Or not to drum card? Perhaps the bigger question is whether or not to spend the money on a drum carder!
Last weekend, Wonderful Guy and I made our yearly trek south to Celestial Seasonings in Boulder to stock up on tea. And shop the gift shop. But mostly to shop for tea. There they sell EVERY flavor they carry. (DSis, there’s another thing we gave the kiss of death to by loving it…CS Emperor’s Choice Red Tea…) And for less.
So one big bag of mostly herbal tea , along with a few Christmas gifts, later, we left there, and I suggested that Wonderful Guy drop me at Shuttles, Spindles, and Skeins, and he could take in the local motorcycle shop. He was dubious, but I said I had some knitting to work on if he took too long. Besides, if the opportunity presented, I thought I might ask about drum carders.
Well, it didn’t seem promising. It was one busy Saturday at S3, and there really isn’t any place just to sit and knit. I saw lots of wheels and looms and supplies, but no drum carders. I wasn’t going to buy any yarn not on sale (not my nature!), but it’s a big place and largely unexplored by me, so I decided to just look around, then look at the books until the Guy returned.
Then who should come up to me and ask if I was looking for something but Maggie Casey. I swear. I have been in that store three times and she has been the one to help each time. (Read the story of her selling me Betsy the Flying Lendrum) So I tell her I am thinking about drum carders, and we chat a bit. I tell her I haven’t really seen one demonstrated. And that is all it took. She recommended to me one they do not sell at S3, but spent about 20 minutes showing/teaching/answering my questions. All the while knowing what I needed/wanted wasn’t what they sold!
She is a marvel.
And I bought some merino roving before I left there. Solely on principle.