Okay! I'm going to buy one...just splurge and do it! The only problem is....I live in a dorm, so I need something smaller..and maybe portable if possible! Please help me find a wheel!
----------------------- -On the Needles:
1. Simply Ginny Socks (1 complete)
2. Classic Wool Socks (1 complete)
3. Stag Bag (on the back...don't want to do the st st)
4. Five Easy Cables Blanket (1 of 8 skeins used) -On the Hook:
1. Mantilla Lace Doily (I forgot where I am on this)
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Here is a comparison of folding wheels from the Woolery... http://www.woolery.com/Pages/foldingwheels.html
I haven't tried any of them but maybe that link will help you. There is also the Hitchhiker which you can also find on the Woolery site.
OTN: a pair of toe-up socks on 2 circs
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I can't say enough for my Lendrum. It's one of the larger of the portable wheels, but still takes up less floor space than a 'regular' wheel.
The Majacraft Little Gem (not for me, but I know some who love it) and the Schacht Ladybug are a couple wheels not considered folding wheels but are considered portable because they're so small, you could take a peek at those too.
Size was the second most important factor for me when I was looking to buy a wheel (performance being the first), as I'm in a small space myself. I know the Lendrum isn't as small as an Ashford Joy or a Majacraft Little Gem, but after trying multiple types of wheels at a spinning meet - both folding and not - I much preferred the Lendrum to any other wheel. Only the Double Treadle Schacht Matchless was a contender, but it was big and too $$.
My suggestion before you buy any wheel would be to try it and maybe a couple others (even some non-folding) just to have something to compare it to. I did this at my local fiber guild spinning meet. Sometimes you can find a spinning store that will let you try some different wheels.