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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: How does this sound? on: March 04, 2007 08:29:05 AM
Yeah, I thought of the padding issue too.  Undecided

LadyBean32, I have a Fricke ST. Awkward is a great way to describe it. There's a handle, which is too small and in a bad spot. It should be lower down on the shaft, so when you pick it up the treadle doesn't swing all around...right?

Anyone else?

(Thanks guys!)
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / How does this sound? on: March 03, 2007 07:46:34 PM
I have a wheel that is not too travel friendly. It doesn't fold, although it is light to carry. I need some way to cover it and bring it with me to guild meetings. I thought of sewing up a bag. But the next morning I saw this in a catalogue.


It will literally fit my wheel, fiber, and other stuff I lug around. All in one bag. On wheels!

What do you think? (Price is not a problem.) I just wanted to bounce this idea off you guys and see what you think. I'm afraid that I'm so happy to find something that I'm not seeing the whole picture.


3  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Plying problems with Fricke on: March 03, 2007 07:40:06 PM
I had the problem with spinning, not with plying. It was solved by lubricating the metal parts of the wheel with the oil provided.

Has it been awhile since you've oiled up?

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Striped hat. on: February 22, 2007 01:39:07 PM

I needed a new hat. And finished this just in time for the rain and snow we are getting!

It's a little more masculine than I normally wear, but I like it.

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Cascade Fixation help on: February 14, 2007 01:41:00 PM
Sorry you're having so much trouble. I did too. I finally gave the yarn away.   Roll Eyes

It sucked to do, but I ended up hating this yarn so much.

Sorry I can't give any advice.

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Lace Shawl Patten Suggestions? on: February 14, 2007 08:28:40 AM
Was it the Forest Canopy Shawl??


I posted my fo a few months ago I think. It was done in pink though, not red.

Here's the link to my blog post about it. http://sunflowerfairyknits.blogspot.com/2006/09/forest-canopy-shawl-done.html

I couldn't find the post I did on here.

It is a super easy lace pattern and beautiful! It's not free, but I couldn't find any other lace patterns for beginners that actually makes something useful, plus I've read Susan's blog for a long time and I knew that her pattern would be well done.

It teaches you how to use charts and has the written directions, tells you how to fix mistakes, how to pick yarns, etc.

I highly recommend it. She is supportive too. I had a question and she responded to my email very quickly.

Let me know if this helps!


7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Okay which one? Fricke or Lendrum? And ST or DT?????? on: February 13, 2007 01:38:20 PM
I have a Fricke st and love it. I do, however, wish that I got the folding model, as I love to bring it with me to guild meetings and knitting gatherings.

I do not have the woolie winder. I say try it without and if you feel you need it then get it.

The Fricke treadle is wide enough to fit both feet on it. That's one of the reasons I love it.

If you have a dealer/shop near you go and try out as many as you can. You also might want to go to a guild meeting in your area and get some idea of different wheels.

Good luck.
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / I said I wanted more color. on: February 13, 2007 08:50:49 AM
Boy, did I ever get it.

This roving is from www.dyepot.com.

It's handdyed superwash merino. And BRIGHT! I can't wait to spin it. They are having a sale, go take a look.

The service was superfast and Christina is a sweetie.

No more boring naturals for me for awhile!


9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Yet another Greenery hat. on: February 13, 2007 08:44:20 AM
I can't stop making these things!  Cheesy

This one was for my mil, for her birthday. It's done in Louet Gems yarn.

The pattern is free, from Lilith Parker's Lair of Lunacy blog.  http://lilithparker.blogspot.com/

10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Regine sweater- done! on: February 03, 2007 02:19:23 PM

I've been knitting and spinning alot lately, but nothing has been finished for 2007 until yesterday.

It's a pretty sweater, one that I thought I could wear to a super bowl party. Unfortunately, it's h-u-g-e on me, so I have my first official Christmas gift done. Go me. The sizing issue is all my fault- I swatched, but didn't block it. I also didn't use the recommended yarn. 2 lessons learned.

The pattern is free- check out http://saunshine.blogspot.com/. Her pattern is in her side bar (Regine is the sweater name.)

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