I’ve been raving about my new wheel to a few on-line friends that I have and I came to the conclusion while spinning on the Sonata that it is a he. Most of my gadgets are he’s, but I was wondering whether my second wheel would actually be a she. It’s not, it’s a he. We still need to settle on a suitable name, but I’m sure we’ll agree on one soon. We seem to agree on most everything else!
Have I mentioned how I love my new wheel? Well, I do. Really. 🙂
Spinning on the Sonata is a dream. I know I fall into the category of spinners who believe that spinning thin is a great achievement. Well with the Sonata, I am spinning my thinnest.
And for comparison, with a euro cent:
I believe I can actually go thinner than that, but for a first spin on my new wheel, I am very, very happy! I feel like I can tackle any fibre with this wheel.
The fibre there is Merino Superwash, and I have enough to be able to actually 3 ply this, so I’ll spin up another couple of bobbins and then using the lazy-kate I bought a while ago, I shall do a normal 3 ply, not Navajo ply. This will be my first attempt at 3 ply this way, so that should be fun. I’m hoping it will work out to be fingering weight, so that I can make a sock yanr out of it. I might even over-dye it, but let’s get the other bobbins full first! 🙂