I know realize that my last post was a little self deprecating, which I totally did not intend to do. I am really enjoying spinning, one of the funnest parts is watching yourself get better and better rather quickly.
Today I visited a super spinning Guru and super nice person, Sharon Orpin of Boulder Brook Spinning. I stopped by her shop in Lunenburg after my day at Mahone Nursing Home. She has about 10 spinning wheels in her studio and was nice enough to help me out and let me try her Ashford Joy. I am absolutely in love with it! It was so nice to be able to use a wheel that was all properly oiled and tensioned and maintained.
Speaking of which I am taking my wheel to The Spin Doctor on the south shore tomorrow for some minor repairs and tune ups (you may have noticed in the last post that there was a piece broken n the whorl). I am not going to put a ton of work into it because I am only going to use the wheel for a month or so, then it is going back to my mom for her safekeeping. The wheel is a family heirloom, and having it in my house makes me a little nervous.