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Topic: Handspun Yarn and/or Fiber Swap Round 2  (Read 12958 times)
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« Reply #300 on: May 02, 2009 10:20:53 AM »

I got a really funny question this morning.

C: "What's that thing you want?"
Me: "What thing?"
C: "That thing. You know that thing. The thing from the thing."
Me: "A drum carder?"
C: "Yeah, yeah, that."
Me: "Why?"
C: "I don't know. I just couldn't remember."

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My dh is the same way............."Yooouuu knowwwwwwwwwwwwwww (with the eye roll).............that thingy you were talking about last week......??!!!  That funky thingy for your spinning thingy............. "

Half the time I can barely remember what I had for breakfast on any given day..........LOL   Cheesy
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« Reply #301 on: May 02, 2009 10:28:23 AM »

Well you know, we're always having memory issues too.  Cheesy Subtlety is also not his strong point. He opened up all the receipts to my fiber present yesterday in front of me and then asks me that today. Too funny.

He has a really good friend who is a fantastic carpenter that wants me to find plans for a wheel. He seems to be really interested in making several of them and other spinning contraptions. I've been looking for good plans. Anyone have an opinion? I know TwiztidBlood's husband made her one, so I think I'll ask her too.
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« Reply #302 on: May 02, 2009 02:58:01 PM »

wow, i sure hope my husband is a brilliant as yours, getting you fiber for mothers day.  Most I can hope for is a kiss and a happy mothers day...
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« Reply #303 on: May 02, 2009 03:10:21 PM »

my boy did that with the ball winder and swift... hahah
"what was that thing you talked about?"
he's really supportive with my fiber habit and follows me around the yarn store without griping. the LYS ladies swooned when he bought by ball winder he said.
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« Reply #304 on: May 02, 2009 05:52:45 PM »

*wishes her boy were as supportive as yours*
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« Reply #305 on: May 02, 2009 07:05:38 PM »

*wishes her boy were as supportive as yours*

Ditto...but I'm thankful that he has given up on asking why I need more fiber/yarn/etc. Cheesy
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« Reply #306 on: May 02, 2009 09:04:37 PM »

Mines at least tolerant, and never asks me about my purchases.  But man would I ever love to get some fiber as a gift from him!!
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« Reply #307 on: May 02, 2009 11:35:15 PM »

Well, it hasn't come without lots of ups and downs. Smiley C knows if he indulges my craft obsession I'll be less crazy. lol
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« Reply #308 on: May 03, 2009 06:02:14 PM »

I spent 4 hours at the Maryland Sheep and Wool festival today- so much fun!!! I ended up with a bunch of roving I'm going to try dying (so if anyone has any tips on what dyes to get, other then Kool-Aid which I definitely want to try, let me know!)

My haul:
8 oz. Romney roving, not dyed
8 oz. Merino roving, not dyed
4 oz. bamboo, not dyed
something called a silk bell- about 2 oz. and super-soft, not dyed
10 pieces of BFL roving dyed in various colors- I'm going to try blending them
They had all these colors of roving in separate crates- you pulled out as much of each color as you wanted and put it all in a bag. They weighed it at $1.58 an ounce. It was magical.

So dying and blending are up next in my foray into the fiber world.  Smiley
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« Reply #309 on: May 03, 2009 06:11:31 PM »

GOT MY WHEEL TODAY!!! An Ashford Traveler. :] I was all set on the Kiwi just because of the price but the guy at the shop (who so kindly came in on his day off at the request of the girl who was working; If I'd have known he wasn't going to be there I would have let him known ahead of time I was coming!) convinced me of the Traveller because in the long run it'll be easier to "upgrade" so to speak. I am excited!!!! I want to stain it a crazy color, so my dad and I are going to go Tuesday to pick one out and get it mixed up. Then he's going to stain it for me and assemble it this week since I am BUSY BUSY BUSY with school/work/AP exams. Ah, the benefits of getting this as a birthday present. :]

The girl in the shop admitted she doesn't have the spinning know-how but told me I seemed to know what I was doing, getting the hang of the treadling quicker than most people she observes. That made me smile a bit. Except for the part where I'm essentially back to being a beginner with the slubby bulky overspun yarn. Hehe. But the guy gave me 9oz plain ol' top (didn't bother to check the bag to see what breed it was, nothing fancy probably) so I have PLENTY to practice on! YAY! Can't wait for Friday...Cheesy

I spent 4 hours at the Maryland Sheep and Wool festival today- so much fun!!! I ended up with a bunch of roving I'm going to try dying (so if anyone has any tips on what dyes to get, other then Kool-Aid which I definitely want to try, let me know!)

Definitely try food coloring! You don't get the benefit of built-in acid for colorfastness like you do with Kool-Aid, but there are lots of lovely colors you can get. Buy the regular and the neon kind and you are set!

Jacquard acid dyes are the most common I know of if you want some serious color power. I haven't tried them yet because a) food coloring is much cheaper! and b) Jacquard = NOT foodsafe and I don't have a pot or pan that I can set aside for non-comestible items at the moment. I am such a cheapskate, can't you tell? Roll Eyes
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