Remember this post?
Well, that was all about this:
My mother received a nice sum of money that she didn't even know was owed her and was generous enough to share with several members of the family. After pondering long and hard I decided to use it like this.
Kaydessa Wool picker
Fancy Kitty drum carder
Card Weaver's Surf Board.
Can you see me doing The Dance Of Joy now?
The Kaydessa Wool picker is pretty neat in theory.
Anyway, with a long fiber like mohair, the picker tends to pull and rip the fiber too much. I tried it with a small amount of merino/targhee x and it pilled terribly. I'm going to have to play around with this thing more to see what it likes to work with. I don't mind hand picking smaller amounts of fiber but, even with it's flaws, the Kaydessa wool picker will come in handy with 5 VM filled mohair fleeces to work with.
The Fancy Kitty 90/120 drum carder
My favorite purchase, by far, was the Card Weaver's Surf Board.
Anyway, I love this little thing. No more having to strap my work to my waist, or try to find a table or other surface that won't be needed for as long as it takes to finish a project. I LOVE this thing. There are a few things I would change about it but just the fact that it's light weight and oh-so portable makes it's well worth the money. There will be a lot more tablet woven bands around here now.