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« on: September 20, 2009 01:06:23 PM »

One of my friends got a lathe awhile ago, and when he asked what my fiancee and I wanted for our wedding, I told him I wanted him to make me a spindle.

He did, and it's totally awesome.

It's 14" long, 3.5 oz, and really, really great.  There's a little knob on the bottom, so yarn can't creep off the end and I have something to grip to spin it, and it's pointy so I can do supported spinning, and the whole thing is HUGE so I can put a ton on there, which is great for plying.

First project, on the spindle.

And finished.
Anonymous wool, 128 yards, 2.25 oz.
It spins like a dream.
I tried to convince my friend to start an etsy store, but apparently it was a pain to do, he said "Seriously, I'm only going to do stuff like that for people I really like."  One of the prototypes exploded.
Can't wait to spin more on it....

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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2009 02:17:46 PM »

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I tried to convince my friend to start an etsy store, but apparently it was a pain to do, he said "Seriously, I'm only going to do stuff like that for people I really like."  One of the prototypes exploded.
LOL!!  you are one lucky girl!
It's a beautiful spindle,  what a great feature, that little knob on the bottom!  And that yarn looks near perfect!  love the colors!
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2009 05:05:22 PM »

awesomeness! really, i envy you.. i am off to redecorate my spindle for the third time... *sigh*
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