In early January, I learned that Ron at Fancy Kitty had come up with a smaller, more portable, but no less functional picker. It's the Mini Picker, and despite my level 1 Master Spinners teachers adamance about pickers being evil implements of torture (My words, not hers! but that's the jist of it!) I bought one. It's a bench style picker, and though I've only used it once, I give it an A+. This thing is brilliant.
It came in yesterday, and before I took it to some fibre, I stained it! Royal Mahogany MinWax. It's purple lovelyness now!
Isn't it pretty?
This is the Shetland fleece I put through it in maybe 15 minutes. There is about 7oz here
After the first picking
After the second run through
This is a really fun new tool! I know it's going to up my productivity. Less time spent picking locks =more time carding and spinning!