OK, so back in the day, I used to spin. I had an Ashford Traditional and I even made yarn with it! I started a spinning list on that there innernets (Spinfree) and had all the equipment, carders, combs, roving, you name it.
Then this kind of life disaster hit, and I sold almost everything for rent money, and sort of went into a funk for a while and didn't do any fiber arts.
Well, earlier this year, I broke my foot and the end result was me sitting around with nothing to do. I started knitting again, and unlike the last time I was a knitter, I'm actually finishing stuff. And now I really, really want to spin again.
I still have a few drop spindles, but I honestly haven't got the patience to use them while fighting off my cats. I always preferred wheel spinning anyway, as I am an instant gratification kind of girl.
SO. Today I am selling my weaving loom (hate warping). Result: some money. Options:
A. Purchase a Kromski Minstrel wheel, unfinished; have DF, who is good with finishing and whatnot, put a finish on it and assemble it for me. Spin spin spin. Happy!
B. Maintain adult sensibility; take money and place in savings account for upcoming move to another state, possibly without a job, and also for upcoming wedding in Hawaii.
Clearly the responsible option is B, but oh, I want to spin again. And I haven't found a used wheel that meets my needs and budget (double treadle to hopefully accomodate still-healing foot, castle type wheel for space reasons, PRETTY )
Any opinions are welcome. Oh, yes.