Hi everyone! I'm loving all the yarns, and I'm glad that Fiber Friday is still going on. I don't have pics this week, but should have some next week. Minor camera trouble to resolve first.
My cardboard and bangle bracelet spindles are still going strong. I use them about as much as I use the wheels. I have had to glue gun the whorls back in place a couple of times, but I beat them up a lot. They go on city buses and end up getting knocked around in my bag all day long. They also go with me to the park while Ian plays. They are a great conversation-starter. I need to make some new and prettier ones someday, but I've been too busy spinning.
Alexus, that rose yarn is amazing! Core-spinning on a drop spindle is really difficult.
Edited so I could bring something to the party. This was made a while back, but not posted on Craftster yet. I spun up a bunch of yarns by holding 2 cotton sweater strands together and frogging them right onto the spinning wheel. Then I n-plyed them. These will be accent yarns in woven cotton dishtowels. I call this yarn cotton clownbarf. It's pretty random.
While this was a fun project, I would strongly recommend the wheel-frogging be done outside, with a dust mask on. Tons of dust flew out of the yarn as I frogged it. TONS. You could give yourself a nasty case of brown-lung if you do it a lot. I did these in the house, and I won't try that again, ever. Now that it's nice outside, I'm planning to add to my stash of these yarns.
Here are 2 pieces of sweater, and the resulting yarn. Get a few unloved stripey and plain sweaters, combine them different ways--the possibilities are endless.