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Don't get angry at me just cause I don't see the point in paying extra $$ for nothing I own a Schacht and don't see anything great about it compared to other wheels I've spun on and owned, it's not an uninformed bias by any means! When I can afford to, I will upgrade it.

For a first wheel, yes. If you watch the youtube videos on bobbin changing etc. you will understand why. I had actually expected Schacht to have a similar setup based on their advertising of the "quick change" bobbins, I was disappointed by that. Fantasias are single drive only, which is a limitation, but the spin is ultra smooth, they perform very well, and the adjustments are near non-existent, so you're learning about spinning vs. wheel mechanics. The bobbins from Kromski and Schacht are almost exactly the same size, Kromskis are just over half the price though.

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It can't take a WooLee Winder. Because of the different magnetic quick change setup, Nathan Lee hasn't come up with a WooLee Winder to work with it. It does however have a sliding hook flyer which is far nicer than hooks, especially non-rotating hooks (*cough* Schacht *cough*)

It is single drive only. Some people don't care, some do. The Matchless double drive setup is not great, so a lot of people actually only use it in single. The Ladybug is supposed to be better in that regard. Majacraft only makes single drive and their performance is superb. Depends what you want.
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I ate and made fudge
Sooo jealous! Somehow my Pirate's booty cheese puffs taste like styrofoam, esp. when compared to fudge.

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I didn't have fudge, other than licking the tip of the spatula before handing off to the kids to fight over I made it and it's setting. I ate some PW shrimp pasta for dinner, it didn't turn out all that great. DH ended up doctoring it up with some garlic and cheese to salvage it but not a repeat

I told DH next fudge batch I'm doing one pan white chocolate and one pan dark and putting peppermint in the white pan and swirling them, he glowered at me. I was like what on earth is wrong with that? He said "you plan to give it away and I want to eat it all"
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I didn't have fudge, other than licking the tip of the spatula before handing off to the kids to fight over I made it and it's setting. I ate some PW shrimp pasta for dinner, it didn't turn out all that great. DH ended up doctoring it up with some garlic and cheese to salvage it but not a repeat

I told DH next fudge batch I'm doing one pan white chocolate and one pan dark and putting peppermint in the white pan and swirling them, he glowered at me. I was like what on earth is wrong with that? He said "you plan to give it away and I want to eat it all"
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I didn't have fudge, other than licking the tip of the spatula before handing off to the kids to fight over I made it and it's setting. I ate some PW shrimp pasta for dinner, it didn't turn out all that great. DH ended up doctoring it up with some garlic and cheese to salvage it but not a repeat

I told DH next fudge batch I'm doing one pan white chocolate and one pan dark and putting peppermint in the white pan and swirling them, he glowered at me. I was like what on earth is wrong with that? He said "you plan to give it away and I want to eat it all"


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Cardi is done and off the needles! Took me longer than I thought it would, but I had to keep looking up different videos to get through the picking up stitches then the bind off it called for. BUT - I did it! Tomorrow hopefully I'll get to weave in the ends and block it. It SO needs to be blocked. Hopefully will have a pic up by the end of the weekend

Off to bed... going to be a long night - DS (2) has been pukey sick since dinnertime. Hubby is going to sleep with him tonight as he doesn't want anything to do with mommy. So I get clean up/laundry duty and hubby gets stinky boy snuggly duty.

Your longies look great Brenda!

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Cardi is done and off the needles! Took me longer than I thought it would, but I had to keep looking up different videos to get through the picking up stitches then the bind off it called for. BUT - I did it! Tomorrow hopefully I'll get to weave in the ends and block it. It SO needs to be blocked. Hopefully will have a pic up by the end of the weekend

Off to bed... going to be a long night - DS (2) has been pukey sick since dinnertime. Hubby is going to sleep with him tonight as he doesn't want anything to do with mommy. So I get clean up/laundry duty and hubby gets stinky boy snuggly duty.

Your longies look great Brenda!

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