As much as I love the Traddy, I quickly swooned over a double treadle Schacht Matchless and also gave the Lendrum fold-down a good once over. New, these wheels are pricey, so I made a deal with myself that if I could find a used one for a good price, I'd buy it and sell the Traddy. After all, there were health risks of continuing to use the Traddy.
After finding a rare posting for a used Schacht Matchless for about half the price of retail on Ravelry, I thought for sure that I'd be happily spinning pain free before the new year. That Matchless was not going to be mine since another spinner got there before me...
Fortunately another Raveler saw the discussion thread and offered me hers as a backup option. And she was local! And the wheel was newer! And after giving it the first spin, I knew I'd be taking it home and bidding the Traddy a fond farewell.
It was love at first sight (sigh)
Wishing you all a Happy New Year!