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« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2007 05:27:35 PM »

Great first spun! I like the color!
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« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2007 05:28:08 PM »

Oh knitwit! I missed your yarn last time I looked at this thread! SO AMAZING!!! How do you make coils?
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« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2007 08:02:23 PM »

Coils are easy. Ply a short length of single against thread or another single. Pause and push what you've spun forward to bunch it up. Coils on thread are easier for me, because if you're trying to make a coil around a core ply made from a single you have to be careful not to unspin the core ply.

As to the people wondering what optim is [for future reference] Optim is simply merino that's been mechanically stretched to create a longer, finer, softer fiber.
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« Reply #33 on: June 01, 2007 08:12:47 PM »

thanks! TheBon put it perfectly. I was wondering about optim as well... sounds very interesting!  Smiley

coils are fun to do but be warned they eat into your yardage big time.
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« Reply #34 on: June 01, 2007 09:14:45 PM »

i really love the wide variety of colors this week!!
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« Reply #35 on: June 01, 2007 10:00:38 PM »

Wow!  The colors, the photos, the chatchkies...sheesh!  Great job everyone!  I can't seem to get away from purple!  I have broken out into more colorways, but it is for a swap, so I must save it for later!

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Everyone is just doing such a beautiful job of photographing their yarns...I must get some lessons!!!
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« Reply #36 on: June 01, 2007 10:11:49 PM »

This is my first thick and thin. It's sooooo soft. I have no idea what to do with thick and thin. For now I guess I'll just stroke it. Wink
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« Reply #37 on: June 02, 2007 05:05:08 AM »

After not picking up my spindle for a couple of months, I decided to try it again and I spun up two teeny skeins this week for practice. Cheesy And I finally got past "park and draft"!
sorry for the bad lighting... I couldn't wait to take pictures. XD

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silk hankies I nabbed on ebay
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I adore spinning with the silk hankies! I can't wait to buy more!

I also just ordered 8 oz of roving from spunky eclectic yesterday for the first time. I'm so excited I can't even stand it! lol
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« Reply #38 on: June 02, 2007 06:59:23 AM »

Great yarns everyone! I wish I took pics of mine before I left for the week.

Knitwit - I love your clouds! The whole skein is amazing!

Leethal - those colors are awesome together! I love it!
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« Reply #39 on: June 02, 2007 10:02:35 AM »

Absolutely yummy yarns!

Gorgeous colors!
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