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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Enable me, or stop me from buying a wheel! on: December 27, 2006 05:54:22 PM
I ORDERED IT!!  Grin

I think we all knew I was going to go with option A.  Only thing is, I ended up with the Mazurka - I've loved its looks for years, and I thought about it, and I think I don't mind the single treadle and can kind of work it with both feet; might be easier.

I ordered from the Woolery at about 2:30 this afternoon.  I can hardly wait for it to arrive, then my fiance is going to finish it for me - he says to give him about a week for best results.  I even have a spare bedroom which will be the fiber room!
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Finishing Bobbins? on: December 25, 2006 02:08:46 PM
When I had my Traditional, I just sanded the bobbins and did the same rubbed oil finish as I used on the rest of the wheel.  I haven't got enough patience for proper wood-finishing (which is why I'm having my fiance finish the wheel I'm going to buy!) and would definitely have liked to have sanded those bobbins better. 
3  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Enable me, or stop me from buying a wheel! on: December 25, 2006 02:03:34 PM
DF (fiance!  Grin) is, um, a gunsmith, so his wood-finishing skills are quite good.  I appreciate that he is willing to finish it for me and trust him to do a good job.  Good practice for me asking him to build me a wheel someday (probably for when I turn 37 and am "not old" and insist on being called Dennis).

I got some money for Christmas, too, that was unexpected, so I think I am going to go ahead and order the Minstrel, probably from the Woolery unless anyone can recommend other sources to check.  DF said it will take him probably a week to get the finish, well, finished, so I want to order it quick-like!  Then I'll need fiber, and eventually dyes, and....

The problem with single treadle is that it's my right foot that is broken, and I am so, so uncoordinated with my left foot I don't think single treadle with the left foot will work.  I believe I can work with the double treadle.
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Enable me, or stop me from buying a wheel! on: December 23, 2006 12:58:53 PM
I'm trying to use the idea of selling yarn as a justification for purchase.     Grin

So very tempting... yes.
5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Enable me, or stop me from buying a wheel! on: December 23, 2006 10:21:02 AM
OK, so back in the day, I used to spin.  I had an Ashford Traditional and I even made yarn with it!  I started a spinning list on that there innernets (Spinfree) and had all the equipment, carders, combs, roving, you name it.

Then this kind of life disaster hit, and I sold almost everything for rent money, and sort of went into a funk for a while and didn't do any fiber arts.  Shocked

Well, earlier this year, I broke my foot and the end result was me sitting around with nothing to do.  I started knitting again, and unlike the last time I was a knitter, I'm actually finishing stuff.  And now I really, really want to spin again.

I still have a few drop spindles, but I honestly haven't got the patience to use them while fighting off my cats.  I always preferred wheel spinning anyway, as I am an instant gratification kind of girl.

SO.  Today I am selling my weaving loom (hate warping).  Result: some money.  Options:

A. Purchase a Kromski Minstrel wheel, unfinished; have DF, who is good with finishing and whatnot, put a finish on it and assemble it for me.  Spin spin spin.  Happy!

B. Maintain adult sensibility; take money and place in savings account for upcoming move to another state, possibly without a job, and also for upcoming wedding in Hawaii.

Clearly the responsible option is B, but oh, I want to spin again.  And I haven't found a used wheel that meets my needs and budget (double treadle to hopefully accomodate still-healing foot, castle type wheel for space reasons, PRETTY  Kiss)

Any opinions are welcome.  Oh, yes.
6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Nintendo DS/DS Lite Case Swap - Sign-ups 12/15-12/31; Send Date 2/1 on: December 18, 2006 12:11:13 PM
I am super-excited about this swap.  Maybe it will help to console me over the fact that I can't get a Wii anytime soon and remind me to love my DS more! (I already think it's the bee's knees, but sometimes I forget.)
7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Eunny Jang's Print O' The Wave Stole- along (Part 2) on: December 15, 2006 05:24:52 PM
I would love to knit this and have a bunch of Shetland wool that I could use for it, but I'm a little bit confused by the beginning of the pattern.  I'm going to have to look it over again and see if I can figure it out, or if I can find the original KAL for this.

Unless anyone has general pointers, I'll be back with specific questions!
8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: PIN-UP GIRL Tampon Case Transfer Pattern Embroidery on: December 14, 2006 11:03:47 AM
HEE!  I love it.  That is clev-er.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: my favourite wrap jacket EVER on: December 14, 2006 08:13:34 AM
I'm with SlytherinPrefect - I love that jacket and depending on the cost of the pattern might be willing to fork over if it's not too expensive!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: lots 'o hats for a good cause! on: December 14, 2006 08:12:17 AM
Nice hats and wonderful idea!  Good job  Grin
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