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Topic: The random SPINNY babble thread :-)  (Read 18963 times)
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« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2009 03:18:25 PM »

Ahaha, I know just what you mean - last week there was a point when every chair in the house had yarn wrapped round the back of it!
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« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2009 03:28:23 PM »

I made a few PVC niddy noddies a couple of years ago, and I prefer them to wooden ones, definitely. I'd make some adjustments to that tutorial. I think that caps for the ends of the PVC are a necessity, otherwise the yarn is in danger of slipping off the arms and tangling. They are like .10 each, definitely worth it. Also, I would not cement any part of the niddy-noddy. The fact that the PVC ones are able to pop apart is a huge boon. It makes removing the yarn so, so simple; I just pop off one arm and it's all loose! Plus you can take it apart and store it easily.
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« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2009 03:31:16 PM »

freefolk - Yes! I forgot to mention the caps.  I definitely needed them to keep the yarn from slipping off while winding. I also, didn't cement every part of it. I cemented all the 6" PVC pieces to the tees, one arm to the long piece and left the other arm unglued so that I can just pop it off. I also left the caps unglued. I had wound it wrong at first and was able to take a cap off to fix it.
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« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2009 07:18:55 AM »

Woah, dude. Today I started working on my OWS yarn as the supplies arrived, and this is just the best quality stuff I've ever spun with, it's amazing. The merino is a joy to spin and I swear, I could draft silk all day - it's so gorgeous and smooth and soft and, you know, silky! Angelina is great fun, too - it's getting everywhere, but it's so glitzy I don't mind [grin]

And the yarn is coming out GORGEOUS! I'm really glad that the person I'm doing it for has different tastes to mine, because if this yarn was in my favourite colours I just wouldn't be able to give it away [giggle]
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« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2009 08:30:47 AM »

Whew, I thought I had lost my spindle that is almost full of my WIP...I looked everywhere this weekend, turns out it was hiding at the BOTTOM of my bookbag and somehow I missed it...grrr. Anyway because I was itching to spin I started spinning up this as a fingering-weight single. I've renamed it "Rose Garden" because in doesn't look very grape-y anymore now that it's spun. Hehe. I'm going to do my first lace project with it and make some kind of scarf. Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2009 08:56:35 PM »

ooh fun!  a place to yak about spinning where people understand!!!  I haven't spun anything lately, I've only got about 4 oz of fiber atm  Cry Cry  So, when I do spin, I want to fully enjoy it, because it wont last long!  If I save it, it will mean I can spin for longer right?  but I'm not spinning now... so really, I'm just procrastinating....  Does this make sense?  I tired and should be in abed but its one of those nights where sleep just wont come.
Anyway.  yay for fiber chat outside of fiber friday!
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« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2009 09:47:00 AM »

thought I might revive this thread.

So last weekend, I went into the local farmers market.  I took my drop spindle, simply because the space there is lacking ofr the wheel it self.  But I did ALMOST sell 2 skeins, until they asked what It was made of, and I replied wool.  i guess she has an allergy.  Sad  oh well maybe next weekend. (not this one coming up , because I plan on living in my back yard tommorow and prepping and dyeing fibers all day Grin)
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« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2009 01:44:15 PM »

Wow! That's great Belladune! Maybe you could get some of that soda bottle fiber and spin a bit for the allergics. Tell them it's wool or prison uniform fiber. lol
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« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2009 01:59:57 PM »

that's a brilliant idea SML!  I think I'll do that!
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« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2009 02:11:24 PM »

Speaking of the soda bottle fiber for sensitive skin types.  I found FAKE Cashmere!!!! It's nylon.  I purchased a pound for something like $1.75US an ounce from Paradise Fibers.  It is heavenly soft.  I'll try dying some this weekend and show results.  I'm super excited to try it.  I can't afford real cashmere but love the softiness.....
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