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AmberKat
« on: November 20, 2013 03:07:46 PM »

Hello all! I'm pretty new to spinning, and wanted to show off my first plied yarn (my second and third spin in all), done on a drop spindle. It's so pretty! I got the fiber sometime in May, and while I thought I had written down what kind of wool it was, I apparently didn't Tongue It's sheep. XD I spun singles over the summer and a couple of months ago plied them together on my drop spindle. THAT was an adventure, with a kitten underfoot. I just remembered to post, because I'm using it to make my husband's Christmas present. He thinks the yarn is 'manly' Wink Without further ado, my yarn:



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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2013 03:27:18 PM »

That yarn is fabulous, Kat! You are doing so good. Do you know how much it weighs and/or the yardage? I can't really tell, is it gray or brown? Either way it's lovely. You will have to post your FO when you get his present done.
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2013 03:35:00 PM »

Thank you!!  Cheesy   It's this really pretty brown/grey actually XD It has really nice warm undertones. It's about 3.8 oz I think. And around 180 yrds. As I've been knitting it, I'm realizing that it MUCH more consistent than my first spin. I will totally post when I get his present done! Already half way through! I'd be done already, if I didn't have to knit when he wasn't here, and with our schedules that doesn't happen often Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2013 04:45:27 PM »

Very lovely!!  beautiful first plied yarn!   

And every day is fibre day now.  I'm not even sure when the last fibre friday was.... Not that I don't miss them.  But all fibre all the time is fun too Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2013 05:18:39 PM »

Looks lovely! I want to squish it!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2013 07:59:54 PM »

Wow, good job!  Hard to believe you are new at spinning.
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2013 06:42:30 PM »

That is awesome yarn. You did such a great job, and it's perfect for a husband gift.
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2013 11:02:49 PM »

Thank you all for the kind, and encouraging!, words!  Cheesy
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