Please allow me to introduce Corina. She came to stay awhile ago and, sadly, she has been ignored. She's been a part of my spinning dream for a couple of years and now she's here, living with me. I feel so fortunate to have this gorgeous wheel in my life.
She's a 40th Anniversary edition Cherry Matchless from Schacht and she can spin. Susan was here a couple of weeks ago to make sure Corina worked smoothly and was properly adjusted. However, it wasn't until yesterday morning I sat and gave her her due. We worked hard to get to know each other and at times the road was bumpy. It was love and perseverance that pulled us through, and after spinning an easy white merino for what seemed like a minute (and was actually over an hour), everything clicked.
It became clear to both of us that color would be better and I grab something nearby...a bump of Spinderella's Thrums in a wonderful purple.
Don't worry about Emmylou (my Lendrum). She's here, doing well, and she had a little attention this weekend, too. This first bobbin was spun over the last couple of weeks and we're well on our way with a second.
It's quite wonderful to have two beautiful grrls in my life.