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snephenie
07-25-2007, 07:02 PM
I have one I bought from Shandeh. I'm thinking of buying another one.

Possibly a top whorl?

which one do you do use or prefer.

talche
07-25-2007, 07:11 PM
I love my greensleeves bare bones, and bought it from the woolery. And the goldings are just gorgeous http://www.dropspindle.info/.

mintdee
07-25-2007, 07:41 PM
I am dying to get me a Golding! They are so pretty. Apparently they are wonderful spinners as well. Right now I have a Nina spindle from Grafton Fibers (http://www.graftonfibers.com/spindles.htm)
It spins so nicely :)

misstialouise
07-25-2007, 07:59 PM
I don't spin yet (getting there).. is it bad that I want one of these??

http://glasspens.com/glass-spindles.htm

snephenie
07-25-2007, 08:18 PM
I don't spin yet (getting there).. is it bad that I want one of these??

http://glasspens.com/glass-spindles.htm

Hmm...is it a bong or a spindle??? :roflhard::roflhard:

Jk, they are very pretty, however, it would be broken probably before it even entered my house.

Julie
07-26-2007, 02:49 PM
I have two Schacht Hi-Lo spindles that I adore. You can use them as either top- or bottom-whorl, and they come in a variety of weights. And they are only $16...how can you go wrong? :mrgreen:

Spunky (http://www.spunkyhats.com/acc_spindles_schachtlouet.htm) has 'em...don't look at the fiber though... :inlove:

snephenie
07-26-2007, 08:06 PM
What weight is the best to use? Are they used for different types of fiber?

Julie
07-27-2007, 12:41 AM
I started with the 3 oz., which most people would tell you is bad -- I didn't know any better, though, and it worked out fine for me. I can spin fine on it if I have to, but really it's fab for plying because I can fit so much yarn on it. :thumbsup:

If you have to pick one, though, I'd say go for the 2.2 :mrgreen:

snephenie
07-27-2007, 05:37 PM
I started with the 3 oz., which most people would tell you is bad -- I didn't know any better, though, and it worked out fine for me. I can spin fine on it if I have to, but really it's fab for plying because I can fit so much yarn on it. :thumbsup:

If you have to pick one, though, I'd say go for the 2.2 :mrgreen:

I just ordered one this morning! :)

XbelovedXoneX
07-28-2007, 06:54 AM
I have a Schacht Hi-Lo spindle also. I love it! I'm glad you decided to go with one. :)

snephenie
08-02-2007, 02:02 PM
Im waiting inpatiently for my spindle to show up!!!

chillawilla
08-07-2007, 08:48 PM
Good choice. When is it supposed to arrive?

My current favorite is my Golding 3". Just bought a Greensleeves Loki I'm spinning some camel down on, very nice.

snephenie
08-08-2007, 03:24 PM
I got it on Monday!! She shipped it on Saturday too! There was a back order and email issues but I am SOOOO thrilled with it.

I've already spun some of my Lisa's Knit BFL on it and am LOVING it!!!!

I thought I lost my camera battery charger but found it last night so when I get home tonight I will be showing it off :)

jberry16
08-22-2007, 10:20 AM
I have two Schacht Hi-Lo spindles that I adore. You can use them as either top- or bottom-whorl, and they come in a variety of weights. And they are only $16...how can you go wrong? :mrgreen:

Spunky (http://www.spunkyhats.com/acc_spindles_schachtlouet.htm) has 'em...don't look at the fiber though... :inlove:

I just picked up a 3" 2.2oz hi-lo from my lys yesterday $16.50! What's the best way for a beginner to learn, hi or lo?

snephenie
08-23-2007, 05:38 PM
I just picked up a 3" 2.2oz hi-lo from my lys yesterday $16.50! What's the best way for a beginner to learn, hi or lo?

I use mine as a Hi and I LOVE it!

jberry16
08-23-2007, 10:58 PM
I use mine as a Hi and I LOVE it!
I tried mine as a low and it worked, not bad for my first time, I'll have to post pics tomorrow but would really like to try it as a high, seems like that would be easier. :think:

jberry16
08-24-2007, 11:40 AM
I just posted 2 pics here (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=64437)on post #7. what do you think?
I like using it as a hi much better! I want to order another one and some pretty fiber from lisa soazy (sp)...