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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: The First and Last Thing I Will Ever Knit on: March 21, 2008 08:47:48 PM
It's a beautiful scarf, you did a great job!!! You really should try something else Grin
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Flyer ratio on: September 28, 2007 04:30:43 PM
Thank you too, raynbow. That helps as well...I won't worry so much about ratios at first. I'm more of the fly by the seat of my pants type person anyway!
3  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: I've just bought a spinning wheel on: September 28, 2007 04:07:05 PM
Yay Weddy!
I just bought my first wheel from ebay too(from seller ssilk1)! And I got it today, hooray!

 I don't think you're crazy and neither will anyone else here. My co-workers on the other hand tease me about being "strung out" on yarn and that I better watch out or hemp will be next (I didn't tell them about the hemp yarn I'm tempted to buy).

Anyway mine is a Baynes, fairly small, because I live in a very tiny condo. I got it unfinished, so am putting a varnish on it tonight (its on my balcony, drying). I hope I can try spinning on it this weekend.
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: i'm finally getting a spinning wheel.....and a free one no less! on: September 27, 2007 02:30:56 PM
That's wonderful! Let us know more about it!!!
5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Flyer ratio on: September 26, 2007 02:21:01 PM
Thank you, Betzi!
6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Flyer ratio on: September 26, 2007 10:53:01 AM
Hello,
I'm new to spinning and was wondering about the flyer ratio. From what I can find the higher the number, the thicker the yarn spun. Is that correct? Also does it have anything do do with the type of fiber you are spinning?

Edit: Ok I think I found a better article on ratios. The lower the number the coarser the fiber used as well as the slower the wheel. So a finer fiber, like merino or angora, needs a faster ratio for a higher twist.
7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: I'm spinning! Alpaca on a drop spindle on: September 26, 2007 10:49:57 AM
that makes me wish I wasn't allergic to alpaca. I have this wonderful alpaca coat my MIL bought for me in peru and I can't wear it! I started breaking out in a red bumpy rash and everything!
Sad I plan to get it dry cleaned and see if that helps.
What's odd is I can apparently spin sheep fiber without a problem!

Wow thats odd, I always heard that people who can't wear wool, can wear alpaca. Maybe it works both ways. Thats too bad, Eliea:(
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Pink Lace Trimmed Sweater (2 images) on: September 20, 2007 02:30:59 PM
So pretty! I love how you get an eensy peek of skin at the waistline through the lace.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Bats Day dress on: September 03, 2007 03:21:16 PM
This Rocks! I love it, looks great on you too!!!!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: For the Alliance! on: August 30, 2007 03:03:14 PM
I'm an LoTRO player...but for the win, your hat is awesome!!!! Cheesy
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