Spinners, like boat owners, often christen their wheels the moment they get them. My first wheel, a gorgeous Lendrum, was dubbed "Lucy" right out of the box. I've had my Schacht Matchless for nearly a year now, and it has yet to be named. That's where the contest comes into play.
Here are the details: suggest a name for my wheel! The winner can pick the prize: a skein of handspun, 4 oz. of hand-dyed roving, or something knit from 4 oz of handspun. We'll talk colors, etc. once you are picked. Please no more than 3 entries per person. I will announce the winner in a week--October 24th--so be sure to check back!
Oh, and I should add that I'm pretty sure this wheel is a boy. Here he is:
Edited to add at Ann's request: my wheel's character: One treadle on this guy is really cranky and slips quite a bit. I'm constantly having to put it back into place. It eats up a lot of oil, but if you treat it right it spins like water. I don't use the double drive because it I kind of feel that it doesn't have enough finesse. I much prefer the sensitivity of the single drive/scotch tension combo. And if it helps, it was "born" on 6/13/07!