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« on: April 23, 2007 12:57:50 PM »

I learned to spin this week and I am officially addicted.

This is an unknown kind of wool that I spun and dyed and turned into an ipod cozy for my friend.


This is my tiny little sample ball of alpaca.


This is a mix of random (really crappy) fibers that I had a hard time spinning because of the bad quality of the fiber.


This yarn started out as a big bag of fluff, it wasn't stuck together or anything like roving it was just a curly fluffy mess, but I tried to spin it anyhow, even though its out of my league. It doesn't look all bad.



I love spinning so much that I spun ALL of the fiber that I bought to learn within two days! I have 20 lbs in the mail on its way and I can't wait to get spinning some more and experiment with plying and different techniques! I am spinning with a drop spindle right now, but I am taking classes at my local weavers guild where I get to learn to use many different spinning wheels!


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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2007 01:01:00 PM »

Oh, and here is what my first handspun and dyed looked like knitted up into the ipod cozy.
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2007 02:36:05 PM »

Ooooooo! It looks so soft! I LOVE chunky yarns. Since I use knitting looms, chunky yarn rocks.

I haven't been brave enough to try spinning or dying myself.
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2007 04:46:55 PM »

well done.
Was the alpaca in roving or fleece form?
can you even get alpaca roving Huh?

I have the fleece and found it easier to spin than roving.

those colours work well together.
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2007 06:15:28 PM »

All these look lovely, especially for your FIRST TIME!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2007 08:32:58 PM »

Those are gorgeous!! I love the Ipod cozy, and the yarn from the uncarded fiber is quite impressive !!! It's fairly smooth, and the little wispies are lovely!!
(oh, and Tanza, alpaca does come in roving Grin, eBay sometimes has it, as do a lot of fiber shops)
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2007 09:00:21 PM »

yarnknotzi thanks for that.
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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2007 05:03:13 PM »

Wow Great job for your first try. I'm really envious of your huge fiber lot coming. I know you'll have fun with it.
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2007 05:12:36 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2007 06:16:21 PM »

Thanks everyone! The alpaca was in roving form. I found the roving MUCH easier to spin than the fleece. I spun all of the fiber I owned but once I get my huge shipment expect to see tons more yarn from me Smiley

Thanks again for taking the time to look and comment, positive reinforcement means a lot to me since most people I know outside of the internet don't get very excited about my crafts Smiley
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