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« on: January 12, 2012 10:46:18 AM »

Here is the my first handspun yarn, using a drop spindle.  It's not the best photo quality but it's all I could manage.  



The roving came from Zombie_Queen, who hand dyed it, and it took me about six hours to do.  I tested on some samples she had sent me and then jumped right into the project.  Then I decided to have a go at plying.  I used Knit Pick's Swish DK, in Persimmon Heather.  It's a 100% Superwash Merino Wool.  

I overspun a bit with the roving, and underspun in some areas with the plying, but overall I'm really pleased with how it came out.  I think being able to spin my own fibers will make my crochet projects that much more special.  And it's nice to finally be dabbling into new crafts.
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2012 01:13:52 PM »

Oooh nice job.  And I'm impressed that it only took you 6 hours.  Great color choices!
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2012 02:13:25 PM »

That's fast?  I'm pretty sure there's only about 75 yards.
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2012 05:18:03 PM »

It seems fast to me for your first one!  I'm still eying the fiber sitting on my table and trying to get up the nerve to spin it!  So yes, I think that's fast!
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2012 03:14:19 PM »

Yay for new spinners!!! Great job! Your first ply is way better than mine. I still stink at plying. I make a lot of singles.

Kaz-get to spinnin'! U will love it!
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