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« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2006 08:51:23 PM »

I have to ask, do all of you guys have wheels or did anyone spin their yarn on a spindle? I just started on a spindle and it seems like it would take forever to spin that much! But if you do this again I'd be willing to try!

Christina

I have a little wheel (ashford traveller).  My mom found it in like-new condition at a yard sale last summer for $45!!!! (she's a fiber enabler)  So don't get discouraged by the price tag of brand new wheels online because you might just find one cheaper in the newspaper, from a guild, or on ebay.  Keep your eyes peeled Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2006 11:07:29 PM »

wow, thas some goigeous yarn purlgurl!  loverlyloverly.  everyone did such beautiful work!  I'm going to try posting feedback tonight for everyone who's sent, and let me know if it doesn't show up in a day or two, k?  Oh, and because I'm weird, I tried to leave personalized feedback/ comments (I love it when organizers do that), so ... yeah Grin

I have to ask, do all of you guys have wheels or did anyone spin their yarn on a spindle? I just started on a spindle and it seems like it would take forever to spin that much! But if you do this again I'd be willing to try!

Christina

Wheel, definitely.  And, Frew-Frew, I think marrying yarn should be legal - I'm practically married to my wheel!  Lovelovelove it Wink
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« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2006 03:54:25 PM »

redheadskydiver, i use a wheel too. i became impatient with spindling large amounts of yarn almost instantly. since i got the wheel, i haven't gone back!
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« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2006 05:29:59 PM »

Great yarns all around! What a great swap!

redheadskydiver, I also use a wheel. It goes WAY faster!

I'll always love my first spindle though.
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« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2006 06:10:16 PM »

I have to ask, do all of you guys have wheels or did anyone spin their yarn on a spindle?

I used a spindle for the yarn I created (it hasn't been posted yet).
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« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2006 08:20:02 PM »

I used a spindle! Smiley  I might buy a wheel soon, though. I would have one now if people would stop telling me to try them out first! Tongue haha.
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« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2006 10:32:03 PM »

I used a spindle! Smiley  I might buy a wheel soon, though. I would have one now if people would stop telling me to try them out first! Tongue haha.

people did that to me too (whyyy?), and I finally went "pfft" and chose one, because they were driving me crazy.  I mean, as long as it works, right?  but, spindles are beautiful things Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: August 24, 2006 05:41:41 AM »

I used a spindle! Smiley  I might buy a wheel soon, though. I would have one now if people would stop telling me to try them out first! Tongue haha.

people did that to me too (whyyy?), and I finally went "pfft" and chose one, because they were driving me crazy.  I mean, as long as it works, right?  but, spindles are beautiful things Cheesy

I bought mine without ever trying it.  I'd never tried any wheel before then.
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« Reply #28 on: August 24, 2006 07:03:32 AM »

My boyfriend bought me my wheel. He ended up getting it on ebay because he went it to this weaving/spinning shop all ready to purchase one, but didn't because they kept trying to talk him into getting a gift certificate so I could come in and try them first. I didn't know much more about wheels then than he did. They could have made a sale if they had only said, "this ones good for beginners."  If you're a beginner and don't know how to spin anyway, how is trying them going to help? At this point if I want to upgrade I'll try them first, but back then I could make little piles of cat barf yarn on any wheel, I'm sure.
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« Reply #29 on: August 24, 2006 09:34:56 PM »

If you're a beginner and don't know how to spin anyway, how is trying them going to help? At this point if I want to upgrade I'll try them first, but back then I could make little piles of cat barf yarn on any wheel, I'm sure.

I agree! The only thing keepig me from buying a wheel now is that I'm going to a fiber fest in September, and people usually have used wheels for sale(or so I hear). So I'll get one cheaper there!
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