My Spinning Wheel Wen Broke

Well, I don’t mean my spinning wheel wen broke. I mean one of dem wen broke.

My Louet S70, is a workhorse. I bought it used about eighteen years ago. I already had a spinning wheel, but a friend of mine told me that her friend was selling her Louet and it’d be a really great wheel for me to have, especially for plying, because of its huge bobbins. And the price was perfect. So what did I do? I wen buyum, of course.

I took that wheel to my spinning guild and anywhere else that I needed a really portable wheel. It has served me faithfully and I really love it.

But last week during the Olympics spinning time on Ravelry, suddenly I began to hear strange noises coming from it. I looked down to where the treadle is connected to the footman, and ack!

This da kine came loose.

Anden dis da kine wen come loose.

Anden even dis da kine wen come loose!!

Shoots. So I had to stop plying on the wheel. I called up to Paradise Fibers in Spokane and talked to this fantastic kane, who said he could fix it if I’d ship it up there. It was tempting to take a road trip up there, but that would have cost much more than the shipping, so I elected to ship it…which still wouldn’t be cheap.

So today I took it here:

They got it all packed up and ready to ship; and it turned out that they were able to do so for $40 less than they’d originally estimated! Whoot! And my wheel will be in Spokane tomorrow.

Adunno when it’ll come back to me all fixed, but ainokea…cuz it’ll be fixed by the best!

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2 Responses to My Spinning Wheel Wen Broke

  1. Barb says:

    Auwe! Hope it comes home soon!

  2. Izzie Kikue says:

    Awwww, don’t you hate when that happens?

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