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« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2012 05:53:22 AM »

beautiful work calluna! The rainbow yarn is so fun.

Lark, that sweater was definintely interesting! I love the way you transformed it!
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« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2012 08:02:25 AM »

Can I just say that I love you guys?
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« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2012 09:28:27 AM »

i love the sweater yarn! it looks so soft. i think i'm off to google vegan yarn, right after i shred up one of my junk sweaters with holes in it. Grin
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« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2012 08:24:48 PM »

That sweater yarn is such an improvement on the original sweater, it can't even be described.  Smiley I unraveled a black acrylic sweater I found this week for $.65, but I'm just using it as straight black, so not worth a photo. Yours, on the other hand, = awesome!

Vegan yarns are fun but more of a challenge to spin, methinks. A local spinner I know has the tiniest handheld spindle made for spinning cotton; it looks like a toy (I guess it is, in a way, but not for the kids!), but it takes something rather small and lightweight for such a short staple length.
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« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2012 04:13:46 AM »

Thanks! Smiley

I've tried to spin cotton balls before, and it was really hard to do on my wheel. I think I need the smallest and fastest bobbin Babe makes. I have held off on buying the bobbins thus far, but may ask for some for my birthday. I did manage to spin some, but it takes a lot of effort to spin something with such a short and irregular staple. I imagine prepared sliver would be easier than drugstore cotton balls though.
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« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2012 06:25:38 AM »

Tahkli spindles are great for cotton and other crazy short staples.  i have one, and I love it.  I think I might try to spin on it for 10 minutes a day for the Tour de Fleece....  I might have to join team hopelessly over comitted too.... 12ounces of lace, spin my way through a book, tahkli spinning, organizing team C-ster and team look in a book...... oy LoL
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« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2012 02:21:06 PM »

"Team C-Ster" as in "Craftster"? We're gonna have a team?!? That would make me unreasonably excited.  Grin
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« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2012 02:49:44 PM »

HA! yes, Team Craftster!   It'll be a blast!
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« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2012 06:51:55 PM »

i think i'm out of the loop here. can you guys explain what the Tour de Fleece is? it sounds interesting. Smiley
..........nevermind . found the discussion in questions right after i posted this. duh. lol
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« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2013 10:01:10 AM »

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