What could be in the box? And why does it have a huge question mark on it? That seems mysterious.
*gasp!* It’s a Schacht Sidekick!
It’s so small! The cat isn’t even scared of it. Folded up, it’s 21.5 inches tall, 8 inches wide, and 15 inches deep. And it only weighs 13 pounds! Which, honestly, is lighter than my laptop and just 3 pounds heavier than that cat.
Unfolded, the wheel is still delightfully small. The orifice is 25 inches tall once it’s all together, which is a nice comfortable height. The treadles are great. It’s noisier than my Matchless; I’m not sure if that’s because of the rubber drive band or what. I don’t remember the Sidekick that I tried at the Sock Summit being noisy, but it might have been that the ambient noise was too high for me to hear it. Or I was just too excited to pay attention.
Look at how cute it is! That drive wheel is so small. And blue, I love that it’s blue. So far I’ve spun a little on it- not as much as I’d like because I’ve been pretty busy with a new Knit Picks pattern and some late summer house cleaning. But so far it’s great! I’m going to find/make a nice padded case for it. It comes with a carrying strap, but it’s a little short for my taste- the wheel is basically in your armpit when you put the strap on your shoulder.
Hmm, maybe I’ll go spin on it right now!