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« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2010 09:48:01 PM »

I don't spin, knit or crochet but have sheep.  I wonder if I could do a round robin kind of swap?  I could send fleece to someone who spins.  She keeps some of the yarn for herself and sends the rest on to someone who knits.  That person knits me something and keeps the rest for her projects.  That way I get something knitted from my own sheep and everyone else gets handspun yarn.  Is that crazy?

Crazy awesome!  Cheesy
Could certainly be a bear to orchestrate but would be a really really cool collaboration. I would love to participate in a project like that!
I would be so down for something like that!
I keep eyeing all of this gorgeous handspun yarn... but i just don't have the money to buy any right now! I knit, but i don't spin yet.

Anyway... i'd be more than happy to swap for some handspun yarn... Just sayin'. Smiley
Heck, i'd be happy to knit something for any spinners/non-knitters just to use their yarn. Hehe.
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« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2010 05:28:38 AM »

Domestic Diva, I also do not spin, but have a carder, and process my alpaca fiber, and felt.  Wet felting is fun and easy and there is so much you can make!!!!  The nice thing is you do not have to buy any special tools. 

A simple project is a bag.  You can cover a cereal box with plastic wrap for a form, wrap your batts around it, encase in a panty hose top (the panty part that goes over your bum), use hot soap and water to felt.

I have a drop spindle and want to learn how to use it (but the farm keeps me pretty busy) so I hope to learn this winter.  I will eventually knit, but spinning is first on my list.....
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« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2011 03:10:06 PM »

I started spinning when I didn't know how to knit (and had no desire to learn, because I thought it was hard) and I barely understood crochet and didn't like it. I was on Artfire when I saw a cool knitted dress that was for sale, supposedly knit from a 'slub yarn', which I didn't know what it was. Googled it, got swept up in spinning, and then I found out that knitting uses less yarn than crochet, so would be better for small amounts of yarn like what I spun.

I am a hoarder too! In fact, I go one step further. I buy a gorgeous batt, then let it sit, staring at me, wanting to be spun. I can't bring myself to spin it because what if I do a bad job and ruin the prettiness!
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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2011 11:00:40 AM »

I don't spin, knit or crochet but have sheep.  I wonder if I could do a round robin kind of swap?  I could send fleece to someone who spins.  She keeps some of the yarn for herself and sends the rest on to someone who knits.  That person knits me something and keeps the rest for her projects.  That way I get something knitted from my own sheep and everyone else gets handspun yarn.  Is that crazy?
You guys ever end up doing this? I think it would be cool to add a fourth person who dyes.
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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2011 11:26:33 AM »

Not yet, but shearing season is almost upon us...
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