After a long internal debate, conversations with friends, and bewailing to Pirate-Husband my inability to spend money on myself, I’ve finally ordered the Sonata. I am very excited, especially about the idea of taking a wheel to Pennsic with me!
Meanwhile, the potential three-ply sock yarn is almost complete. I’ve got three bobbins that are almost full and almost evenly-weighted, and I am distributing the last bit of fiber across them after running each through the wheel again to add extra twist. When I looked at what I’d spun, there was no way it was going to be firm enough for a sock yarn. Fortunately it’s easy enough to add twist, and as it’s taken me months to spin this stuff, the addition will get the singles all active and springy again.
If it turns out that I fall out of love with the Traditional, I am sure that I will be able to sell it. It’s a great starter wheel. And if it turns out that I love each wheel equally in different ways, I can keep them both!