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Step 1: Go browsing on Trademe (NZ's answer to etzy).

Step 2: Stumble into the 'Craft -> Spinning' section.

Step 3: See a lovely little up-right with a starting price of $50. (A similar one is over $500 new!)

Step 4: Think 'It'll go for over $100, but it can't hurt to put a bid in'.

Step 5: Bid $50, and resolve not to go any higher, because there's precious little room in our home. But if it goes for $50, it would be a shame not to own it.

Step 6: Forget about it.

Step 7: See that, 24 hours out from the close of the auction, you're still 'leading'.

Step 8: Gulp - where are we going to put it? Sorry - where am I going to put it? (Zcc is absolved of all involvement in this process.)

Step 9: Be unable to check the net for about 12 hours after the auction has run its course.

Step 10: Finally get online, and discover you've won!

Step 11: Ring up seller, and arrange to pick it up. Feel slightly apologetic, because the 'Buy Now' price was about $80.

Step 12: Pick up a beautiful little wheel, compact and light, and working really smoothly.

Step 13: Pick up Zcc from work, and confess to buying spinning wheel accidentally.

Date: 2013-03-17 02:39 am (UTC)
lizcommotion: Lily and Chance squished in a cat pile-up on top of a cat tree (buff tabby, black cat with red collar) (Default)
From: [personal profile] lizcommotion
*drools*

Date: 2013-03-17 03:21 am (UTC)
versailles_rose: (knitten)
From: [personal profile] versailles_rose
Wow! How lucky!

Date: 2013-03-17 01:14 pm (UTC)
twistedchick: General Leia in The Force Awakens (Default)
From: [personal profile] twistedchick
That is a gorgeous wheel. Do all the bobbins fit? I have been helping a friend rehab her grandmother's wheel, and only one of the four bobbins that came with it will spin free without sticking.

Date: 2013-03-18 01:33 pm (UTC)
twistedchick: General Leia in The Force Awakens (Default)
From: [personal profile] twistedchick
Do you think you'll get different speeds from different spools? You could measure them, but unless it's a huge difference it probably won't matter much in use.

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