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« on: June 10, 2008 04:57:29 PM »

I spun my first yarn after buying some decent roving during the Michigan Craftster meet-up. 

I don't remember how much wool I used and didn't bother checking the yardage.  I spun it up on a homemade drop spindle using a dowel and a wooden wheel.


Yep, forgot to turn on the macro function.  You get the idea though, right?

This was also my first dyeing project, too.  I used Wilton colors.  The first try was too blue, so I tried a little more (waaaay too much) green.  The third try I used only a bit of blue.  I hung the yarn off of a bamboo skewer so that half of it was in the dye bath and the rest stayed steamy.  I let that go in the pot for 45 minutes and then dunked the rest of the skein in and left it until the water was mostly clear.  I think it turned out pretty cool considering that it is my first. 

I was super excited about it and kept showing it to the members of my family.  It was quite ridiculous.
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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2008 05:35:15 PM »

wow!  That's your first!?! 

It's much much much better than my first (which looked like intestines, or cotton candy vomit).  Congrats, and welcome to the most addictive hobby ever!
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2008 06:29:31 PM »

holy moly! that's a VERY nice first yarn!
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2008 07:49:15 PM »

Thats a beautiful skein. You did a wonderful job and I love the color!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2008 12:23:52 AM »

BEAUTIFUL colour!!! And your spin looks amazing, especially for a first Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2008 05:36:01 AM »

Um, WOW!  I love that teal color, and if that is your first spin, you are a natural!
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2008 03:10:34 PM »

Thanks so much, you guys!  I'm so proud of it.  At first it was a little sketchy (I somehow managed to get the lumpier bits inside the skein), but I got the hang of it pretty fast.

Now, where is that roving I ordered?  Get crackin' USPS.  I've got stuff to do! Grin
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2008 08:43:18 PM »

What!  No cotton balls to spin while you're waiting on UPS?
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2008 05:32:11 PM »

My fiber came yesterday!  I had a friend's birthday (21st OMG) so I couldn't really spin, but I definitely stuffed a handful of roving and my spindle into my bag.  I was spinning at 3 AM while various acquaintances were passed out around me.  LOL.
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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2008 04:47:59 PM »

That's a gorgeous first yarn!  Smiley

I hope when I try my hand at spinning my first one will come out that awesome.
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