Here I am with my soon-to-be new-to-me Majacraft Little Gem spinning wheel.
This was an almost accidental purchase. When I went to the last Project Fleece spin-in, I was captivated by the Little Gem. I asked if I could borrow her for a bit and ended up spending the whole spin in with her.
She is a delightful wheel. A Mercedes to my Ashford Traddy's Corolla.
I've heard people name their wheels, and I've tried it. I named my cute little castle wheel "Bridget" and my Ashford Traddy is officially named "Elaine". But I've never really called them by name. They are merely tools. Nice tools, but just tools.
I've thought about selling my Traddy a few times. She's just... Big. And when my goal this year is to compact, compress, organize, destash, and simplify, big isn't best.
From there, convincing my hubby of the need for a smaller wheel was incredibly simple. I had all my pros lined up, and "small wheel" and "amazing deal" were all it took. Then he saw the picture and was as captivated as I was. Then he saw a picture of a folded Little Gem and realized... She fits in a drawer!! I suspect he'd willingly pay full price for such a delight.
Jemma comes home with me next week.
"Elaine" and "Bridget" are for sale. I've had some surprising amount of interest, but neither is actually sold yet. So if you or anyone you know wants a beautiful, well kept wheel, I have two at very different budget points.
I am also selling my Indian Charkha, in likewise excellent and loved condition.