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« on: January 08, 2008 05:40:45 PM »

A knitting friend of mine (who I actually met through craftster due to her resourcefulness!) recently took the time to teach me how to spin, allowing me to borrow a spindle and giving me some fiber to practice with.

Here's a yard I made just learning:
http://pics.livejournal.com/lindsoriah/pic/0004z887/

 Here's my first skein!  (Or, as I called it after finishing it and twisting it into a stubby twist, my yarn baby)




She gave me some gray wool and some wool made of bright pink, teal, and purple, so I combined them for maximum yardage and usability.
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2008 05:47:08 PM »

great job.  love the colors.

i never thought about doing any of that until i joined this group.  now i want to learn how to do it also.     

       keep up the great job.       mam
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2008 06:22:02 PM »

WTG! I just picked up a spindle at a crafts fair and was sold! Glad you made it to the fold,lol.
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2008 06:29:20 AM »

Looks great! Especially for a first time, it looks much better than my first time (and some of my current efforts, sad to say)  Love the colors.  Cheesy

And if you want your own spindle for much less than buying one, in case your friend wants her's back) you can always build one:

http://www.joyofhandspinning.com/make-dropspin.shtml

I have two like this (mine are top whorled, though) which I love.  However, if you want to do super thin yarn, you'll want a lighter one, and I've also heard of people making them with chopsticks and large washers.
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2008 02:09:06 PM »

Great work ! Your yarn looks so nice and soft !
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2008 03:45:42 PM »

Great work ! Your yarn looks so nice and soft !

it's actually a liiiiiittle ropey.  i twist too much. 
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2008 11:48:18 PM »

mMmm! I just started too.. it's so addictive! Contrats on such pretty colors and happy little skein! Have you shown everybody you know yet? lol
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2008 05:54:14 AM »

Yay, another noobie spinner!  Great mini skein.  I'm still trying to get the hang of plying and skeining.  Love the colours...Bernie
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2008 11:09:39 PM »

That's great!  Especially for your first try!
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2008 05:58:09 AM »

Looks great! Especially for a first time, it looks much better than my first time (and some of my current efforts, sad to say)  Love the colors.  Cheesy

And if you want your own spindle for much less than buying one, in case your friend wants her's back) you can always build one:

http://www.joyofhandspinning.com/make-dropspin.shtml

I have two like this (mine are top whorled, though) which I love.  However, if you want to do super thin yarn, you'll want a lighter one, and I've also heard of people making them with chopsticks and large washers.
Thanks everyone for the compliments and thanks for the advice.  I'll definitely have to check this website out!
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