I popped into The Mannings yesterday and caught my very own Ladybug... here is the big box it comes in. It's almost completely assembled in the box - only the treadles need to be attached (and the kate). One of the quirky things about the Ladybug is that Schacht places a tiny ladybug somewhere on each wheel. The location is never the same, so each wheel is unique. The boys were eager to play "I spy with my little eye... a ladybug!" They found it pretty quickly.
Here, the bug has landed in her new home. I think she looks pretty nice on the hearth.
Did you catch Amy Singer's Ladybug review in the latest issue of knittyspin? She gives it a rave review. I read this review after committing to the bug in my heart, but before actually buying it. It was nice to have the affirmation of an experienced spinner.
I spun a bit this morning and this is going to be a great wheel for me. I'm going to finish up the Coopworth, and then ... who knows what will come next? (Hint: I might be shopping soon)