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Weddy_in_Paris
« on: November 23, 2007 03:08:05 AM »

I am very curious about odd things... I read somewhere in a recent thread that it brings bad luck if you don't give a name to a spinning wheel ? Just like for boats ? It that a wide spread superstition ? Where does it come from ? What's your wheel's name ? Hope we'll all have some fun with my silly question !  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2007 10:33:58 AM »

I've heard that myth too!  So I named mine the day I got her.  Jerry the Kromski Symphony.  She is a temperamental little wheel, too.
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2007 03:58:06 PM »

Oh no! I haven't even thought of naming it; I've obviously never heard of that. I am boring at naming stuff: my iPod is named iPod, my computer is named Laptop. I guess my spinning wheel should be Spinning Wheel to follow that logic. I do have some choice four-letter names for her at times...
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2007 08:45:31 PM »

mine [though currently unusable] is named Ginny.
mostly because it was the first thing that popped into my mind.
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2007 09:18:38 AM »

I've never heard the superstition but my Kromski prelude is named Gert.
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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2007 10:36:40 AM »

I have never heard that one......hmmm, mine doesn't have a name yet.  I will have to see if I can come up with something.  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2007 08:09:06 AM »

I haven't heard of that, either, but mine has a name...I tend to name everything.    Grin

My wheel is a Kiwi, and the flywheel was painted blue before I bought it, so I named him Indigo Montoya...sort of a play on the name of the character Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride. 
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2007 10:30:00 AM »

Gert, Jerry, Ginny, Indigo Montoya... Great names indeed ! I don't feel like naming thing that are just useful like a computer or a tv set. But I think machines or tool you really need or like deserve a name. My car is "poor old Titine" (Titine is the most common name for cars in France, well, I am not sure that BMW or Mercedes owners call their car Titine, but people (women ?) with old small cars do ! LOL), my washing machine is my "sweet little darling" (I tend to flatter it a lot) and now my wheel is definetly Harold. I posted a pic of it on my blog, if you want to have a look... I am now plying the yarn I was spinning when I took the photo and hope to show it on the next Fiber Friday !
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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2007 04:56:03 AM »

My wheel is Arachne (yes, I know that would make more sense for a loom, but I like it!).  My sewing machine doesn't have a name, but my hand-me-down dummy is called Susan (apparently my mother called her that to wind up a room-mate, and it stuck).

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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2007 12:14:04 PM »

I haven't named any of my 4 wheels - they're just the Traveler, the Traddie, the Great wheel and the Irish wheel.

Now, my wood stoves are a different matter!!  The round oak parlor stove is Grace and the green/cream cook stove is Abigal!!!
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