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MoonKnitter
Chatty Knitter

USA
247 Posts

Posted - 12/29/2005 :  09:57:48 AM  Show Profile Send MoonKnitter a Private Message
First of all, thanks to all of you who helped me when I was trying to choose a wheel! I really appreciate all your advice.

My Kromski Symphony has been put together and I've been spinning for a couple of weeks now. I LOVE the wheel -- both it's appearance and how easily I'm able to spin. Though I didn't have the chance to try it before buying, I couldn't be happier!

Here's a pic of some Blue Faced Leicester I spun the other night. http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/kjp218/detail?.dir=/30da&.dnm=2cdare2.jpg&.src=ph

I'm currently spinning some generic "wool" from my spinning teacher, but looking forward to moving on to the bags of Alpaca and Merino I have waiting on me! After reading Val's post about clearing the bobbins, I want to be moving on to the "good" stuff starting the new year!

Ivynforestsmom
Gabber Extraordinaire

465 Posts

Posted - 12/29/2005 :  10:13:21 AM  Show Profile Send Ivynforestsmom a Private Message
Awesome! Another great skein of yarn. I can't wait to see the Alpaca and Merino!

Yvonne
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been."-Mark Twain
http://ybrach.photosite.com/
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truly violet
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6398 Posts

Posted - 12/29/2005 :  10:15:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
you did great
I actually did spin on the symphony down at the manning.....it spun great but I am too short for it
it is a very graceful looking wheel as well

enjoy it

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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spindyerella
Seriously Hooked

601 Posts

Posted - 12/29/2005 :  10:21:05 AM  Show Profile Send spindyerella a Private Message
Nice yarn! I tried a Symphony a few months ago. It spun well, treadled smoothly, etc. but it just didn't "fit" me. I kept knocking my knee on it no matter what position I got in. I ended up buying a Prelude instead.
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azblueskies
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2395 Posts

Posted - 12/29/2005 :  2:12:51 PM  Show Profile Send azblueskies a Private Message
I've got a l*o*n*g way to go before mine looks anything like yours! Absolutely beautiful, moon. Please don't tell me you're a beginner!
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MoonKnitter
Chatty Knitter

USA
247 Posts

Posted - 12/29/2005 :  6:12:22 PM  Show Profile Send MoonKnitter a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by azblueskies

I've got a l*o*n*g way to go before mine looks anything like yours! Absolutely beautiful, moon. Please don't tell me you're a beginner!



I am a beginner -- took my first lesson mid November, but didn't have a wheel until a few weeks before Christmas. I just love it and couldn't feel more at peace when spinning!

I finished off my bobbin of "wool" and will ply it tomorrow. Off to the Alpaca! Thanks so much for the compliment.

Kelli
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RobA
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2373 Posts

Posted - 12/29/2005 :  6:48:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit RobA's Homepage Send RobA a Private Message
Ohmigosh, Kelli, you have been spinning about a week longer than I have and I can't believe how gorgeous your yarn is! I am seeing progress but am still seeing a lot of unintentional thick-and-thin results.

Rob http://roberta.typepad.com/robknits/
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truly violet
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6398 Posts

Posted - 12/30/2005 :  06:44:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
rob, just pay attention to what you are doing, predraft
and just spin
it isn't a race......

you will be spinning fine soon

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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Magnicmax
Chatty Knitter

100 Posts

Posted - 12/30/2005 :  3:49:00 PM  Show Profile Send Magnicmax a Private Message
That is some beautiful looking yarn! Mine still looks like a combo of wire and extra chunky weight! I haven't gotten to spin in a couple of days, so I am anxious to get back on the wheel tonight.

Donna in RI
http://donnaknitsandspins.tripod.com/ I'm going on a high fiber diet for New Years: romney, corriedale, merino....
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BessH
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3095 Posts

Posted - 12/30/2005 :  4:38:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit BessH's Homepage Send BessH a Private Message
Congratulations on your beautiful wheel and your beautiful yarn. Just think of all the glorious things waiting up ahead for you!

Bess
http://likethequeen.blogspot.com
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azblueskies
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2395 Posts

Posted - 12/30/2005 :  7:13:38 PM  Show Profile Send azblueskies a Private Message
Donna, you and I are in the same boat! But it's getting better every time I sit down at the wheel. I have much, much better control over the wheel and fiber now. I could NOT go slower when I first started but now I can slow down when needed and actually start back up without going backwards! What's on the bobbin right now looks pretty darned good, if I do say so myself. Nellie and I are going to have a lot of fun making yarn.
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