blend.
This was a wonderful end of the day bargain from P & M Woolcrafts. 400g of merino silk for £10. I bought some of this fibre last year and have already spun it up. This means that I may be able to make something substantial with it.
That's all for now. I have more to show you, particularly the whole fleece that came home with me but parts of it are in various stages of cleaning and processing so I'll let you have a look at what I'm doing with that next.
Assuming, of course, that I don't reduce it to a felted mess...