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« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2007 08:11:18 PM »

I received my two pounds of grab bag this morning, and have spent all day carding and combing and making rovings. I am definitely going to go for the grab bags again; it's been fun and a little challenging to work these little pieces into spinnable roving.

I went through all of the brown stripe and pulled the mohair strips out. I washed and dried them to use in other blends as accent; I got an ounce to an ounce and a half, easily. It was pretty well blended through the other striped colors, though I could have got it if I was feeling more patient.  Wink

It was a good purchase!
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« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2007 08:00:35 PM »

I just ordered 3lbs white and 2lbs black/white mix. one grey, and one less mixed together. They haven't arrived here yet (I'm in OR), but I was tinking around the site after I ordered and noticed the dyed locks! has anyone ever ordered any of these? I can't remember what kind they were if it even said, but how fun! there's a bag of 1lb of all different colors of locks for $10 (I think). Awesome! =0)
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« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2007 04:53:37 AM »

I have uh, wow, 6 lbs of the dyed locks between what I got for Xmas and what I bought for myself since what I got for Xmas was 75% one color and 25% another.

They are really neat.  Cotswold curls.  Really long staple and really silky.

The only problem with them is that they definately need to be carded before they are spun, and some of them still have alot of VM in them.

The colors are gorgeous though, and I think they are totally worth it.
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« Reply #33 on: March 22, 2007 05:00:27 AM »

My swap partner got her package now, so I can show you what I spun!

*goes to look for the picture on her web hosting*

Grumble.  i apparently didn't take it off the camera yet.  Grumble.
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« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2007 07:38:54 AM »

I am a totally newbie spinner and was thinking of trying some things from this site. What would you recommend for a new spinner (I don't have a carder or any combs or anything). I need something really easy to spin and practice with. Right now I am just trying to learn. Any help would be appreciated.
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« Reply #35 on: April 07, 2007 09:55:56 AM »

I am a totally newbie spinner and was thinking of trying some things from this site. What would you recommend for a new spinner (I don't have a carder or any combs or anything). I need something really easy to spin and practice with. Right now I am just trying to learn. Any help would be appreciated.

The roving she has is easy to spin. If I were you I would avoid the grab bags and the spinning bell. Go for the rovings instead.
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« Reply #36 on: April 08, 2007 10:31:45 AM »

I included the link to this thread in the Sheep Shed sticky on the D&Q board instead of splitting the topic (too hard to decide whats about the project and whats purely sheep shed since its all connected!)
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« Reply #37 on: June 01, 2007 09:17:34 AM »

Looks great! Smiley
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« Reply #38 on: June 04, 2007 08:23:16 PM »

I am a totally newbie spinner and was thinking of trying some things from this site. What would you recommend for a new spinner (I don't have a carder or any combs or anything). I need something really easy to spin and practice with. Right now I am just trying to learn. Any help would be appreciated.

I, too, am a total n00b at this. I ordered 3 lbs. last week because I finally spun up all the tiny balls of roving I got at my workshop. I'm excited, I got a lb. of black/white, a lb. of the brown/white and a lb. of the white. I got a little goodie bag of the mohair, but I probalby won't do anything with this until I get more spinning done. This feels like WAY more than 3 lbs. Since I never post on Craftster (damn lurker!) I can't post pics, but you can go to my blog to check out my post on my extra-speedy delivery (ordered last Wednesday, received today!) I have pics there of what I've already spun up.

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Guess I need to post more so that I can go ahead and put up pics here.
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« Reply #39 on: June 11, 2007 05:59:30 PM »

Sheep shed studio rocks.

Your yarn is so pretty! I wouldn't overdye it. It reminds me of a horse I had as kid named gemini...
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