Sunday, January 20, 2008

Twisted Knitster is going to be a spinner very soon

Friday morning my belated birthday present was ordered. Yes my birthday was in October but I was still unsure of what wheel I wanted then. The wheel pictured below is a Fricke S160DT. One just like it is coming my way next week. specs include five different ratios from 5.7 to 1 up to 19.4 to 1. It also comes with four bobbins and a Lazy Kate included in the price of $323.00. Hard to complain. Yes it's not as pretty as the others but I plan to spin yarn not just look at it. Don't get me wrong, it's a well made and a high quality wheel but it's only half what I expected to pay for a comparable wheel with the same features.

It comes with free shipping like all Fricke Spinning wheels. I ordered it through Spunky Eclectic just to support Amy in her business and also because she has given so much to all the beginning spinners on Ravelry without self promotion.

I'm expecting a 5 to 6 day ship time for my wheel, yes I know I could have had it sooner if I ordered from another source but what's a few more days.

If it was on this truck it may get here sooner.

Monday I hope to get a tracking number and I will follow it's trek across the USA. Amy's shop is in Lisbon Maine and I live in Southern California.

Each night I will check with UPS and move the truck til I come home to find it on my doorstep.

I also ordered 4 oz of Faulkland roving in chocolate covered cherries to play with after I feel sort of comfortable on my new wheel.
The Scarf is still going strong. I've taken knitting in public to a higher level for me at least. Being two weeks over due for a hair cut I couldn't put it off any longer. I brought my little red silk Lantern Moon project bag with me that has my scarf and one mitered rug square if I run into problems. Well I knit the whole time my hair was being cut and after we went shopping and instead of leaving it in the car like I always do, I brought it in because I knew she would be in the dressing room so why not knit. The shopping trip was very successful and I did a few more rows than if it was just laying in the car. Yes there were a few stares but it would never deter me from continuing.

6 comments:

  1. Mazel Tov on the new wheel! I know that you will get many hours of enjoyment from it :-)

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  2. And it's not like anybody's going to be dumb enough to take a look at 6'+ you and say "that's a sissy thing to do".

    Kudos to you for a little knitterly consciousness-raising! Knit on, my brother!

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  3. Yay! I am so excited and happy for you.

    I have never seen a UPS truck like that. Maybe you should put flames like that on your wheel.

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  4. ooo nice wheel! Can't wait to start seeing pics of your yarn!

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  5. Congratulations! I am very happy for you! I remember waiting for my wheel and the stupid stupid UPS guy not delivering it until 6:50 P stinkin M in the evening! Stupid stupid UPS guy!

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  6. Ooh, I love the UPS truck. Can they still call themselves "brown"?

    Nice spinning wheel -- good luck on your new obsession!

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