I attended my first Spin-Off Autumn Retreat last week. It was held in Manchester, NH this year. During the spinner's marketplace I came across a vendor selling spindles made by the Cascade Spindle Company. Several of their new spindles are named for mountains in the pacific north west. When I saw the tag that said "Shasta" I knew I had to have that spindle!! The tags had fallen off the spindles so it took a while to figure out which one was the Shasta spindle, once the spindle was identified I held on to it with complete joy in my heart. It's a 3/4 ounce spindle made of poplar balsam with a walnut shaft. It's nice for spinning a lace weight yarn. I'm loving this little spindle and am spinning my Shasta fiber on it.