I thought it probably needed oiling, even though the S-10 supposedly is made in such a way that it never needs oiling.
An expert spinner friend of mine agreed it needed oiling, so I went on the hunt for some wheel oil at the nearest fiber festival a few weeks ago.
No one had any wheel oil for sale, and I was feeling frustrated, until friend Elisa guided me toward yet another woman spinning away at her booth.
I explained my situation and the wheel in question, and she said (and I paraphrase), "You don't need oil. Just take a wet wipe and wipe down all the parts where dust has probably settled, and that should solve the problem." She even offered me a wipe. People are so generous!
I said I would use just a damp paper towel or something, and she said it would be better to use something with a little more cleaning power than plain water.
|Closer to the actual color|
Now that I am done plying, I am going to give the wheel another cleaning.
And now I have hundreds of yards of what appears to be fingering weight yarn--yippee!