I don’t have much knitting or spinning progress to show today – everything’s just sort of plugging along. I started a super secret project for a gift, which is due by the last week of June. Gotta get that one done!
At any rate, some spinning/yarn musings. Friday a wheel arrived at the store for Megan/store spinning. It was a Louet S10 double treadle.
I used it for awhile, and although it took a bit of getting used to, it was really nice to use. Now, if I could afford the double treadle, I would definitely consider getting that wheel. But it’s kind of big, and their cheaper model is only single treadle.
The wheels I really want? An Ashford Joy ($675 including taxes and shipping, plus accessories) or a Lendrum double treadle ($533, plus taxes, plus shipping, plus accessories)
Yum. But the wheel I do believe I shall get:
An Ashford Kiwi (about $300 including shipping and taxes, plus accessories). It’s affordable, double treadle, easy to get parts. I’m still hoping that my parents will pay for it as an early birthday present – and if they want to kick in a little more money, maybe I could get an Ashford Traveller.
Enough about wheels. Something else – how about a yarn diet?
I have realized that I have very much yarn and not much money – the funds, they are getting lower due to the fact that I’m working less because of school. D’oh. So, even though I really really really want some Knitpicks stuff, I’m going to have to hold off. I think the diet will be at least until the end of the month.
Exceptions: yarn if needed to finish a project, and uh….the cotton going up at Elann on tuesday? Er, diet starts Tuesday, 12:15. Yeah, that’s it.