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.