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azblueskies
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Posted - 12/22/2005 :  10:27:29 AM  Show Profile Send azblueskies a Private Message
I just got a message from my husband that it will be delivered today (unless they screw it up like they did Vi's!). He also included this in his email:

OH LORDY LORDY THE ANGELS SMILE, THE WORLD IS WITHOUT SIN
BUT SHEEP AND LLAMAS AND DOGS BEWARE, CAUSE SHERRI IS READY TO SPIN!!!

I was sure lucky the second time around :)

truly violet
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Posted - 12/22/2005 :  10:29:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
oh my........so now we BOTH sit vigil........
I imagine you will have better luck then I have been having
at least I hope so

vi

none of this will matter in 100 years.......
except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
http://notashyviolet.blogspot.com/ ~now with chickens!
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minh
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Posted - 12/22/2005 :  10:32:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit minh's Homepage Send minh a Private Message
OOOOH, I love to live vicariously! What wheel are you getting Sherri?

Love your husband's rhymes :)

--Minh
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truly violet
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Posted - 12/22/2005 :  10:46:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
she got a lendrum dt as well

and now we all sit and wait.....
I feel like saying (when and if it comes....)

IT'S A BOY!

oye

vi

none of this will matter in 100 years.......
except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
http://notashyviolet.blogspot.com/ ~now with chickens!
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jaymeKnits
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Posted - 12/22/2005 :  11:14:11 AM  Show Profile  Send jaymeKnits a Yahoo! Message Send jaymeKnits a Private Message
Nope I think it's a girl. Most wheels I've seen are girls.

Jayme

(good luck to both of you!)
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Lanea
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Posted - 12/22/2005 :  12:32:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message
Yeah, they're all curvy and smooth. At least, the wheels I know are.

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truly violet
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Posted - 12/22/2005 :  12:42:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
now see...... the lendrum is not all curly quey... ( is that a word?)
no turnings ...... just spare
and sort of angular....
no?

vi
who found the corriedale


none of this will matter in 100 years.......
except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
http://notashyviolet.blogspot.com/ ~now with chickens!
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azblueskies
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Posted - 12/22/2005 :  12:45:48 PM  Show Profile Send azblueskies a Private Message
Well, I'm at work - a whole hour away from home. Sooo, I'll sit here and wait not knowing if it's there or not. At least I'm glad that Vi's having fun with hers :)
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spindyerella
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Posted - 12/22/2005 :  12:57:37 PM  Show Profile Send spindyerella a Private Message
Oh, yes!! You will love, love, love that wheel! Congratulations.
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truly violet
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Posted - 12/22/2005 :  1:11:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
isn't anyone home to let you know?
maybe next wheel.....have delivered to work?

vi

none of this will matter in 100 years.......
except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
http://notashyviolet.blogspot.com/ ~now with chickens!
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pixiepurls
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Posted - 12/22/2005 :  1:14:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit pixiepurls's Homepage Send pixiepurls a Private Message
I am on a list to get one in february (GAH!) but its okay because january 8th im going to a distaff day celebration to try one out so i can be sure!

http://www.pixiepurls.com
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azblueskies
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Posted - 12/22/2005 :  7:03:13 PM  Show Profile Send azblueskies a Private Message
Well, it/she?/he? was waiting on our doorstep when we got home :) My husband had told me I couldn't open it til Christmas morn but I think he was as excited to get it out of the box as I was. It's sitting under the tree and I think we got all the parts on right. The threading hook wasn't in the box.

We stopped at Border's and I got the Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning (was the only book o spinning I found, but the shelves were in a mess and my husband was in a hurry to get home) so I'll read tonight and see if I can figure out what the heck I'm supposed to do with this pretty little thing. My wool is under the tree keeping the wheel company. Wish us luck!
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truly violet
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Posted - 12/22/2005 :  7:21:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
listen when I was taught..... carole and linda told me
pedal slowly
in fact pedal a while without any roving
just to get used to teh tredleing
then carole put a leader on it and made me pretend to spin......with icky orange acyrlic....
but that worked
I learned

and today.... after about 10 minutes of screwing up
I got back ( mostly) to even laceweight singles


and so will you

vi

now pixie and lanea are waiting........who else?

vi

none of this will matter in 100 years.......
except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
http://notashyviolet.blogspot.com/ ~now with chickens!
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azblueskies
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Posted - 12/22/2005 :  7:58:59 PM  Show Profile Send azblueskies a Private Message
Cool....I've been watching videos on the net, reading my book and practicing treadling. It's sooo quiet and I love the look of it. Hope Pixie and Lanea gets theirs soon.

And my boss gave me tomorrow off! Plus I'm going to be on vacation all next week so I have lots of time to play and learn. Mmmmm...I'm a happy camper.
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truly violet
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Posted - 12/22/2005 :  8:01:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
also.....until you get the hang of drafting while you spin
( and it does not take long)

predraft

that's how I learned to spin fine and even on a spindle....
and it translated to the wheel
but now i find that i can draft while spinning
it took about 10 minutes

however now my fingers and arms hurt

but I been spinning for what about 6 hours?


oye
vi

off to bed now
it is WAY past my bedtime and I have turned into a pumpkin


none of this will matter in 100 years.......
except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
http://notashyviolet.blogspot.com/ ~now with chickens!
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pixiepurls
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Posted - 12/23/2005 :  11:07:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit pixiepurls's Homepage Send pixiepurls a Private Message
don't hurt yourself, you could get some kinda carpel tunnel or something!!

And AZBlue, if you get totally frustrated when you're trying to learn don't get discouraged, you may need someone to help you, or just more time to mess up. If i hadn't had that teacher to show me how to re-attach i think i would have given up at home alone for sure! Once she showed me right, i loved it. So just if you get frustrated at all go have some tea. I bet though you have good luck and catch on perfectly!

http://www.pixiepurls.com
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azblueskies
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Posted - 12/23/2005 :  1:07:47 PM  Show Profile Send azblueskies a Private Message
Luckily there are lots of good resources on the net and I think I could stop in at the LYS (they sell wheels, too) and ask questions (and buy some fiber!). First thing I have to learn is how you even begin!
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spindyerella
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Posted - 12/23/2005 :  1:20:22 PM  Show Profile Send spindyerella a Private Message
Newbie spinners, if you can get your hands on some pencil roving, it is great for learning to spin! You don't have to worry about drafting and can just concentrate on treadling.
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azblueskies
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Posted - 12/23/2005 :  2:41:48 PM  Show Profile Send azblueskies a Private Message
Thanks, spindy. That's something I'll ask about when I go to my LYS tomorrow.
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spindyerella
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601 Posts

Posted - 12/24/2005 :  08:51:03 AM  Show Profile Send spindyerella a Private Message
I think mine came from Bartlett Yarns....not sure about that, but it sounds familiar!
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pixiepurls
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Posted - 12/24/2005 :  09:36:29 AM  Show Profile  Visit pixiepurls's Homepage Send pixiepurls a Private Message
you're LYS is open xmas day?? Wow lol...

http://www.pixiepurls.com
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