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« on: April 02, 2008 02:17:54 PM »

I love yarn, so of course I've always wanted to make my own. I bought a drop spindle a few months ago, but got frustrated pretty quickly. I really wanted something faster so I would have the time to spin it AND knit it. I bought a Louet Victoria several weeks ago, and this is what I have:

This is approx. 5.5 ounces and spun out of BFL, corriedale and merino from spunkyeclectic's Almost Solid Sampler. It's plied with light pink cotton thread. I love the bright explosion of colors, but wish my plying had been better.


This is 8 ounces of corriedale. I'm not sure of the yardage but the weight varies from DK to worsted. It came out much better than I hoped, and the more I look at it, the more I like it. I have 8 more ounces I can spin but I'm not sure if I should do the purple/dark gray, or solid purple and solid gray for contrast.

I am thinking about making a shrug or cardigan for my daughter, but am not sure if the colors are too dark for a 4 year old.

I am officially addicted to spinning.  Tongue
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2008 07:16:52 PM »

Confetti's colours are great! And Gothic is my favourite!

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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2008 04:36:26 AM »

...and you should be proud! I especially love the brightness of the first one!

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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2008 11:24:16 AM »

They both look great! Confetti is my favorite... so colorful  Grin
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2008 05:17:57 AM »

Those look awesome! They're both so different, I love both!

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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2008 02:35:16 PM »

I really love that second yarn!  Great job.

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