A wee Little Gem arrived yesterday just as I was running out the door.
No really. It's name is Little Gem. It is a traveling spinning wheel that fits in a bag that is about the size of medium portfolio. It weighs less than ten pounds. It uses the same flyers and bobbins as my Suzie Pro.
Isn't it just so cute? It was love at first sight. But I barely had time to try it out, so today...
Perhaps you are saying to yourself, "Three wheels! She really is getting a little greedy."
You might be right about that except that I have a master plan. The Master Plan is to sell my Ashford Traveller (a misnomer!) after the dyeing and spinning workshop in July. Then I will have two Majacraft wheels with interchangeable parts, including one that I can carry anywhere.
Perhaps now you are saying to yourself, "Oh sure, your husband gave you that Ashford as a gift and now you are selling it. A hostile gesture?"
No, you would be wrong there. I created my Master Plan not long after putting together the workshop idea, before we decided to separate and with the full knowledge and support of Dan. He still gets credit for giving me the gift that began my full-fledged sprint down the rabbit hole of spinning. That honour can never be sold off.
So, if anyone is interested in a lightly used wheel with eight bobbins, please get in touch. It will be available after July 4th.
Perhaps now you are saying to yourself, "Ok, you are not selling off reminders of a relationship past, but isn't this just a bit of retail therapy? You know, consuming to make yourself feel better in tough times?"
No, no, no. The wheel is a smart business move.
This is retail therapy.