Poseidon adventure
Wednesday April 01st 2015, 9:10 pm
Filed under: Family,Lupus,Spinning

He found it. He pointed it out to me. He offered to buy me one for the fun of it. I said something about Mother’s Day by way of justifying it and he just kind of waved that off–no need for an occasion.

I was so not expecting any of that.

And so I am finally going to have an electric spinning wheel: small, portable, useful, and the Electric Eel Wheel might actually make it so my nerve-damaged fingers can spin laceweight, but even if it doesn’t I would love it. I could spin on my lowest-energy, highest-flare days. (And it would just flat out be a fun toy to play with, he’s right.)

On Ravelry they say they expect to charge about $200-240 with a single bobbin after the Kickstarter campaign is over and then they will get to work getting them made and mailed before they consider how far they want to take this business after that. “This project will be funded on ” meaning, that’s your deadline if you’re interested. Everything’s open source in case you want to make your own, including the bobbins, but meantime, the single-bobbin+wheel price starts at $149 (with one still left in that option as I type). We went for three bobbins.

I like these guys.

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That is SO cool! I’m sure you will have lots of fun spinning, or feeding it roving. Speaking of electricity, check out OliveTreeTextiles.com and read Lauren’s tale about finishing her quilt.

Comment by DebbieR 04.03.15 @ 5:51 am

Very cool! You know how i love electric wheels. 🙂

Comment by (formerly) no-blog-rachel 04.03.15 @ 6:03 pm

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