Yupp, it's an addition . . . My third. Although to be honest, I wouldn't have bought the second one if I'd known I was going to buy this one! My first was my 21st present from mum, my second I bought for the double treadle and this one is definitely the last wheel I will ever need to buy. Mostly because I no longer have room and, eventually, I will inherit my mother's 8
Anyway, on to the pics (I worked out how to download them, yes!):
The newest wheel (ain't she purdy? ):
Sorry it's sideways!
The light in our house is crap, sorry folks.
First skein of handspun on new wheel:
The coin is AU$0.05, slightly larger than a dime and slightly smaller than a nickel. The round thing is my sugar bowl Just for some perspective, ya know?
The skein is navajo plied (3 ply) lace weight and about 30g and 160ish metres. I haven't measured the wraps per inch yet but it's LOVELY. Really soft I was worried that it would be harsh because it's so fine, but not a problem.
And the current bobbin is being used for camel hair tops which I will be plying with some moorat fleece I have I think. Or maybe some superfine (17 micron!) tops that I have as well. See how super soft I can make that skein!