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« Reply #40 on: February 05, 2010 07:47:59 PM »

Everyone's stuff looks great! Cheesy
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« Reply #41 on: February 07, 2010 08:54:12 AM »

So, I went ahead and spun and dyed my roving. IT was so much fun. I ordered more roving. I think it its safe to say I'm addicted to spinning . lol Here are some pictures...

The dh holding my spindle


Getting it ready to process.



The two mini skeins hanging in the bathroom to dry and set the twist.


The finished yarn. I dyed them with kool aid. I used pink lemonade, strawberry, and black cherry. The picture doesn't show the color very well.


I had fun throughout the whole process and can't wait to get my hands on some more roving.
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« Reply #42 on: February 07, 2010 09:06:56 AM »

Ooh, good idea to use the quilting ruler for making the skein!  I have one of those and I wouldn't have thought of using it.  Your yarn looks so pretty!!  Is it your first time spinning?  It looks so even!
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« Reply #43 on: February 07, 2010 11:39:04 AM »

Yea, the quilting ruler was great because I was able to measure the yardage with ease (one go around the ruler = 1 yrd). Yup, its my first time spinning ^_^
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« Reply #44 on: February 07, 2010 01:00:52 PM »

Yea, the quilting ruler was great because I was able to measure the yardage with ease (one go around the ruler = 1 yrd). Yup, its my first time spinning ^_^

Heheh I do the exact same thing!!!  Grin
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« Reply #45 on: February 07, 2010 01:05:36 PM »

That's genius! I now have another user for my quilting ruler.. even though I don't use it for quilting :/
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« Reply #46 on: February 07, 2010 01:12:30 PM »

Yea, the quilting ruler was great because I was able to measure the yardage with ease (one go around the ruler = 1 yrd). Yup, its my first time spinning ^_^

Heheh I do the exact same thing!!!  Grin

Great minds think alike lol

That's genius! I now have another user for my quilting ruler.. even though I don't use it for quilting :/

I don't use it for quilting either. I didn't even know it was a quilting ruler. lol  Cheesy
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« Reply #47 on: February 07, 2010 01:55:26 PM »

I had a towel rack you hang over your door that I would use to wrap skeins and measure. It was perfect and measured out a yard for each full wrap. However, it became too bulky to store, as I've completely and selfishly taken over the dining room with my art stuff. lol  Roll Eyes I should go get a quilting ruler, since I don't have one like I should!
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« Reply #48 on: February 07, 2010 03:29:06 PM »

I don't do quilting either, I use mine when drafting patterns out.

SML,  I got mine at the evil Wally world for like $5. 
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« Reply #49 on: February 09, 2010 07:20:58 PM »

ok so i've been on a drafting kick, and i'm trying my hardest to wait for the next lesson before i try to just go it on my own.
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