Friday, March 25, 2011

Fiber Arts Friday: I Haz a Carder!

I have been wanting a drum carder for quite some time.

My desire would pique every time I'd read about other bloggers' drum carders... for example Hellchick and Wonder Why Gal come to mind.

I coveted them at the Estes Park Wool Festival and I dream about them as I read Fiber Arts Friday every week.  You know those FAF Fiberistas are always making beautiful batts with their drum carders.  :-)

So I would periodically go online and price them.  Then I would de-prioritize it because there are a lot of other things we need for the farm and house.

Finally the lust was strong and I put a drum carder on my Christmas list.  I didn't expect anyone to make the splurge for me.  It just felt good to verbalize my desire.  Much like when my sister would put a Ferrari on her list.  ;-)

Anyway, right around the same time I learned about Ravelry's Used Tool and Equipment Classifieds.  I put it on RSS and watched carefully for a used drum carder.

I must not be the only one lusting after drum carders because every time I'd inquire about one it was already sold.  Those babies move so fast.  So I decided to be patient and believe the appropriate carder would be mine... eventually.

Now I can say I am no longer longing.  I have a beautiful, slightly used Louet Junior Drum Carder.  She needs to be cleaned up and I need to wash some fiber, but I'm excited to give a shot at making my own batts... finally.  :-)

Today is Fiber Arts Friday and I'm certain you will see the results of some drum carder action if you head over to Wisdom Begins in Wonder.


Spinster Beth said...

Yay! Congratulations! Can't wait to see your batts! I hope you love it!

Word Lily said...

Yay, congrats! I'm loving my new drum carder.

Voie de Vie said...

Who'd of thunk a drum carder would be a such a hot, used commodity? Love that world o' Ravelry! And glad to see you are are no longer drum carderless - looking forward to seeing some awesome batts.

Have a great weekend ... and happy fiber arts Friday!

Dutch Hollow said...

Congratulations! I"m picking up $600 of goodies from the mill this weekend and can't help but think what kind of nice carder $$ like that would go to.

Halfpint said...

Looking forward to seeing the batts you make. Used drum carders move fast over here too, fancying a set of wool combs first. And I love the word fiberista!

Melissa said...

Congrats on your new purchase. Now you'll just need to find the time to do it.

Happy Fiber Art's Friday!

WonderWhyGal said...

HOORAY! I'm super excited for you...finally, you can start experimenting with your own fiber. My first drum carder (yes, I have one prior to My Precious) was bought used and taught me a lot. Enjoy...I can't wait to see what you create.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

Melissa Plank said...

Boy Oh Boy, a drum carder! I was just reading something about this carder, all good! YEA YOU!!!

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

Yay! I had borrowed one from a friend who since sold hers a while back and it was a blast! I'm stilling spinning up some of the batts I made.