Looky Looky!

From AKQGuy

I got a surprise birthday present (a bit early) on Thursday. As yo can see, I found time to use it before posting anything about it. I had to really, so I could let you all know that it's a wonderful little wheel. Smooth and quiet to treadle. I had to play with some ratios since I've gotten use to my Kiwi, but very nice.

From AKQGuy

And yes, I now have two wheels. I'm going to look into converting one for bulkier yarns, or maybe lace weights.

And since this one packs up oh so nicely, I think it may come to the rocky mountain retreat with me. Yesterday I sat with another local spinner for some tips and tricks and discovered that I can in fact spin and converse with others which opens up the world of spinning for me. I see my little Sidekick going to all kinds of events with me now.

Have a great weekend everyone,


Joe-in Wyoming's picture

What a sweet looking wheel, Quinton. I remember that you were quite interested in that model when we toured the Schacht factory last year. What a great - if early - birthday present. Enjoy!

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Bill's picture

Happy Birthday!
(whenever it is...LOL)

scottly's picture

It's darling! Have you named it? Happy B-day!!!

cacunn's picture

Very nice wheel

Crafty Andy's picture

Happy Birthday indeed, this is one of my favorite wheels, as a replacment or as a second wheel.

YarnGuy716's picture

The Sidekick is just to darn cute for words. It makes me want to get one even though I have sworn off another obsessive fiber hobby.

santaml's picture

Happy belated birthday. I haven't quite got to that point but I think in the near future I'm going to start spinning. Lovely wheel

Sara Katsan's picture

looks like fun. happy birthday pisces!

while i can't get into spinning myself right now, i would love to be able to easily ply or respin yarn for more appropriate yarn to work with on my projects.

have fun!

MMario's picture

I'm just glad you tried it out before posting; would hate to see a naked spindle hanging out there....it could scar the poor wheel's psyche .....

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

twistknit's picture

I love that wheel! I spun on someone's Sidekick at my spinning guild when we had Roc day. It is a very stable and balanced wheel.
Happy Birthday!