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Old 10-10-2013, 03:37 PM   #3
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I am not sure what kind of wheel I have.

It definitely works, it's just REALLY fast and I can't draft fast enough, so I end up with thick, over-twisted yarn. Plus, it only has one small bobbin and a small orifice. I have no intentions of getting rid of it, but I get frustrated with it. You know that weird, tingly, sweaty feeling you get when you're frustrated? Haha, maybe it's just me. But I have yet to master it.

I'd love to try the Louet before I commit but it's a few hours away so unless there's something dreadfully wrong with it, I'm kind of committed to it if I make the trip.

I have learned a lot more about the Cassandra (the maker has a forum on Ravelry and youtube videos which have proven insightful) and am leaning in that direction. I think.

No idea why they use PVC instead of wood - it doesn't make sense to me, either! That said, the maker (John) is pretty active in responding to questions and has a valid reason for everything he's done in creating these wheels, so I'm sure there's a reason for it. Or maybe it's just a cost thing. On the description it comes with 4 (or maybe 8?) bobbins so I guess a cheaper bobbin keeps the price a bit lower, which I can appreciate.

Ah - here's the bobbins:
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