Sunday, October 12, 2008

questions from comments on last post

Mickey left the following comment on the last post about the Joy:

Have almost the same wheel, noticed the WoolLee winder. Have heard pros and cons on it. How do you like it on the Joy. (As opposed to a wheel with multiple whorls and different bobbin sizes) I have other wheels but the Joy travels well. Outside or over to a friends for an afternoon, no fuss, just grab and go, simplicity.

I haven't noticed any difference in the responsiveness of the wheel using the Woolee Winder. I have one on the Elizabeth as well and they work great on both wheels! The Woolee Winder bobbins are significantly larger than the Ashford ones. The Woolee Winders really pack the yarn on smoothly so they hold a lot of yarn. I've been spoiled by being able to just get into a spinning groove without checking the bobbin frequently to change hooks. The Woolee Winder gears do make a bit of noise but it's not very noticeable and doesn't bother me a bit. I highly recommend them!

havefaith said:

It is amazing how there are people for all seasons. I'd love your weather year round. I love the rain and cloudy days. The sun ... you can have it. Maybe we need to switch locations. Although, after you have been in the south for a while, you may change your mind.

Honestly, I wouldn't like to live in a hot climate so I don't want to switch locations. LOL However, this is what is happening outside now. We're having a winter storm. Highway travel is not advised.


Monika said...

Aw, I want some snow too! We had 24C today, and yesterday too. It's supposed to be Fall at least.

LizzieK8 said...

Wish I were there....