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« on: June 04, 2007 12:50:28 PM »

So, a couple of months ago, I bought a Louet s15 (I think!) for the amazing pice of 10$ canadian. When I got home I spun...



And spun


And spun...




And spun!



They're in order from first to fourth. Corridale wool (te first time I made yarn!), unknown wool, unknown wool, and "massam" top. I'm proudest of the white one, of this batch.

All together;



And then I was out of fiber. Arrggh! There are like, no fiber shops near me, so I put inan order of a pound of Corridale from copper Moose fibers and waited. And waited. Finally, fifteen minutes after I placed that order, I placed another one with shpherder (on eBay) for um... 6 pounds of superwash merino. (It was 4.00 a pound!)

And then I waited. And waited. And after ifteen minutes of waiting for my orders to arrive, I grabbed some yarn I had recycyled from a sweater and began to ply it up.



This is after I washed it. Before, it was... like, a fingering to sport weight. It BLOOMED. It's about a worsted weight now!!

Then, finally, my Merino arrived. (it arrived on the same day as my corridale, but I have yet to crack that open!)



I am really pleased with it.  I spun about half a pound of it, and it's mostly worsted weight, with a few big slubby spots thrown in. But yeah.



The Merino and te recycled (lambswool, angora and nylon) together. I think I have enough of the merino to make a scarf for my stepdad, and the angora-mix? ... No idea what to do with that. I was going to use it for socks, then it bloomed like crazy.  No idea.
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2007 02:41:13 PM »

Those are gorgeous yarns!
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2007 02:54:57 PM »

oooh I adore that rich golden color! Wonderful! The first wheel I spun on was an s15. now Im spinning on an ashford trad and I dont really like it...  Where in the world did you find a wheel for so cheap?
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2007 06:35:15 PM »

oooh I adore that rich golden color! Wonderful! The first wheel I spun on was an s15. now Im spinning on an ashford trad and I dont really like it...  Where in the world did you find a wheel for so cheap?

At an estate auction! It's funny, we almost missed it! But then we went there, looked at the stuff, and saw the wheel. If we had waited another thirty seconds, we might have got it for a freaking dollar! Definitley check out estate sales and auctions in your area. And also garage sales (i have another wheel, an antique, that I bought for 125 at a garage sale!) Also, I have REALLY good luck with buying fiber related stuff. (got a vintage Brother knitting machine for 30$, and a loom for 35$. Let's not go into the, um, 20 or so pairs of sock blockers.. for a dollar...)
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