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« on: February 23, 2008 03:03:11 PM »

I got a drop spindle kit for Christmas and have been playing with it on and off ever since.  Mostly "off" though, since I found it frustrating and couldn't really understand what everyone was talking about when they said it was addicting.  It felt more like torture.

Until I started doing it the RIGHT way.  I am bad at interpreting instructions that are in words/video, so my take on spinning was...  embarrassingly wrong.  Anyway, after more videos and an ah-ha moment, I figured it out, for real, last week.  Here is the first skein of what can actually be recognized as yarn!  It's about 70 yards, very thick to very thin:

It is 100% merino from Freckleface Fibers (on Etsy) in the colorway "Magic Mirror." 

I am now appropriately addicted Smiley  I'm already well into my second skein using some of Copperpot Woolies awesome roving! 

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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2008 03:23:10 PM »

Wow I am so in love with those colours, it looks gorgeous Wink  I got a drop spindle, sometime before christmas and have done nothing but look at it... lol

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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2008 10:13:47 AM »

Hey nice looking yarn! Since you are new, you should try as many different types of fiber as you can get your hands on. I am learning to spin from someone who said it is really easy to get stuck into habits if all you do is one particular fiber.... I was freaking out about buying something more expensive and ruining it... then we went on a field trip to the yarn shop, and all that yarn was different, some over twisted some bulky and lumpy! The best part of it, is that you can always ply and that seems to make things even out a bit more!!! Cheesy Have fun!

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I'd love to send you some hand spun for a poppet!

« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2008 11:18:29 PM »

Lovely yarn ! It looks so smooth ! I love the colorway too !

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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2008 06:38:08 PM »

some gorgeous looking singles!

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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2008 07:55:48 AM »

Absolutely beautiful! Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2008 03:38:40 PM »

Hey, that's a great yarn. We all start out with crazy first skeins so no worries. Obviously, you have improved. Smiley great job!

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