This is the Bosworth Charka Wheel by Jonathan Bloomenthal. See links at end of post. I'll tell you more about my friend later in the post and how this all came about.
My friend Leah is preparing to spin.
In the above picture, Leah is turning the wheel and spinning.
In this picture, she is packing up the wheel. Notice how the fiber is tucked in.
Here is Leah with her wheel, all folded up. This gives you an idea of how small it is. Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures but I only had my cell phone with me.
Journey Wheel ...click for more information on purchasing and pricing.
Bosworth Charka Demo ... click for a YouTube demo on how this wheel operates. Pretty informative!
This is how the day developed.....I was at a store that sells quality yarn amongst a gazillion other very interesting things. I ran into Leah and instantly we knew we knew each other but from where? Our paths have crossed before at a knitting group and at the farmer's market and it was one of those things where while exchanging phone numbers we say..."Call me!" and life gets in the way and we never do. So, today, we stopped and "smelled the roses" and went and had coffee together.
Leah gave me a demo of her gorgeous wheel right there in the crowded parking lot on the hood of the car. Fun, fun, fun!!!
I was so energized after spending time with Leah and exchanging craft ideas that I am ready to tackle the horrendous amount of housework waiting for me before I knit more on my "Dark and Stormy" sweater. I had planned on showing you a progress photo today but more on that later.
I haven't posted much in the last couple of weeks. I've been too busy having fun with my fiber friends. Those ladies in my current knitting class are an absolute hoot!!!! Class sold out and this Tuesday is the last class (boohoo!)