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« on: January 19, 2006 06:46:34 AM »

You can read it at http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/19/fashion/thursdaystyles/19spinning.html.
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2006 06:58:52 AM »

bummer.  you have to be registered.  can you cut and paste?  and I'm sorry, but I really don't think spinning is anyone close to mainstream yet!
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2006 11:12:32 AM »

yes, please cut and paste if possible....pretty please??
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2006 11:21:42 AM »

It doesn't cost anything to register to the NY Times site.  It takes about 2 seconds and they don't send you any spam.

Cool article, thanks for the link.
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2006 12:14:58 PM »

i really hate to subscribing to things, spam or not but here it is, mango!

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if anyone wants to read it PM me!
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2006 01:08:01 PM »

(laughing), misshawklet, I love your problem solving abilities  Wink

Was anyone else disappointed that they focused in on part-time spinners, and people who aren't product-focused?  Is that true?  All the spinners I know always have a project in mind when they spin - or, they plan on selling the yarn...
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2006 03:36:21 PM »

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"We can all go to Wal-Mart and buy a sweater," Ms. Klepper, 47, said. "I'm not spinning because I need clothes."

Did anyone else think "ew" to that?!  EW!  I disagree! 

I don't know, I guess I disagree a lot with the article, at least for me.  I dont spin full time but I do it as a PT JOB, a PT love, for PT money, and for PT freedom.  I don't think its another "back to the land" movement, but more of a DIY movement.  And it IS for making things.  Not so I can go buy a sweater at Walmart!!

I guess we all have our reasons, but I think the article is written by someone very mainstream who sees spinning as a quaint little hobby.  Sure, its relaxing, but its more than that.
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2006 03:47:36 PM »

Was anyone else disappointed that they focused in on part-time spinners, and people who aren't product-focused?  Is that true?  All the spinners I know always have a project in mind when they spin - or, they plan on selling the yarn...

I rarely have a project in mind when i purchase fiber.  I spin, weave, crochet and felt.  I buy figuring that someday, I'll make it into something Smiley  Even when I think I have a project in mind, the yarn(or fiber) usually "speaks" to me  and ends up something else  Smiley     Of course, I don't spin so that i can go to Walmart for sweaters either--yuck! 
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2006 04:26:00 PM »

Weird article.  I was surprised to see no mention of Pluckyfluff or other main spinners.  I thought it was focussed on the quaintness of it too.  It was saying, "Look what those crazy crafty types are doing now?  Awwww, they are spinning wool.  How amazing.  It is like a fairytale and yet they could just go and buy a cheapo ball of acrylic.  Poor things." 

I don't want it to become a mainstream hobby, I like that I do something different.  Plus, I spin so that I can make some cash as well.  If everyone started doing it then no-one would buy my yarn!

Thanks so much for cutting and pasting, misshawklet you sweetie.  I don't mind registering for things if it is something I want to register for.  But I hate having to fill in details for reading one thing and then never going back again.  Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2006 06:18:01 PM »

who are all these spinners that don't use their yarn and just give it away to friends? where can I meet them and become friends with them?

definitely a strange article.
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