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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Recommend Spinning Wheel? on: August 12, 2008 05:35:33 AM
I am wondering of any spinners can enlighten me with their wheel experiences.  I am looking to purchase my first spinning wheel, but I am really overwhelmed with the number of options/types/etc.  I have previously spun on an Ashford Kiwi (double treadle, single drive) and picked it up really fast and enjoyed it.  However, I am concerned that I could very quickly outgrow it.  I would rather spend a few hundred dollars more in order to have a wheel that would last.  Does anyone have experience with a wheel that would be good to essentially learn on, but would then grow with me, allowing me to advance without having to purchase another wheel.  I would be using this wheel to spin thin yarn.  Also, what is the difference in ease of use between single and double treadle wheels?

Imbue me with your knowledge and personal experiences!  Thanks in advance!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Cable front pullover from VK on: November 06, 2007 01:55:13 PM


Cable front pullover from VK Fall 2006.

I knit this piece using three skeins of Eco-Wool in Mocha and vanilla.  The picture is pretty accurate to the colors, except they are a little warmer. 

I don't have any modeling pics yet, though I will post them as soon as I do. 

My version of the sweater has been heavily modified to accommodate a petite, wasp waisted, extremely busty girl. The original sweater was meant to be pretty boxy, shapeless and loose-fitting.  The person I knit this sweater for is 17 and wanted a more stylish and flattering fit.
I added short row bust shaping and more severe waist shaping in addition to shortening the length by an inch. 

Overall, I really love how this came out.  Cross your fingers and hope that it fits her!
3  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Delicious sushi! on: October 20, 2007 08:57:10 PM





Spicy tuna + julienne cucumber and red pepper + kukuho sushi rice + wasabi + pickled ginger + soy sauce + bottle of lindeman's shiraz = a wonderful sushi dinner at home.

Thanks for looking!  See more at my blog.http://altus.wordpress.com/2007/10/20/sushi/
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