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« on: April 29, 2013 04:04:35 PM »

Hi!

After salivating for many months of all the handspun yarn I see on Etsy and other crafty websites, I finally decided to dive in and try to make my own. It's so much more satisfying (and cheap). So, with no further ado, here's my first handspun yarn! Done on a bottom whorl drop spindle.

I broke up the 4oz of Domestic Sheep wool (corriedale I think?) into 1oz bits. I spun the first oz 'natural', then dyed it later with kool aid (I was too impatient to dye it first  Roll Eyes )





It's all wonky and not perfect by any means, but I love it! Planning on turning it (+ the other 3 oz) into some kind of bag. I don't think I'll ply it, just because it's already pretty bulky and I want to get the most I can out of this yarn. Maybe next time Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2013 04:26:05 PM »

Welcome to your new addiction hobby! That beginner yarn looks great. I love how it's spotty in parts.
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2013 04:45:59 PM »

It looks great! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2013 10:39:30 PM »

This seems a lot of fun. Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2013 10:00:38 AM »

Thanks! I really enjoyed doing it =] Definitely the beginnings of an addiction.
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2013 09:56:12 AM »

It looks great.
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2013 10:46:26 AM »

Good job!
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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2013 07:01:07 PM »

Awesome work!
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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2013 11:17:23 AM »

Very pretty!  It looks so soft!!

To this day, when I ply, I almost always ply with thread, because I hate "losing" any yardage of my handspun yarn.  I think it's because I only dye and spin small quantities at a time, and like you, I want to get the most bang for my buck.
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