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11  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Do you have a spinning blog? on: January 23, 2011 03:14:59 PM
I don't know how I missed this thread for so long... what a great assortment of blogs!
mine is mostly fiber, spinning and knitting related, with bits and bobs of vegan/vegetarian foodstuffs.
12  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: sharing secrets: least favorite thing about spinning? on: January 23, 2011 02:27:09 PM
Angry Hippie, really? never? do you draft a little as your spinning? or do you split the roving in small enough sections?

MLF, absolutely agree! I have given up on buying raw fleeces for this very reason.

Third, I hate (dislike) having to set the twist, I'm not all that patient and I want to be able to use it right then.

I totally feel you! I'm rather impatient, but knitting with 'set' singles is actually worth the wait. have you tried streaming the yarn instead of soaking? same effect, and then you get the use the yarn quicker!

Well... I don't like plying, because I'm rubbish at it. And I don't like that moment where you actually pick up the fiber and start pulling it apart and drafting it and actually making the move to start spinning it. Because I can never get to tha tmoment, especially with gorgeous fibers. I have a bunch of drop-dead-beautiful fiber in my room right now, teasing me with their prettiness, and I can't bring myself to spin them because I'm just positive that I'll ruin them.
oh no! I get stuck in this mindset at times, and I have to force myself to even touch the prettiness. but I promise you it's worth it! there's no such thing as "ruining" handspun yarn (well... unless certain small creatures gets to it and rips it apart. ahem.) here's what I do when I'm in a fiber-funk... just grab your fiber, no questions, no thinking, and start spinning! spin the fiber however it wants to be spun Smiley
13  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Spun to finished photos on: January 23, 2011 08:33:56 AM
super cozy! I bet they are nice and warm.
14  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / sharing secrets: least favorite thing about spinning? on: January 22, 2011 08:34:39 PM
let me indulge you in a secret.
my absolute,
least favorite thing...
...about spinning


yes, that's right.
I said it...

I hate dislike it a whole lot.
I find it rather tedious,
time consuming,
and frustrating.
my hands are always super sore after,
and it squashes my mood to spin.

...yet, I just can't spin without drafting.
maybe my hands don't work fast enough,
or I don't comprehend how it works -
spinning and drafting,

well, that's my secret.
what's yours?
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: hand spun hats! on: January 22, 2011 05:31:28 PM
sarantha, drum carding is funnnn! but they are super expensive. I started out making hand pulled rovings with a handmade hackle. similar texture as a batt, but it takes forever.

z'aww pops, you make me blush! I'm so flattered that my work is inspiration-worthy Grin
16  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: felt cowls and some other things on: January 22, 2011 05:24:29 PM
oh how awesome! thank you!!
17  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: deer antlers on: January 22, 2011 05:08:59 PM
they're actually not as comfortable as they look. it was my first time buying/wearing a headband, and I definitely did not choose a good one. I'm more of a hair colorist, than a hair accessorizer haha. anybody have suggestions or a favorite type of headband? I want to fix them so I can wear them more often! Grin
18  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: what to do with all that left-over-on-the-bobbin-yarn?? (ETA finished hat!) on: January 22, 2011 03:50:10 PM
astormorray, do try it!

nikschaf, I concur! although I'm not all too surprised, because my best colour combinations tend to happen when I'm not thinking so hard about them.
19  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Spun to finished photos on: January 22, 2011 03:47:05 PM
While I might disagree about that being a dog, I really like how that yarn spun/knit up!
hehe this made me giggle.

I'm not a huge fan of pink, but that pink and orange is so lovely! great dye/spin/knit!
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: handspun hats! on: December 26, 2010 03:45:36 PM
gizzy, thanks! I like that one quite a bit too. I want to make more like that, but my yarn making moods seem to be mostly colourful and vibrant these days!

purplelime, you are toooo sweet Grin
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