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OMG!!! I just got an e-mail from AA and Steph - my new wheel is FINISHED!!! They'll be shipping her out after Thanksgiving *squee!*

Here's a shot that Steph sent me - the wheel is on Alden's workbench, in the shop (I think.....):





AA Norwegian Wheel AA Norwegian Wheel

My new AA Wheel!!





I am dancing around the house, here - this is way cool!

I ended up owing a little more for her....but I'll re-shuffle the Christmas bonus around and zip him the balance. She's GORGEOUS, and I've waited so long......and she's well worth the cost (how do I know? Because I have 2 of his wheels already, and they are marvels of spinning technology. WELL worth every penny I spent on them!)

I had already decided that this would be the last wheel I'd be buying (well, if I run across a deal on an antique Canadian Saxony, I'll jump on it...), so I'm *thrilled* with how she turned out.

I need to clean off the loom, straighten out the studio, and card up a bunch of fiber this weekend. I must be ready for a spinnymoon when she gets here!!

(why, no, I'm not excited or anything - why do you ask??)
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From:hugh_mannity
Date:November 23rd, 2005 12:43 am (UTC)
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Damn, she's a beauty.

I guess I'd better get off my duff and order myself one while The Great Maker is still making greatly!
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From:fiberaddict
Date:November 23rd, 2005 10:27 am (UTC)
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Yes - yes you totally should!

One of the reasons for delay on this one was his health - he has/had (do you ever get cured?) gout in one of his hands. That lost...6 or 8 weeks, IIRC.
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From:apis_mellifera
Date:November 23rd, 2005 01:34 am (UTC)
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What a lovely wheel. I'm looking forward to seeing what you make with her.

Unfortunately, those wheels are waaaaaaaay out of my price range. But I'm really happy with my Lendrum, so it's okay. :)
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From:hugh_mannity
Date:November 23rd, 2005 01:46 am (UTC)
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They're out of my price range too. But it takes a while for him to make one, so I reckon I can save enough to manage it.
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From:fiberaddict
Date:November 23rd, 2005 10:31 am (UTC)
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They are expensive...but he takes payments. *eg*

I've never had the pleasure of test spinning a Lendrum - but I've heard good things about them. Unfortunatly, I live in an area with no close spinning supplier. The closest one only carries Ashfords (and maybe Schacht), but she's primarily a weaver. The other "closest" one is over 2 hours away; the last time I was there they only carried Ashford, Schacht and Majacraft. I think there's room for another dealer...but I don't know how to tempt any out here.

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From:apis_mellifera
Date:November 23rd, 2005 01:03 pm (UTC)
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Payments are a good thing. It's times like this that I wish my grandfather were still around--he was a woodworker and would probably have enjoyed the challenge of making a spinning wheel.

I really love my Lendrum--it's my first wheel, and I can't speak highly enough of it. There aren't any local dealers of much of anything around here, either--there's a shop about half an hour away that has a small supply of spinning stuff, but she's concentrating on the novelty knitters and she's more a weaver than anything else, so she only has her personal wheels at the shop. The closest "real" fiber shop is up in Lancaster County, PA.
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