Spinning Tuesdays: A Winner and a Wheel

Our winner of the fabulous spinner’s haul is Karen in San Francisco. Congratulations Karen!

Our thanks to Storey Publishing, The Spinning Loft and Interweave for our prizes.

Forgive me my fellow spinners, I did not spin this week. It was a flurry of traveling and then illness. I will be back at my wheel and finishing up Deb’s Must Spins soon.

Yesterday as I sat on the couch waiting for the antibiotics to kick in, my husband brought me this:

A mysterious box with 12 year old for scale

I cracked that sucker open and

There may have been an earsplitting shriek or two – the dog remains under the sofa

My Sidekick! I love that Schacht puts the directions right on top, no digging needed!

Sidekick out of her box, handy 12 year old for scale.

It’s Lassie sized! Knee high-ish and cute. My husband couldn’t get over the mag wheel, “that’s so cool!”

All the stuff

It comes with a carrying strap, an orifice hook and three of the new style plastic bobbins – I wish they came in rainbow colors.

7 year old boy treddling faster than the speed of sound

It took 10 minutes to set up using the directions, and it will take half that time once I have the steps memorized. She spins like a dream and is remarkably stable for a little wheel. I’ll do a real review in the Deep Fall issue of Knittyspin after I’ve been spinning on her for a bit.

Until then, imagine me smiling as big as Henry up there while I spin.

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Jillian is theโ€‹ author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editorโ€‹ of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts. She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing. Spy on her on her website jillianmoreno.com

11 thoughts on “Spinning Tuesdays: A Winner and a Wheel

  1. Seanna Lea

    I’m trying to resist the lure of the wheel (first I want to prove that I can spin on a spindle). It’s so hard to resist. It combines my love of fiber and my love of gadgets!

  2. Jen

    Your husband deserves big points. Around here that would qualify for me not being able to say no the next time he wants to build a new bicycle.

    Can’t wait to see the new wheel reviewed. I saw it at the Estes Park Wool Market last weekend. It certainly is a very attractive little wheel with lots of interesting design elements. Yea for you!!!!

  3. Laura

    A new toy will make you feel better than any medicine can. Love your curly topped little helper!

  4. Kittenears

    AHHHHH! that looks lovely! I wish… a compact put-awayable wheel would be perfect for me. But so not in the budget! boooooo. ๐Ÿ™ Post a good review! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Marsha

    Looks exciting! It’s really different from the Ladybug, which of course is not portable. Looking forward to a review. Hope you are feeling better.

  6. Lori

    I test drove one at TNNA on Sat. I so want one. Actually the Schacht reps and I talked about several things that I covet from Schacht.

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