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121  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: FIBER FRIDAY!!! 1/12/07 on: January 14, 2007 08:35:32 AM
Caedaera, your yarns are what my yarns want to be when they grow up  Shocked
122  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: FIBER FRIDAY! 1/5/07 on: January 05, 2007 08:42:46 PM
Here's my first ever skein of plied yarn.  It was done on my Schact drop spindle.  I spun a thick and thin single from domestic roving after dyeing it with Kool Aid and food coloring mixed dyes.  Then, I plyed it with black sewing thread and pastel seed beads.  Then I have partially knit a garter stitch scarf from it.  Here are the pictures:






123  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Wilton Dye Ratios on: January 05, 2007 08:42:32 PM
I have found these to be really vibrant too Smiley  I'm so glad I came across this thread so I could better understand how to compensate for red number 3 Smiley
124  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: What wheel do you have on: January 05, 2007 08:39:10 PM
I'm waiting on my Fricke.....must be patient....
125  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Look what my friend GAVE ME!!!! (Fiber Frenzy inside!) on: January 03, 2007 02:26:13 PM
That's amazing!!  I wish I had friends with fiber and drum carders laying around!
126  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Who are you and other questions. Get to know your fellow spinners and mods. on: January 02, 2007 06:47:05 AM
Jill, I belong to a knitting group in Austin, we have a few spinners involved too Smiley  Let me know if you would like to come and meet everyone sometime Smiley
127  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Who are you and other questions. Get to know your fellow spinners and mods. on: January 02, 2007 06:45:29 AM
Whew, that was a lot to read!!!  I'm fairly new to spinning.  I am currently knitting a shawl from my first spun yarn, pics on my blog.  I spun it on a spindle and have since ordered a wheel Smiley  I am expecting my Fricke to come by early February at the latest.

My name is Laura and I am 30 years old.  I'm a mother of two in the Austin, TX area.  My daughter is 17 months old and my son is 4 months old.  My DH and I have been together for about 12 years and married for about 8 I guess.  I suck at math Wink  I spin, knit, sew (more crafty sewing than actual well made garments, no patience for that sort of thing), do photography, machine embroidery, and a bit of beading and other crafts every once in a while.  There are few things I won't try at least once Wink 

It's nice to meet you all, I can't wait to get posting on Fiber Fridays when my wheel comes!
128  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My first sweater on: November 18, 2006 02:40:48 PM
awww, shucks!  Thanks for all the kind comments!  My 2 month old and his 16 month old sister are both finally better after a week of babies with colds hell in our house!!! 
129  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My first sweater on: November 16, 2006 11:54:30 AM
Sorry about the lack of info in my original post, I have a sick 2 month old baby and he wouldn't let me put him down earlier so I couldn't type very well Wink  I used Reynold's smile yarn and just followed the instructions for a raglan sweater from the bottom up.  I used information from Knitting without Tears and The Sweater Workshop and just applied the math to my guage for this sweater. 
130  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My first sweater on: November 16, 2006 10:26:22 AM

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