I have been bitten by the spinning bug. We knew it was coming and the day has arrived. So I thought, who else better to ask about this, all my knitting and spinning friends. So here is some info that might better help you, help me.
1. I'm clearly a beginner, but it won't be long before I will want to advance and do more than basic spinning.
2. 98% of the time I am drawn to sport weight or DK weight yarn, so that's what I want to spin. (Sock yarn is a must)
3. Portable will be a must.
4. Reliability a must
5. I'm on a budget.
6. Is there one company better than others?
7. What are the odds on getting a used wheel at a descent price that isn't needing tons of work done to it?
Ok, that's a good start, I hope. I spent last night looking through Spin Off magazine and going to all the web sites listed and all the spinning wheel websites. I hit information over load. Then I realized there is nothing like personal experience, and you all have that experience. So lets go shopping for my first wheel. ;-)