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« on: October 03, 2006 08:30:12 PM »

OK, it's not much, but it's my first yarn, so I'm proud of it. It's Perendale top spun on my Ashford drop spindle...

I just ordered 5 pounds of fiber and I can't WAIT for it to arrive so I can spin LOTS MORE yarn!!!

« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2006 10:06:12 PM »

Be proud!  It looks good. 

My first plied yarn looks somewhat crappy but I still have it on my desk where I can see it and beam with pride... 

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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2006 11:30:47 AM »

I'm going to attempt some plied next, but first I have to BUY MORE FIBER. bwahahahahah!

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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2006 08:55:04 AM »

That looks beautiful. What will you make? (The usual question, of course). What is the fiber content, I like the way it looks. It's purdy.
On a practical note: I would suggest spinning your singles a little tighter the first go around for a more even finished yarn and a little less lofty (unless you want it lofty).
Have fun making more yarn.

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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2006 03:20:44 PM »

My yarn has now been Kool-Aid dyed (light blue) and is currently drying. I think I'll make a neckwarmer or skinny scarf with it :-)

Ya, the single was totally uneven; there are parts where it's undertwisted, and a few sections where it's severely overtwisted. I'm now working on getting more consistent thickness and twist... It's getting easier!  Smiley

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