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« on: January 13, 2010 11:57:19 AM »

After playing around with a drop spindle I got from MullersLaneFarm in Shop the Swap, I got the fever and have been collecting fiber like a mad woman.   Cheesy  I asked for a spinning wheel for my birthday and got an Ashford traditional -- it's beautiful!  These are my very first plied yarns.  



This was plied with itself.  I got the fiber from SewMamaLady.  She called the roving "Watermelon."



This was also plied with itself.  I got the fiber from lapoli in the STS appreciation swap.  I can't find the label name of this beautifully dyed fiber.  It was a lovely yellow and green -- their combination resulted in an occasional blue look which I love!  I have a lot to learn and there are lots of "problems" in these yarns, but I sure had fun making them!
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2010 12:01:06 PM »

Those look steller, A2K! I love the first one, reminds me of cotton candy - yum! Grin  And I have to say, I'm amazed at your consistency, you did a great job!
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2010 12:11:49 PM »

umm..ok WOW!! is all I gots to say!! WOW!!

I love the first one though I am biased towards pink! I love it!!
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2010 12:33:49 PM »

Beautiful A2k!!  I'm so impressed with your spinning, way to go Grin 
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2010 02:29:02 PM »

These are gorgeous, A2K! My first handspun looked NOTHING like these.. way to go!
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2010 03:35:42 PM »

Thank you, my friends! 
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2010 06:06:56 PM »

Those are awesome! They look so fluffy and soft!  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2010 07:18:19 PM »

They're beautiful!  Can't wait to see more!  Smiley
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Great work! Ah, the lusciousness.  Grin
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