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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Yup, Another wheel question but mine is about shipping! on: March 08, 2007 12:30:09 PM
Hey all!

Good news is, I know what wheel I want. I want a Majacraft Little Gem 2. I already have a workhorse which is my Ashford Traditional but living inthe city and taking public transportaion, I need something more protable.

Hopefully you guys will be able to help me figure out where to order it from. I have it singled down to two places. Either the Woolery or Copper Moose. They both have it for the same price but the extras aren't really a big deal for me because they both include the carrying bag but my number one concern is shipping. I am a very impatient person, so I would lean more towards the one with the quickest shipping. I ordered fiber from both places before once so based on that I would have to go with the Woolery. But I would love to hear any opinions you guys have with dealing with these two vendors. And if you have a Little Gem, where'd you order it from and how long did it take to ship? Thanks for your help.
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Vanilla Roomy Mittens on: January 20, 2007 11:18:11 AM
Some of the members of one of my local crocheting groups requested a pattern for some mittens. One of them had just made a hat for a friend and wanted to make matching mittens. I walked her thought the construction part of it but they came out a little misshapen so I told her that I would work on it. So here's what I came up with. They are pretty roomy and a bit drafty but I do want to try them with a smaller hook or thicker yarn and see how they come out.

The pattens here on my blog
http://harlempurls.blogspot.com/2007/01/what-do-you-do-when-you-cant-knit.html

I'll let you know if I decide to revamp them a little.

Happy crocheting!
3  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Babe Little Spider on: August 09, 2006 06:57:36 AM
Hello everyone,

I know there was a previous post regarding a Babe Pinky but I have a question about their model that is even smaller than that one. I live in a small apartment so I have been putting off getting a wheel until I am able to move into a larger space. So I've been happily spinning along on my drop spindles but there's this thing called instant gratification that won't let me rest until I own a wheel.

Anywho, my question is, is there anyone who owns a Babe Little Spider or has spun on one and if so, how was it? I plan on spinning worsted to sport weight yarn so any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Silk Hankies on: July 15, 2006 05:51:00 PM
Hello,

This is my first post (yay) and hopefully someone will be able to help me out. I read on Knitty how inexpensive silk hankies are, so when I found some at my LYS, I grabbed up a bunch. Based on Knittyspin's instructions, I tried to spin the stuff up but it was proving very difficult. It seems like it's just not drafting. So my question(s) is(are):

Do you have to stretch the thing out from the middle in order to spin it because I keep getting ugly pills?

Am I supposed to spin it like worsted weight on my heavy drop spindle or like lace on my light drop spindle, or does it even matter?

Any suggestions you guys can give me would be greatly appreciated and I promise to post some pics once I do it right. Thanks.
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