Meet Zuzu, my new spinning wheel. When a friend of mine heard that I had just traded my beloved Louet S-10 for this Schacht Ladybug, she asked me if I had named my new wheel yet. It hadn't occurred to me to do so. I loved the idea! Of course she should have a name. After spinning on her for the first time, I quickly realized what a difference the double treadles make for me. It feels like I could spin forever without getting tired. And now that I drive a manual car, using both feet at once is second nature. As I was spinning away happily, this scene from It's a Wonderful Life popped into my head:
"Zuzu's petals! Zuzu's petals!"
Well, her pedals, that is…
It feels like Christmas every time I sit down to spin.