I've been using the spinning wheel to spin my two rovings, see earlier pics called Yummy. Amazingly enough the wheel is not bothering my knee. I was greatly and pleasantly suprised by this. So the old knee problem had been fixed in surgery! Now if I can just keep the Weimeraner away from me!!!
I have several drop spindles and I take them on the road with me, someday I'll have a travelers wheel. But in all honesty I prefer my wheel to the drop spindle. It took me about a year, off and on which was more off than on, to learn to spin consistantly. Now I spin any size and style of yarn I want.