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« on: July 11, 2013 08:05:13 AM »



I made a mess. My yarn was a tangled jumbled mess. I saved most of it but this portion was unsavable.


But it seemed a shame to throw away such good yarn. There is some Noro in there and some Malbrigo. Most of it was wool, but there was cotton and some silk ribbon and a bit of acrylic too. I had that tangle for about a year now stubbornly refusing to throw it away. Then last weekend I got an Indian Head spinning wheel. Here I'll show you that too:


So I went through my tangle and cut of 1'-2' pieces and put them in no particular order in a container.


Then using the wheel I plied it with this yarn (originally because it was the finest wool I had but I love how the rainbow effect lent to the eclectic quality of the yarn)


I would show you the in process pictures but I'm still very new to spinning and it takes all the concentration I've got (plus some). But I ended up with this.




It's 199.75 yards by my measure. Now to think of a project to use it on.
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2013 08:33:42 AM »

Wow, that is truly gorgeous.  I can't wait to see what you make with it, something that lots of people see I hope!
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2013 09:09:04 AM »

Great job, and I'm sure it took a lot of patience!
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2013 09:11:41 AM »

wonderful and gorgeous!  I say it needs to be a warp for a scarf.  so you can really see the yarn itself.  you could use something similar to the yarn you used as the base as the weft.  it'd be really pretty i bet!
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2013 09:51:31 AM »

That's really nice!  Did you have to do anything special to be able to work with such small strands?
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2013 11:01:22 AM »

I read 1 - 2 inches as well, but then I realized it was 1 - 2 feet! HA! This is amazing naja! I love it so much. SO MUCH! The yarn you plied them with is perfect for it.
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2013 11:08:47 AM »

This is so pretty! Can I send you some of my tangled messes?? Lol  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2013 11:31:25 AM »

Haha- I will take all of your tangled messess!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2013 05:55:02 PM »

This is beautiful! I love all the colors!
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2013 10:37:02 PM »

That is so cool!
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I read 1 - 2 inches as well, but then I realized it was 1 - 2 feet! HA!

Yeah, HA! for sure!  Well then!
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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2013 12:16:10 PM »

That is EPIC! As if you made it from scrappy leftover bits!

What ya gonna make??? Scarf? Cowl? Leave it caked so you can love and squish it?
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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2013 12:40:01 PM »

Leave it caked so you can love and squish it?

Um yeah, at this point I just gaze at it lovingly.
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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2013 01:05:59 PM »

Well done.  You really put some quick thought into it and it paid off.  Looking forward to seeing more of your creations.
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« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2014 02:18:31 PM »

Ohmygosh!
I had no idea!!!!!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2014 06:53:25 PM »

Ohmygosh!
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Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Thank YOU for sharing!
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« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2014 03:26:59 PM »

omg I'm so doing this!!!! thanks for sharing!
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