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21  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: First skein of wool on my CD spindle on: May 08, 2005 08:13:39 AM
This looks incredible for a first attempt, I wish my first try looked that nice.

I love that you are using a cd spindle. I learned on  friend's spindle and then I went home and made a cd spindle to tide me over until I could get a real one, but it ended up working so well that I decided not to buy a premade model.
22  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: hand-spun swap.. interested?? on: May 08, 2005 08:07:59 AM
I was looking at Pluckyfluff's new book Handspun Revolution, http://www.pluckyfluff.com/handspunrevolution.html, and I was thinking it would be really cool to do a roving swap. The way it would work is each person would dye/imbelish a certain amount of roving. Then they would divide it up into x equal portions with x being the number of participants. Then all of the roving would be mailed to one person and they would divy out the roving so that each person gets a portion of each roving and mail the boxes back. Skill level wouldn't matter in this swap and in the end we can post pictures of the final yarns.
23  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Spinning by hand- no spinning wheel on: April 17, 2005 01:28:33 PM
You can always spin by hand by using a drop spindle. The prices range from $10-$40 with most types around $15. Another option if you want to start right away is to make your own spindle from old cd's and a few supplies from the hardware store; I did this and made 3 spindels for $2. Instructions can be found at the link below. Good luck.

http://interweave.com/spin/files/CDspindles.pdf
24  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: my "roll your own needlecases" on: March 07, 2005 04:17:43 AM
Here's my needle case that I finished yesterday. I added an extra row of pockets for dpns and I made the front and the flap one continous piece because it seemed to lay better. I am really happy with the way it turned out, but on my next one I am going to add a pocket or two. *robyn

25  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Interchangable circs? on: November 20, 2004 07:07:14 AM
I bought a Denise set when i first started knitting because I couldn't afford all of the needles needed in the patterns I was using. I absolutely love them (although I do have addis in sizes I use frequently); they have really nice cords and they knit very smoothy (typically I hate plastic needles). Another advantage is that the Denise comapany is a small business and their needles are American made. My biggest complaint about the set is the case, it is really ugly. Good luck. *robyn
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knit.1 by Vogue and Lion Brand: Any Info? on: November 20, 2004 06:59:04 AM
I really like this magaine. I love the flower patterns, earflap hat, cardigan with flowers, and the knitted clock (not the pattern itself, but the idea to knit a clock.) i do agree that the fun fur was way overdone, but i just igored that section and went for the stuff I like.  Typically I will buy a knitting magazine for 1 or 2 patterns and so I definately think I got my moneys worth. Plus the Lion Brand ads are good for a laugh. *robyn
27  UNITED STATES / Virginia / Stitch n' bitch in Norfolk on: November 03, 2004 01:26:33 PM
There is now a Stitch n' Bitch group that meets every Tuesday night, 7pm at Elliot's Fair Grounds on the corner of Baldwin and Colley in Ghent. Please join us!!
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitty's Up! on: September 14, 2004 05:33:21 PM
I am another poncho lover, but it seems like all of the ones I see in stores and catalogs are shaped weird or too ugly to wear. i've seen some cool ones on TV, but I don't know where those people shop. I saw one I liked in an Italian boutique that I accidentally wondered into, but it was $350 which made me decide to make my own. That way it will be just right and I can actually afford it.
29  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: NEW s n' b book to be out late fall! on: September 11, 2004 07:40:23 AM
If your library dosn't carry a book that you want take the time to fill out a book request form (this works best if you know the title, author, and ISBN number- all of which can be found on Amazon). I do this all the time at my library and with the exception of a few cases, they usually order the book.The librarians don't know that there is a demand for a title unless you tell them and if they don't order it you can always request it via inter-library loan. *robyn
30  UNITED STATES / Virginia / Re: Hampton Roads on: August 24, 2004 05:56:32 PM
I also live in Norfolk. Are there any knitters here inerested in doing a SnB in Ghent? *robyn
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