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« on: February 25, 2014 07:49:54 PM »

100% merino, hand-dyed (admittedly not by me- I received the roving as a gift.). I intentionally made it thick and thin with extra curly bits because I wanted to get a nobby effect when it was knitted up after. I'm in that process right now, and I can tell you the extra twist was a mistake! Anyways, here's my slightly blurry first picture post to Craftster! (I've just realized that this photo is from before I set it. The yarn isn't actually this curly or this fuzzy.)
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2014 02:21:26 AM »

I feel your pain.

I would have bought a skein of this because it looks so gorgeous and texture in anything really attracts me. I'd have had great plans for such a special yarn. And I'm sure I'd have been cursing myself when it came time to knit it up!

But congratulations of such a lovely looking yarn: do show us the finished knitting project and let us know if the nuisance was worth it.
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014 06:32:14 AM »

Looks very squishy! Even with the over twisted thin parts. I'm sure it'll make a nice scarf or something!
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2014 06:59:53 AM »

Welcome to Craftster! This yarn looks like fun. We all have times when what we thought would be awesome turns out not. As long as you learn from it then it's not really a mistake, right? The photo is fun, though. Has a lot of aesthetics.
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014 05:37:11 PM »

It's really not that bad for knitting. I just have to stop periodically and move the extra twist down the line a bit. It's a time suck. It also looks a bit odd when i'm on the subway holding my knitting at arm's length and watching it spin slowly. Cheesy "What's she doing, Mommy?" "She was knitting, now I have no clue!"

I'll be sure to post the results!
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2014 07:11:27 PM »

LOL!!! that's awesome! I love the mommy/ kid conversation.   
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