A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November 17 News: WOW!  Congratulate the winner of DIY Halloween Costumes 2015!
Total Members: 303,778
Currently Running With Scissors:
375 Guests and 2 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Better Late, or Early, Than Never.  (Read 1279 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: June 19, 2012 01:59:27 AM »

I know it isn't Fiber Friday, but I'm feeling down today and wanted to visit craftster to lift my spirits.

A little background info, I purchased a spinning wheel of unknown make/model last summer for 75 dollars on craigslist. I had checked it out, everything looked intact. Upon getting it home, I couldn't for the life of me spin on it. I thought I was at fault, some strange inability to spin. Discouraged, I put it away until I could take a class at my LYS, which never came to fruition. School happened so I didn't have time for it, and it was a deep source of shame for me that I wasn't ready to face.

This summer I did some research, figured out who made it, and what was wrong quite recently, in fact. Once it was fixed I was spinning like I'd been doing it my entire life. I think it's been a week? At any rate, here is the result of my endeavors.

This is the first, I don't remember what kind of wool it is, but it's super soft.

This is the second. It's Norwegian Top, that I bought when I first got my wheel. I'm eventually going to spin up enough for a sweater for the man in my life. It's so fluffy, it's like spinning a cloud, a gray, shiny cloud.

Thanks for looking Smiley
« Last Edit: June 19, 2012 02:01:22 AM by breabadair » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2012 02:30:30 AM »

Lovely yarn. I too like the look of your shiny grey cloud!

Look twice, buy once. Nooooo
Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2012 07:59:18 AM »

These are your first endeavors? Stunning. Can't wait to see more!

"The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them."
- G. K. Chesterton

A clean house is a sign of a wasted life.

It's much more fun, this growing down. -RIP Uncle Shelby-
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2134
Joined: 28-Nov-2007

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2012 08:24:05 AM »

Holy cow! Your yarn is so even- great job! I love how the second yarn looks like liquid metal or mercury.

Fiber Arts Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

crazy crafty momma
Offline Offline

Posts: 12495
Joined: 04-Sep-2008

'darn kids, they were pesky from the start' D. Lee

View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2012 09:22:12 AM »

you are absolutely a natural!  Wonderful first spins!!!!! 

p.s. your first spins deserve thier own thread!!! Well, all the yarns anyone makes do, really, wether it be thier 100th or 1000th or what ever Cheesy... But definitly your firsts!

« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2012 09:58:59 AM »

HOORAY! Your first yarns are BEAUTIFUL!

« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2012 01:14:48 AM »

Thank you so much, everyone!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Kitty Coasters
@Home This Weekend: Rustic Wreath
November 25, 2015 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.