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« on: July 12, 2006 09:36:33 AM »

...the excitement I am feeling over producing my very first, very tiny skein of handspun yarn.

I'm addicted, so you'll be seeing more of me around these parts.


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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2006 10:35:40 AM »

Yay yarn!  It looks nice and soft.  And I am envious of your lack of overtwist.

« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2006 01:50:07 PM »

That is impressively even and balanced for a first yarn! Good work!! Spinning is so addicting isn't it!

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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2006 02:56:30 PM »

Thank you both for your kind comments!

It is definitely addicting.  The kit I bought off ebay had .5 oz each of 10 different fibers.  That is the corridale, and I have already spun another ball of llama.  I found the corridale much easier to work with, I kept breaking the llama and it caused me to have the mouth of a trucker.

But it's all worth it.  Such glorious yarn!


« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2006 03:20:57 PM »

I know how you feel. It's a great feeling! I've been spinning wools for a few months but just acquired some silk for the first time and it's like I'm relearning all over again!

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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2006 04:13:38 PM »

I have bags of silk, cotton, and bamboo glaring at me from the couch.

I have no idea how to spin those yet, they'll go in the "when I get good" pile.


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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2006 04:30:24 PM »

Corridale is one of my favorite things to spin. There's an article in the Winter 05 issue of Spin-Off about a woman who spun llama to make her shawl that is really helpful. I found llama to be relatively easy, but I only tried to spin it after I'd already been spinning awhile [plus the llama I was spinning was dirty and unprocessed and I think that helped in my ease of spinning it.]

Wools with a longer staple will be easier to spin at first [at least that's what I was taught], which is why the llama was difficult, the llama undercoat is full of short fluffs, unlike the longer Corridale locks.

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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2006 06:30:23 PM »

yes! i agree that you did a wonderful job of not overtwisting.
i'm glad you're addicted already! you'll never be able to stop.

hey, i do personal swaps! especially for fiber. i am addicted to fiber & yarn. addicted.

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