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« on: April 25, 2007 03:01:08 PM »

I got my spinning wheel a few weeks ago and spun up some yarn, but I didn't want to post until I'd dyed it, which I put off for two weeks because I was afraid it would turn out horrible, and I'd become very attached to this yarn. But I finally got the guts and TADAH! Here it is! A little overtwisted, but I actually don't mind. I dyed using Wilton's and a very impromptu method, because after dyeing three skeins in my back yard, it started to rain, so I had to move the whole thing inside.

This was some very cheap Blue Faced Leicester (or however the heck you spell that).






I'm very happy with how it turned out and can't wait to find something to knit out of it.
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2007 03:37:05 PM »

Ooooh...pretty.  I really like that colorway.  Nice job!
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2007 06:17:31 PM »

The yarn looks great, and I love the color!
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2007 06:18:37 PM »

beautiful!!!! The book _Spin to Knit_ has a really cute pattern that looks great with slightly overtwisted yarn. Its for fingerless gloves Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2007 06:46:40 PM »

Oh, aren't you proud???  That is really good for a beginner's yarn!  And it only gets better from here!  You'll get the feel of the wheel, the faster drafting and slower foot speed all down in no time!!!  I know how excited you are because I'm a new spinner as well!

The colors are super!!!  They kind of look like a couple of skeins I've dyed that I named Muscadine and Altair's Vinyard.  Yours also resemble the various colors in purple grapes!  Just beautiful!

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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2007 04:59:35 AM »

Thanks for all the compliments! And yes, RecycleMicol, I'm VERY proud. Start with knitting things, then go to learning to spin, next is learning to prepare raw wool for spinning, next is talking my parents into letting me keep a sheep in my back yard.

eatmoreplants: I know exactly what pattern you're talking about. Now that you mention it, I think they also have one for a hat....it gives it that weird, sideways motion feel because of the overspin in the yarn, right? That's a great idea. Thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2007 06:18:29 AM »

ZOMG! That is so nice, I tried to get colors like that from my koolaid but yet I failed, this is really making me want to buy some wiltons dye >_< I think that looks amazing for your first yarn! and wow, that's alot too lol. Know the yardage?! Good job, can't wait to see more Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2007 05:03:23 PM »

I just bought my Niddy Noddy two days ago at a fiber festival, and I'm actually in the process of plying this with thread and measuring it out. I absolutely can't wait to knit it.
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2007 10:11:35 PM »

Lovely colours! I read that you can get the twists away by soaking the skein in lukewarm water.
I also love the word "niddy noddy"  Grin  In Finnish we call it something like "skeining tree".
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