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Weddy_in_Paris
« on: September 28, 2007 01:05:02 PM »

Hi ! I'm not sure this post has sense. I just wanted to share my excitement with you all. The subject is clear : I have just bought right now a Louet S1O on Ebay, without thinking too much. Hope it is not a big mistake. The price was less than 1/4 compared to a new one. All I was thinking was that the plain wheel is ugly (LOL) instead of considering my flat is tiny and already full of craft supplies.
Well now, it is done and I am very anxious to get it (it will come from Germany, I live in France). Do you think I am hopelessly crazy ? 
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2007 01:57:00 PM »

I don't think any of us here will think you're hopelessly crazy, Weddy!  You're talking to a bunch of fiber addicts here.  1/4 of the price of the new Louet is...just wonderful.  And lucky.  Hopelessly lucky.   Wink

You could always paint the wheel!  I have an Ashford Kiwi, not a Louet, but my wheel is a lovely deep shade of blue. 

My apartment is tiny, too, but there is ALWAYS room for a wheel.

Congrats and have fun!
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2007 04:07:05 PM »

Yay Weddy!
I just bought my first wheel from ebay too(from seller ssilk1)! And I got it today, hooray!

 I don't think you're crazy and neither will anyone else here. My co-workers on the other hand tease me about being "strung out" on yarn and that I better watch out or hemp will be next (I didn't tell them about the hemp yarn I'm tempted to buy).

Anyway mine is a Baynes, fairly small, because I live in a very tiny condo. I got it unfinished, so am putting a varnish on it tonight (its on my balcony, drying). I hope I can try spinning on it this weekend.
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2007 09:59:34 PM »

Ah, you're the one.  Wink
 I tried to get a Louet on Ebay several times, but never won an auction or waited too late and missed the buy it nows.  I just bought a Louet s17 from Hello Yarn instead.  Now the hard part, waiting for the wheel to be delivered and finishing it before I can spin. 
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Weddy_in_Paris
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2007 01:16:40 AM »

 Smiley Thank you all ! To complete the story : yesterday evening I lost the auction for a small vertical spinning wheel (no brand but I'm pretty sure  it was made in the 1970'). Of course I lost the bid at the ast second for 1 euro ! I was really disappointed. So I looked the similar objects and there was this "buy it now" Louet waiting for me in Germany ! I hope the delivery will be quick. I'll tell you !
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2007 08:35:51 AM »

Congratulations on your new wheel!  Can't wait to see the yarn you make!
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Weddy_in_Paris
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2007 12:46:48 PM »

So ! I got my wheel today. I had difficulties with the delivery and spent hours phoning to the post office and thought it was lost forever. But after speaking in the end with a nice lady I got the phone number of the right service and I could get the parcel this afternoon ! The wheel seems great unless the threadle joint is severed but I found a retailer of spare parts and I will get a new one by friday. More news when I begin spinning !
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Zwaalie
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2007 07:43:46 AM »

Also keep in mind that if you end up not liking the wheel, you can always resell it. The good thing about the Louet S10 is that you can easily get spare parts, their customer service is great. Also the wheel is low maintenance. I've learned to spin on a Louet S10, or actually I should say am still learning.  Wink

Good luck and let us know how you are doing!  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2007 10:26:39 AM »

Wendy,
I'm new here and I'm wondering if you were able to get your wheel fixed?

Louets are great to paint and personalize!

My first wheel was an Ashford Traveler - my DH and DSs seemed mesmerized by my spinning, so I painted the spokes on the wheel to give them something to look at!

I think you'll be happy with your Louet!
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