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« Reply #530 on: March 23, 2008 01:57:36 PM »

I wish I could join in on the spinny goodness. I am sure I would love it - but it seems to be a woolly thing - which is an itchy rashy oh I wish I didn't get near it thing for me...  Cry
I guess there are only so many cotton balls one would want to spin before it got really old!

I see all the pics up on Fiber Fridays and they look so wild kind of makes your heart skip a beat.  All is good in the end.  I can live vicariously through others!
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« Reply #531 on: March 23, 2008 03:13:46 PM »

I wish I could join in on the spinny goodness. I am sure I would love it - but it seems to be a woolly thing - which is an itchy rashy oh I wish I didn't get near it thing for me...  Cry

Tell me about it! Angry I would also love to spin my own yarn but I'm doomed to buy cotton/acrylic yarn for the rest of my life. And before I was officially diagnosed to have atopic dermatitis, which makes my skin even more sensitive, I had already collected tons of wool yarn to knit with. Thankfully I can use these swaps to use the wool yarn for my partners' items even though the knitting itself can also get the rash to my hands.
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« Reply #532 on: March 23, 2008 04:42:01 PM »

yesa - sounds like you are a bit better off than me with the wool then - if I even walk past wool any more it gets to me.  I was asked about 2 years ago to knit up and also crochet up a bag for Caron using their felt it yarn - it was a sample for one of the conventions and that killed me.  The machine knitting wasn't that bad since I didn't have to touch it all that much but the crocheting was just torturous for me - and then all the bits of fiber in the air and all over the couch.. I vacuumed every day for like 2 weeks to get it out of the living room. I was in agony... of course I have turned down any more woolly projects from them... as much as I love the look of felted stuff it just brings tears to my eyes.. literally  Cry

awwww weepy bunny not so smiley...
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« Reply #533 on: March 23, 2008 04:47:48 PM »

Tell me about it! Angry I would also love to spin my own yarn but I'm doomed to buy cotton/acrylic yarn for the rest of my life.
You could try spinning viscose or nylon! I haven't tried spinning these yet, but I've heard that it is possible!
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« Reply #534 on: March 23, 2008 05:11:54 PM »

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Tell me about it! Angry I would also love to spin my own yarn but I'm doomed to buy cotton/acrylic yarn for the rest of my life.
You could try spinning viscose or nylon! I haven't tried spinning these yet, but I've heard that it is possible!
i think you can spin just about anything, right?
Just depending on what you'd like to do with it...

I've been thinking about spinning a yarn made from random stuff I pick up on my journey through London this week... newspaper, bags, candy wrappers, stuff from the wedding, etc...
You could even include little memories like photos or ticket stubs...

Of course that is not a helpful suggestion if you're looking to knit a sweater though.
(or maybe... haha)
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« Reply #535 on: March 23, 2008 05:13:13 PM »

Deb, I just read about alpaca -- it is a lanolin free fiber. Do you think it is the wool or your lanolin alergy? I wonder if there are other <wool> bearers that have lanolin free fibers.

Also, if I could find someone who sold silk cocoons for less than a dollar a piece, I'd send you a bunch. You just boil the cocoons a bit, and then stretch them into a square or over a bowl. then spin from the center. They dye beautifully, too. Sometimes you can buy them as silk hankies or silk-hats.

Let me know if you'd want something like that, and I'll try and get you a silk spinning kit for your "large item."
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« Reply #536 on: March 23, 2008 05:19:31 PM »

I saw a woman once spin using xmas tinsel... it was pretty funny to say the least...

I will have to feel up some alpaca and see what it does for me..
for now though I think I'll leave the spinning for the pros... I've got my fingers all knotted up from the man who wants website content....

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« Reply #537 on: March 24, 2008 09:41:12 AM »

I received package #2 from Penlowe today!  She did a great job putting together a whole weekend's worth of activities for me and my 2 stepsons!

A tie dying kit complete with load of t-shirts, rubber bands and tons of dye!


Popsicle makers and mix, toys and stuff for the boys to play with while we wait for stuff to dry.  And 2 bookmarks for me!:


And a great book on dying fabric!  I am obsessed with craft books so I can't wait to read through this one!


Thanks so much Penlowe - this was such a great package and I know the boys will love it!
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« Reply #538 on: March 24, 2008 10:07:45 AM »

You'll just have to make the rubber band ball after you dye Smiley Then the rubber bands will be all colorful.
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« Reply #539 on: March 24, 2008 11:27:24 AM »

You'll just have to make the rubber band ball after you dye Smiley Then the rubber bands will be all colorful.

Oooo - good idea  Grin
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