Last fall I found myself suddenly in possession of a beautiful, 20 year old Matchless wheel. It's always been my dream wheel that I thought maybe some day after the kids are in college I can afford, but then an old friend offered hers up for sale at a price that was so ridiculously low I couldn't NOT buy it.
It wasn't in perfect working order, and I thought it was going to need an $80-100 part, but it turned out that it only needed an $8 bolt. Which I've had for a while but this year has been ridiculously busy. I knew that once I got the wheel singing I would not want to stop spinning and I just didn't have time so I didn't let myself get sucked in.
Well a couple weeks ago I did.
Oh I do love this wheel. I loved my old wheel (An Ashford Traditional Double Drive) but she's a Honda and the Matchless is a Ferrari.
This is 400 yards of Romney from The Painted Tiger (a color called Nesting). I picked this fiber specifically because I know anything Brooke dyes is going to be easy to spin and I wanted my first run on the new wheel with new parts to be problem free.
I love it.