I have to say that out of all my drop spindles I tend to reach for my Turkish spindles first.
Pro: The reason being is their portability when traveling in and around the city, I can easily stash one in my purse, or in my knitting bag to spin with when I get the chance.
Con: My other spindles get left at home and ignored.
I have traveled with my spindles as well, further then the city limits of course, in the car, and by plane, and my Turkish spindles were what I took with me.
Con: those little pieces, when the spindle is taken apart can be misplaced or lost in transit
Pro: Because of the half hitch you use to hold your yarn you have just spun to the spindle, there is less of a chance of your spindle dropping and rolling under your seat.
Con: some people find it hard to produce a half hitch.
Pro: they are their own fiber storage tool
Con: occasionally, depend on the fiber, it does get caught if you wrap it to tight.
Before I get into which spindles I have, I will say that I am not affiliated with either of the companies that I chose to by my spindles from. I am just a happy customer.
My other 2 Turkish spindles are from Threads Thru Time. They have beautiful color combos for their spindles, and their spindles come in small, medium and large. I chose a small, and a medium, for weight and portability.
I probably use my Medium TTT Turkish the most, as it fits about 2oz of fiber on it when its spun and wrapped nicely, which is great for spinning a larger amount of fiber because you have fewer cops to deal with at the end if your going to ply them This one travels with me to my husband’s soccer games.
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