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« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2006 06:06:08 PM »

a pink louet s17. we're still BFF even though i don't get to spend much time with her.

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« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2006 06:49:05 AM »

I have Majacraft Little Gem II, love it. So easy to spin with, large standard bobbins and spin as a dream  Smiley

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« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2006 08:17:16 PM »

I have a Lendrum with all its attachments and I LOOOOOVE her.  If she was available, I'd ask her to marry me.

I LOVE my Lennie!  I'm ... well, I'm almost married to him Wink
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« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2006 03:28:18 PM »

I have a Louet S50 (the walnut coloured version of the current S51) and an Ashford traditional. 

I've had the Louet since February (I bought it after my second (of 3) spinning lesson. Even with the original bobbins (2 speed verses the current 3 speed) I can spin a pretty thin lace weight without the lace flyer. I love my Louet, it is a workhorse with huge bobbins.

The Ashford found its way to my house a few weeks ago. I enjoy spinning on her but I still learning what I need to fiddle with when to get the results I am hoping for .... I was spoilt by the Louet, no fiddling, just spinning (no oil either Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2006 12:24:47 PM »

I have an louet s-17 that I bought last november.

« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2006 06:19:59 AM »

An antique Swedish wheel, beautiful thing in dark reddish brown Grin
Although some of the bobbins have minor damages and I've had to replace the hooks on the flyer (and not all of them could be replaced so some are missing Undecided ). It spins like a dream though. It's hard to spin anything else than quite thin yarn and the bobbins only fit about 50g, but I love lace weight so it doesn't matter much Cheesy
I want to get an Ashford Traveller with jumbo flyer sometimes though (can you get them with some sort of faster flyer for spinning lace weight?).

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« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2006 06:52:15 AM »

I have an Ashford Elizabeth II that I love. Also have the large bobbib attachment, but I don't like spinning with it as well as the regular size. I don't do much in bulky yarns as I spin mainly for weaving now so I don't mind. It's a very pretty wheel!
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2006 06:32:20 PM »

I have a Hitchiker.  I am thrilled with it- we have a very very small crowded home and this wheel takes up almost no space and works beautifully.

I can take it with me if I want too- it even fits in a small cart with wheels where I put my french easel if I want.

« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2006 02:51:46 AM »

Just got a louet s17! It is so wonderful- basic, pretty, spins yarn too. I think the disk wheel (no spindles or cut-outs at all!) is kind of mod-ish looking. So tempted to put band stickers on it, but I am going to resist! I'll regret it later, I know.

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« Reply #29 on: December 24, 2006 01:11:48 AM »

I am always embarrased to admit this but I have four wheels, two charkas and over 30 spindles.

My wheels are -

An Ashford Joy - easy to use and small enough to carry everywhere.  This is the one I like to take with me to coffee houses and SnB meetings.

An Ashford Country spinner - I think that is what it is called.  It has a huge bobbin and is perfect for spinning bulky yarns.

A Jenson Ultimate production wheel with a high speed kit - this is the one I love the most.  I spin all of my lace yarns on it. 

A Schacht Matchless double treadle - This is the one I love to take with me to confereneces and classes.  It can do nearly everything and is easy to maintain.

Don't ask me why I have so many.  I know spinners with more.  You just start collecting them once you appreciate the beauty and craftmanship required to make them (and every spinner I know does that!).  It is even worse with spindles!

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