One Crazy Fiber Lady

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One Crazy Fiber Lady


January 12th, 2014 · 5 Comments

I must confess, I added yet another spinning wheel to the fold.  I’m still sort of on the quest for the perfect spinning wheel for serious travel when I won’t be a short walk to the car to get whatever I don’t feel like schlepping right then.  I have some grand ideas of taking a wheel onto a cruise ship and spinning.  A girl can dream. 

Anyway I’ve gone through a number of small wheels that fold/break down but don’t pass muster for one reason or another.  The Sidekick went because assembly was just too many steps.  Some others (Victoria) didn’t keep the position because while they went together quick, they just weren’t enjoyable to spin on. I *might* have the solution this time.   I spotted this wheel for sale on Ravelry – the usual source—and decided to take a chance.  I had an exchange with the craftsman who fashioned it wherein he described the breakdown/setup process.  I couldn’t get any idea of real size of the thing but the images I could find online gave me an idea that it was small.   I wasn’t prepared for how small.  This is what came out of the box two nights ago (iPhone included for scale):

Fully assembled and sitting next to the Matchless:

How cute is she??  She’s also got the niftiest of flyer designs:

And yes. She can spin.  This 4oz ball of fiber looks huge:

She’s a Carson Cooper Sabrina wheel in a mixture of woods, primarily cherry with a 12" metal drive wheel and metal flyer.  I thinks I love her Smile

Oh yes, I still knit.  I started a test knit project.  Not sure how much I can divulge, but I feel this picture is safe:

It’s a pullover in Cascade 220 Fingering, held double throughout.  What you see is the folded hem with the dark on the inside. 

Craft on!

Tags: Adult · Spinning

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Monika // Jan 13, 2014 at 8:49 am

    This wheel is a real beauty! <3 Thanks for sharing, I had never heard about Carson wheels. SO good to know.

    I am currently moving in a different direction (although I am also thinking about a travel wheel).
    During the next few days a 30'' Schacht Reeves is going to arrive and will complement my Lendrum DT. I can't wait to set it up. 🙂

  • 2 Donna // Jan 13, 2014 at 11:18 am

    I LOVE that little wheel! I just bought a Roadbug from Merlin Tree. It is portable, I like to spin on it but it is a tad noisy. It works great for guild meetings and outdoor events. Not perfect though. Always on the lookout…..

  • 3 SpinKnitLove12 // Jan 13, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    It’s adorable! Where did you get that roving?

  • 4 cath roberts // Jan 19, 2014 at 3:20 am

    Oh what a lovely little wheel,I have a few wheels including theVictoria,I love that one for travel but I must admit when Im flying along and the flyer comes off and lands on my lap it can be annoying lol

  • 5 Tina M. // Jan 28, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Ack! How adorable is that? I hope she makes the long-term cut.