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trinabrielle
« on: July 16, 2008 07:18:43 AM »

So, I finally took up spinning. And after only 1 week of spinning on a bottom-whorl spindle... I'm addicted! The fiber's from The Sheep Shed Studio. My second attempt is currently drying. Fortunately I was a bit more patient the second time around, so I'm thinking my second skein has enough yardage to actually make something. Smiley

Weight: 2.25 oz.
Length: ~ 30 yds.
6 WPI (if I did that right!)

First single:


First 2 singles plied:


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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2008 07:21:43 AM »

wow! that looks amazing for your fist go! awesome work! i agree, once you start, you just cant stop!
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2008 07:58:18 AM »

Just lovely!  Look how evenly it's spun...wowza!   Shocked

Congrats!  In no time at all, you'll be insulating your house with giant bundles of fiber.   Cheesy
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I have no idea what you're talking about, so here's me with some yarn on my head.

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trinabrielle
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2008 06:34:35 AM »

Congrats!  In no time at all, you'll be insulating your house with giant bundles of fiber.   Cheesy

LOL, my goal with spinning is not to hoard fiber like I do yarn for knitting... We'll see how long I can stick to the plan!
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2008 11:04:39 AM »

That looks great for a first try and SO much better than what I came up with when I made my first yarn!   Grin

Good luck with not starting a stash!  I've been pretty good about not hoarding fiber (by that I mean I have two smallish boxes with fiber in them), but of course I'm now hoarding tons of hanks of yarn that I've spun up since I started about 3 months ago.  I'm finally getting around to putting down the spindle and actually knitting up a lace skinny scarf with some!
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2008 03:26:51 PM »

wow very even for your first try. and the plying is also well done!! (^_^)
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2008 02:05:13 AM »

Wow ! It's so even and hin for a first try ! you've got spinning in blood !
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trinabrielle
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2008 04:17:27 PM »

Thanks everyone. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2008 06:56:37 PM »

That's looking pretty good, you'll be a pro in no time!
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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2008 05:57:33 PM »

Wow great first try. Good luck with this addiction!
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