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« Reply #60 on: April 03, 2010 03:30:11 PM »

I know it's been FOREVER for you all to wait on the next chapter of the learn to spin.

Work has been really crazy this year, and there was much more than I expected at the start of the year. On top of this, I've busted up my knee. Sad
An elderly friend of mine who just had a knee replacement made the comment
"looks like we have the same choreographer"
.........but I have the next week off. *YAY!*
This means I'll be putting up the next chapter of this project this week.  Smiley

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« Reply #61 on: April 03, 2010 03:36:39 PM »

oh noes!!! I hope your knee heals well and quickly!  can't wait to learn yet another thing new, even if I'm an intermediate spinner!

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« Reply #62 on: April 03, 2010 04:02:35 PM »

Thanks Bella, my injury is a bit of a mystery.
The doctor can't quite figure out what's wrong, so I'm just resting up ad taking lots of fish oil. My hunch is that it's a cartilage problem being an ex-dancer and ex-swimming instructor.

Also, I've just learned that lesson: there's always potential to learn more. Even in unlikely places.  Wink
I've been a wet-felter for over 10 years now, and have had the opportunity to learn under some very technical tutors. The other week, a friend gave me a children's craft book saying "you're into this, right?". Although she meant well, and is such a sweety, the book was flashy, tacky, with poorly made felt.
However, I still decided to read it cover to cover.
Although there were a number of mistakes and steps skipped, I was surprised to discover a fabulous way of distributing soap onto a flat felt project, that would help to create really even and beautiful felt!
So it's very true Bella - learning can occur is the strangest of places.

« Reply #63 on: April 03, 2010 07:32:02 PM »

Yay! Jane! I've been so worried! But now I'm excited. I just spun up 2 oz (~73 yards) of some BFL I bought from an Etsy store (spinning awesome good) using mainly Megan's videos, but I'm still excited to see what will be in your lessons! Don't die! My MIL is getting a new knee herself next week... Knee problems suck!

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« Reply #64 on: April 05, 2010 12:20:41 AM »

Yay!!  Jane is back!!  I hope all goes well with your knee - make sure you take care of yourself during your week off...  it would be awful if you did more damage...  Looking forward to seeing the next chapter up though!

Also, I'm interested to know what the new method of distributing soap for felting was...  can you tell us here in the spinning thread, or would that be sacreligous and it can only be spoken of in the felting threads?

« Reply #65 on: April 10, 2010 02:16:20 PM »

yay, Jane is back!

sorry to hear about your knee though, hope it gets better! dont stress about the next lesson, your health is more important:)
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« Reply #66 on: April 25, 2010 09:43:51 PM »

So I'm a bit bummed this topic had to be put on hold.. but I went on and continued teaching myself based on Jane Doe's great tutorial. I'm participating in the DIY Craft Kit swap and had to make a drop spindle tutorial for one of my swappers, so I figured I'd post it here.
Drop Spindle Tutorial @ ThinkCraftyThoughts

It's not nearly as good as Jane Doe's stuff has been, but I think it's a good jumping off point for anyone looking to start/continue learning spinning. I assume in the tutorial that you have drop spindle already, mainly cause I included one in the package I sent to Mlsocci74, heh.
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« Reply #67 on: May 11, 2010 06:13:00 AM »

sorry you hurt yourself, knees are tricky business. recently i was given advice from a joint specialist to try bio-glucosamine. anyway read about it, it may help with the recovery. its not a drug either, its something the body makes naturally that can be in short supply for various reasons... yeah well check it out, and i wish you a speedy recovery!
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