Thanks to my parents and boyfriend and grandma who contributed funds or gift certificates, I was able to afford a new spinning wheel! My friend Sandy at Knitorious cut me a great deal, too! It's a Schacht Ladybug and it's awe-to-the-some. Awesome.
And lookit! My first handspun yarn!
This above pic is dark, but best represents the true color of the finished yarn. The next pic has better details. And the pics that follow show it at various stages in progress.