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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Recommend Spinning Wheel? on: August 12, 2008 05:35:33 AM
I am wondering of any spinners can enlighten me with their wheel experiences.  I am looking to purchase my first spinning wheel, but I am really overwhelmed with the number of options/types/etc.  I have previously spun on an Ashford Kiwi (double treadle, single drive) and picked it up really fast and enjoyed it.  However, I am concerned that I could very quickly outgrow it.  I would rather spend a few hundred dollars more in order to have a wheel that would last.  Does anyone have experience with a wheel that would be good to essentially learn on, but would then grow with me, allowing me to advance without having to purchase another wheel.  I would be using this wheel to spin thin yarn.  Also, what is the difference in ease of use between single and double treadle wheels?

Imbue me with your knowledge and personal experiences!  Thanks in advance!
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Bender (Futurama's Back)!!! on: February 16, 2008 05:30:20 PM
Yay for bender!!!  I can't wait to see your emperor Fry!
3  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Fall 07 IK's Tyrolean Stockings on: January 11, 2008 09:47:45 PM

These are my terrific Tyrolean stockings.  Full time employment dampens my progress exponentially.  They are knit with a very "rustic" yarn that I recycled from a sweater that had great fiber content (80% wool/ 20% angora) but was hideous.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Cable front pullover from VK on: November 06, 2007 01:55:13 PM

Cable front pullover from VK Fall 2006.

I knit this piece using three skeins of Eco-Wool in Mocha and vanilla.  The picture is pretty accurate to the colors, except they are a little warmer. 

I don't have any modeling pics yet, though I will post them as soon as I do. 

My version of the sweater has been heavily modified to accommodate a petite, wasp waisted, extremely busty girl. The original sweater was meant to be pretty boxy, shapeless and loose-fitting.  The person I knit this sweater for is 17 and wanted a more stylish and flattering fit.
I added short row bust shaping and more severe waist shaping in addition to shortening the length by an inch. 

Overall, I really love how this came out.  Cross your fingers and hope that it fits her!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: A slew of new (Monet Vest, Ogee Skirt, Cloud Bolero, Beret)- Pics Fixed! on: October 28, 2007 08:57:35 PM
wow, you are quite prolific.
6  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Delicious sushi! on: October 20, 2007 09:17:14 PM
Nah, this dinner took me about 15 minutes.  Not taking into account the cooking time for the rice.  As we like to say in the industry, organization is key.   Wink
7  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Delicious sushi! on: October 20, 2007 08:57:10 PM

Spicy tuna + julienne cucumber and red pepper + kukuho sushi rice + wasabi + pickled ginger + soy sauce + bottle of lindeman's shiraz = a wonderful sushi dinner at home.

Thanks for looking!  See more at my blog.http://altus.wordpress.com/2007/10/20/sushi/
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: panta! (from a finnish pattern). on: October 17, 2005 02:30:11 PM
hmm. i just started [it's going so quick!]
and i had to experiment with which increases to use..

I used an invisible raised increase and psso for the decreases.  They worked out great for me.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Dreamcatcher Medallion Cardigan (Loop D Loop) on: September 27, 2005 07:23:23 AM
Wow! I am deathly jealous!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitty's Flora on: September 24, 2005 11:07:55 AM
Wow!  Very nice.  I've been thinking about making one of these, and now I simply must!!
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