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21  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 8/10/07 on: August 10, 2007 05:19:34 AM
Nifty Knitter- Ha! That's what I use the treadmill for! I must say I love your style and the way you spin! Was that alpaca fiber 100% or a blend? I have over a lb. of Premium Alpaca First Cuts and they are simply beautiful, only problem, I hate spinning alpaca alone so I must blend...with my ashford student hand cards O_O BLISTERS!!! Lol! But again, great job Cheesy
22  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Beaded Twisted Wire Orifice Hooks on: August 07, 2007 04:57:47 PM
Not a bad idea, They turned out great Cheesy I am definately going to make one, I was just about to buy one online too Cheesy thanks for posting this, saves me the shipping cost!
23  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Beginner yarn picture! on: August 02, 2007 02:27:07 PM
OMG! This is hella-great for a beginner! Keep it up!

oh and do you know what wheel you have? It's hella-cute with it's littleness and vintageness Cheesy

[sorry that's a habbit a.k.a the "hella" and "ness" ]
24  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Nightmare Before Christmas on: August 01, 2007 02:00:39 PM
just, ...plain awesome.  Wink
25  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: What do you knit with your handspun? on: July 30, 2007 06:00:44 PM
Depending on how much I spun, I normally knit alot of earflap hats, but when I have a thick and thin yarn, which sounds like what you got, I would say if you have enough do a wide scarf in stockinette stitch, I made a scarf out of my first thick and thin and it was knit tightly so the stitches were defined and then I knit it kinda wide so when it curls it had alot of the stitches still showing Cheesy Hope that kinda made sense and that was just my suggestion for a scarf, but the only concern I would have with that would be to make sure you have enough yarn to make the length you want Cheesy\

Hope you figure it out and I hope to see the finished product!!! Good Luck
26  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: What do you guys do while you spin? on: July 30, 2007 05:57:10 PM
I know that MissHawklet listens to audio books alot

as for me, I have to be infront of the T.V. and I'm either watching re-runs of America's Next Top Model or Project Runway it's a bad addiction I must admit ha ha!
27  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Tour de Fleece 2007 on: July 26, 2007 06:56:20 AM
I'm at the library right now but I will post a pic of the 2 skeins I have finished so far!

I love all of them so far, but I really love the Alpaca with Lincoln Locks, I would love to spin a yarn like that, did you spin a alpaca single and then ply it with thread adding in the locks as you went? Anyways Love everything and can't wait to see more Cheesy
28  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Batts in my Belfry on: July 25, 2007 01:53:22 PM
OMG, I just went to my local[ish] yarn shop and she said she just sold a Louet Roving Carder in mint condition to a lady about 10 minutes before I got there for only 150!!!!!!!! Dang wish I hadn't missed it...but I get to use the shops drum carder for free so I guess I'm set haha!!! But again, beautiful batts!
29  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Tour de Fleece 2007 on: July 23, 2007 07:00:12 AM
EVeryones looks great as always, Hopefully I can finish one today and post the pics of the other one I finished, I have just been so BUSY! I just got back from MD from OTAKON 2007, an anime/japanese culture convention fun fun fun! If only my drop spindle didnt snap in half, I could have taken it!!!
30  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: setting the twist on: July 18, 2007 05:08:27 AM
If your yarn does not twist up on itself to much it is best not to weight it. Weighting the yarn stretches the fiber and creates a less squishy, springy yarn. Weighted yarn is best for weaving and unweighted yarn is best for knitting/crochet. However use the guidlines as you see fit. The fun thing about these rules is breaking them  Wink

See that's what I thought, but I am a knitter and only have a niddy noddy, so most of the time I set the twist and weight my yarns but I guess I should be putting it back onto my niddy noddy so I dont stretch it, that way I can knit it ... erm..i guess you would say Better? I have noticed when my skeins dry they are alot skinnier and not as squishy, so thanks that helps!
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