Monday, November 03, 2008

I just bought my first wheel!

I've been shopping... and saving up... but really I didn't mean to go so fast! For a while I've been reading up... getting to know them and their reputations etc... All weekend I was engrossed (driving my Hub crazy), on Saturday I tried out several at Paradise Fibers and got a feel for what I like...

Then yesterday I was reading the thread on the new Pioneer in the Majacraft group on Ravelry... well someone linked to a store in Oregon that had a USED Pioneer for only $375!!! I called just now and I guess the "owner" won it in a contest, gave it a test and then decided "Nah... I've got 5 other wheels, I don't want it." How lucky is that?! I can't believe it! The wheel was only released in September... finding a used one is just SO lucky!
I'm a little nervous since I haven't tried the Majacrafts but... I haven't read one person not liking them, so I went for it. I should have tried Hattie's Little Gem before she left us! It's just such a great deal. I'm sure if I totally hate it I could sell it in a heartbeat. She said if she can sweet talk them it'll ship today, if not tomorrow. YAY! It's coming from Woodland Woolworks in the Portland, OR area so it should be here pretty fast!

HERE is a nice thorough review of the wheel with pic's in case you're interested.


EEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm a little excited. I guess I need some fiber now...

5 comments:

Hattie said...

OH how exciting!!! I bet you'll love it. I bought my Gem sight unseen, never spun on anything but my old traditional. You're gonna love the size of the bobbins. It actually looks a heck of a lot like my little gem. I can't wait to see it!

Danielle said...

Yay! And, I can see the influence of the fiber community already when you say "I just bought my FIRST wheel." Because you know there are likely to be more in your future :)

SJ said...

Congratulations! I bought my wheel sight unseen, and I love it, so I'm sure you'll love yours. (And hey, even if you decide it's not the wheel for you, it'll be very easy to destash, right?)

Meghann said...

Woohoo!!!!! I'm so excited for you:):):)

Ami said...

Yay! I'm so excited for you! I'm sure you'll love it...