All you spinners out there, will this be the nail in my fibery coffin? Will this be the fiber hobby that will completely consume me and never let me out of its clutches, ensuring that I really will grow old and have 500 cats?
Buying a wheel is something that I've been thinking about for a couple years now. I dipped my toes in the water last year when I bought a spindle and I really loved watching the roving turn itself magically into yarn. I knew that while I could continue to play around with the spindle and make some cool stuff with it, I wouldn't be satisfied until I had a wheel in my possession.
But while it's something that I've been thinking about for a long time, I had no idea that all of a sudden last night, after months of reading review after review of the various models that I had narrowed my search down to, that I would actually hit the Buy Now button and have that sweet puppy begin its journey to my home.
What did I get, you ask? Well, I had narrowed my choices down to the Ashford Joy and the Kromski Fantasia. Nearly everything I read said that you really should try out different wheels in person, since it's a completely personal thing. Well, the nearest place that I can do this is really really far away (think 16 hour drive OR a flight/ferry ride), so I had decided that sifting through the mountains of information and opinions and making an informed decision was going to have to be good enough for me.
I'd rather not go into the reasons I chose the wheel I chose (because it's boring and I'm over it), so let's just say I'm ecstatic to welcome a Kromski Fantasia into my fibery world! The price was right and after watching all the videos on it, I decided it looked easy enough to work that even I could pick it up.
I can't wait!
And after I took the plunge with the wheel, I scoured the web for some roving (because all the roving I already have in my stash needed some company) and came away with some beautiful BFL/silk from FiberOptic and some Polwarth and BFL/Tussah from Blue Moon Fiber Arts.
I'll be sure to show it all off when it comes!
Happy Weekend, everyone!
What are you all doing to celebrate the increased daylight? I cleaned out my car!