Monday, November 01, 2010
I saw this add in the local online classifieds for an electric spinning wheel and yarn blocker.
Thinking how it would be nice to buy a yarn blocker/skein winder rather than make one as planned, I contacted them and asked to come see it. Besides, I've never seen an electric spinner like this before and I thought it would be fun to check it out.
When I arrived, they offered both to me free of charge. How exciting!
Of course, I don't exactly need another spinning wheel. But how can I resist? I think this makes spinning wheel number seven.
The motor runs well and very quiet. The wood needs quite a bit of cleaning and lots of little, but time consuming tasks. It has also had a lot of use spinning yarn. It's not an Indian Head spinner like I first thought as the orifice is too small for that.
I'm going to fix it up and get it running perfectly then decide if I am going to keep it.