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Andrea
10-09-2006, 04:52 PM
I was at a YS (with my DH) this past weekend that deals primarily in spinning. I spoke with the owners about classes, which they do. My DH was very receptive and very sweet about me learning to spin.

I also happen to be one of the lucky people who lives dangerously close to The Fold (http://www.thefoldatmc.net/) (only 20 minutes!) and I see she has lessons. This is making it so much easier.

I've been looking through all your posts and today I joined pixie's mb (which is quite informative, thank PP! :muah: )

I know NOTHING about spinning, but I can tell you, I am so excited about learning. I actually dreamt about it today :oops:

I can't wait to become a part of this group! :muah: :hug:

Julie
10-09-2006, 05:14 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

I've been wanting to go to the Fold...I'm a little skeered though :shock:

pixiepurls
10-09-2006, 07:05 PM
I am no longer a fan of the fold after a bad encounter, but they have a good reputation.

Andrea
10-09-2006, 07:16 PM
Oh nooooooooo....what was it, may I ask? :pout:

pixiepurls
10-09-2006, 07:24 PM
Oh ya know sometimes things don't work out, I don't think it's appropriate for me to say and for all I know they could have been having a bad day, but I went with the Copper moose, as well did a friend of mine. Copper Moose and The woolery are who I reccomend.

It was super easy to get my wheel from CM and I got all kinds of goodies with it, 2 bobbins and a maintance kit thrown in for free!

Andrea
10-09-2006, 07:37 PM
I'll have to check out CM. My DH was actually on The Woolerys website earlier today.

Liliyarn
10-09-2006, 07:50 PM
welcome to the spin side.....

Andrea
10-14-2006, 02:15 AM
I just placed a bid on this (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=013&item=230037946356&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEBI%3AIT&rd=1)

:teehee:

Julie
10-14-2006, 09:58 AM
:thumbsup:

Eloewien
10-14-2006, 12:56 PM
*chuckle* I just ordered the one with the green wool from her last night-- it ships today- I can't wait to try it!!

Annie May was wonderful to work with, and she even is willing to help out via email :)

Laura

Shandeh
10-14-2006, 04:47 PM
Way Cool Andrea! Welcome to the world of spinning!

Andrea
10-14-2006, 06:35 PM
Eloewien...I blame this on you because I saw your post and had to go check out ebay! :teehee:

We'll see if I win :shrug:

I did go to The Fold today and scheduled my first spinning lesson!! :cheering:

Eloewien
10-15-2006, 11:21 AM
Yes, ebay can be deadly :) I know this all too well!!

Julie
10-15-2006, 01:22 PM
Yup...eBay is where it all started for me too....I had this money burning a hole in my PayPal account and thought what the hey, I'll get one of those learn-to-spin kits....

Andrea
10-18-2006, 05:03 PM
I won my auction! :cheering:

Julie
10-18-2006, 05:24 PM
:cheering:

Andrea
11-24-2006, 07:14 PM
Today I had my 2nd spinning lesson...first time on the wheel. I love it! Of course, I need a LOT of practice!! She let me bring home a Lendrum double treadle (which is my #1 choice without trying out any). My next lesson is in 2 weeks! :cheering:

I'm so happy I like it because the drop spindle was frustrating me!

Shandeh
11-24-2006, 09:35 PM
Woo Hoo! How cool that you could borrow the wheel!

Spinning is a LOT easier on a wheel, isn't it? :wink:

Julie
11-25-2006, 12:02 PM
:fingerwag: Now, now, let's not discourage the spindle spinners out there...personally I still find spindle spinning easier than wheel spinning, probably because I took the time to master it because I thought I would never get a wheel. I firmly believe that each method of spinning has its merits, its pros and cons, and neither is the "right" or "better" way to spin. And spindling gets a really bad rap, undeserved, IMHO.

*steps off her spinning soapbox* :D

That said, :cheering: Andrea! You have a wheel at home to play with!! How fun is that!!?? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

mintdee
11-25-2006, 04:52 PM
Go Andrea! Now if your old man could only find that saliors wheel :teehee:
Enjoy spinning! I love wheel spinning but there is something about using a spindle that brings a lot of satisfaction for me :hug:

Andrea
11-27-2006, 05:27 PM
I love the look of the spindle and Julie, the yarn you made me is some of the most gorgeous stuff in the whole world! I'm hoping that I can get the hang of the wheel, then try the spindle again too. :cheering:

I haven't played with it since it came home with me :oops: I have too much Christmas knitting to do :!!!:

She told me at The Fold that I spin "left handed"...weird!! I pinch with my right hand and draft with my left.

Julie
11-27-2006, 05:53 PM
That's funny, Andrea...on the spinning boards whenever people have asked which had everyone drafts/hold the fiber in, the vast majority do it the way you do. I'm in the minority -- I pinch with my left and draft with my right. :shrug:

Andrea
11-27-2006, 05:56 PM
Oh weird! :teehee:

Andrea
12-04-2006, 09:36 PM
I'm getting my wheel on Saturday! :woot:

Julie
12-04-2006, 11:06 PM
Wait, as in buying?? What kind?? Tell all!! :cheering:

Andrea
12-05-2006, 10:45 AM
Yup! Early Christmas present split with my mom! My last lesson is Saturday, so she told Chris to tell me just to buy one while I'm there.

I'm going with the Lendrum DT :cheering:

That's all I know about it :shifty: I'm so bad at it so far. As in, can't even start it.

Practice Practice Practice!

Julie
12-05-2006, 02:20 PM
:cheering:

Liliyarn
12-11-2006, 11:33 PM
That's funny, Andrea...on the spinning boards whenever people have asked which had everyone drafts/hold the fiber in, the vast majority do it the way you do. I'm in the minority -- I pinch with my left and draft with my right. :shrug:

I do the same....never really thought of it before. January will be spinning full steam after the holiday knitting...I'm in a skein swap so I gott crank out some yardage....dunno what yet...

five_six
12-12-2006, 12:35 AM
Andrea i am so happy for you :cheering:

but you are all making me very sad :verysad: , gonna go off and mope now about the fact that i wish i had a wheel as well... oh well, maybe one day, *slinks off pouting*