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« on: January 07, 2008 08:48:06 PM »

I have been wanting a new spinning wheel for a bit. I own the Ashford Joy and while I love the wheel to bits I felt I had out grown the smaller bobbins and wanted bigger ones. And now I have wee ones wandering around my house (wee ones were so NOT in the picture when I bought my wheel!) so I've been looking for a 'safer' wheel. I wanted one that had a solid main wheel so little fingers would not get stuck in it. Majacraft and Louet both make solid wheel spinning wheels. Louets are a bit less expensive, so I must admit I was leaning that way. With a little extra Christmas money and a little luck on line I got myself the Louet s 17 kit. FINALLY.

A solid wheel is begging for decoration. I think I've been thinking about what to put on the wheel as long as I've been thinking about the wheel! I wanted a dragon and a tiger chasing each other around. My drawing skills stink. I knew I couldn't do it so when my wheel came in I called my older brother. He's got the drawing skills. I like the dragons he draws. He pencilled in my two creatures (while our offspring played). I then took the wheel over to my mom's house and while she and my dad watched my babies I painted the creatures. I am agog at how well they came out. Seriously. I didn't know I could paint like that.  Shocked I came back to my parents the next day to stain everything and one more trip to put it all together this evening. Good thing my kids like their grandparents.  Grin

Behold, The wheel.

It was actually serendipitous that the creatures are facing the 'proper' direction ie clockwise.

The wheel fully assembled:

oops, watch the background when taking pictures.

And one more of the spinners eye view...

Seriously, SERIOUSLY, I am so excited with how awesome this came out. Now excuse me, while my baby sleeps I'm gonna go SPIN!!!
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2008 09:06:58 PM »

It looks great!
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2008 08:03:45 AM »

Oh, wow!  Rock!

Looks fantastico!

I have no idea what you're talking about, so here's me with some yarn on my head.

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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2008 05:07:25 PM »

wow, that's really great! I love your socks too! Wink

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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2008 06:58:08 PM »

Thank you thank you all!

I'm kind of notorious for my socks.........
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2008 11:16:12 PM »

that is seriously cool.

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