Before you ask, I haven’t heard anything about what’s going to happen with the damaged wheel, a Schacht Matchless. UPS is dealing with the seller/shipper and she’s been out of town on a couple of trips but she’s back now and has contacted them to tell them that she doesn’t think it can be repaired so we’re waiting for a response.
In the meantime, I found a Ladybug, which is a smaller wheel. The Matchless is like the Cadillac of wheels. The Ladybug is like a 1967 Mustang of wheels – cute, sporty . . also a great wheel. This will be a wheel I can take with me to Chad and Nicole’s or to mom and dad’s. By the way, it was shipped via Fed Ex and arrived without so much as a scratch on the box and certainly no holes poked through the box and there was only one “Fragile” sticker on the box! Still aggravates me when I think of the damage to the Matchless.
I can’t walk away from it! I sit and spin for a while, then sit down to knit, and in a few minutes, I’m back at the spinning wheel.
There’s definitely a learning curve and I’m making progress but I have a long way to go before I’m doing great spinning.
I have some beautiful fiber to be spun into even more beautiful yarn but for now, I’m just practicing with undyed merino. For those who are wondering, 4 ounces of dyed fiber costs about the same as 4 ounces of already spun yarn — in the $20 range. I know . . why am I spinning it when I can buy it already spun for the same price? 🙂
I can get good quality undyed merino for about $2/ounce, which is about $8 for 4 ounces compared to $20+ for the same amount of already dyed roving. So for now . . plain, undyed fiber til I get better.