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641  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday (brand shiny new edition!) on: January 20, 2006 04:24:11 PM
Caedara, they're all gorgeous, but I want to make out with crocus - so, so pretty!
642  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday (brand shiny new edition!) on: January 20, 2006 08:33:56 AM
apixiegrl, thanks!  We don't have a website yet - I'm thinking we'll probably have one up in the beginning of March.  So far we just sell stuff in one yarn shop (and a few quilt shops, but that's hand-dyed wool and quilt patterns, not so much with the yarn), but we have a trunk show there that's going to happen at the end of March, so we're trying to have a really big selection of stuff to choose from for that.  (The shop is Craftsman Hill Fibers in Mount Vernon, Ohio by the way - I don't know if any Ohio people are on this board or not, but if so, hi!)  We're placing a big yarn/roving order next week, so I'm going to take advantage of the next few days before it gets here to actually start spinning some stuff just for me.   Smiley

misshawklet - your yarn looks so soft and squishy - but the color is way cool, it's like an edgier peppermint twist.
643  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday (brand shiny new edition!) on: January 20, 2006 07:53:38 AM
Hi everybody - just started spinning on a drop spindle last week, and wanted to share some pictures of my first efforts.  These are all small lengths of yarn (nothing over 30 yards, anyway) that I spun up to see how the roving I dyed would turn out to look like (a friend and I own a business wherer we sell, amongst other things, hand-dyed yarn and roving - however, neither of us could spin until recently, so we had no idea how the roving we were dyeing was actually translating into yarn).  So anyway, here are some sample yarn bits and swatches from the latest roving batch:

This one was my favorite, because the roving looked so hideous, but once spun, all of these beautiful soft colors started to appear:

Here are some on their little toilet paper tube bobbins before skeining and/or plying:

And here's a perfectly innocent ball of roving, being threatened by my evil kitty, Ellie:

Enjoy!  Hope this posts okay (It's my first time attempting photos - I'm scared!)

644  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: how long have you been spinning? on: January 18, 2006 05:57:11 AM
I first got a spindle in March of last year, but only played with it a little because I couldn't get the hang of it.  And finally, after lurking and lurking here for the past few months and having uber handspun yarn envy (and also because I was hand-dyeing a ton of roving and had no idea what any of it looked like spun up), I got the drop spindle out again last week, used some of my new roving, and suddenly I got it!  It turned out what I was doing wrong was keeping my hands too close together when drafting.  So now I can spin!  Yay!  And now I can see what the roving looks like that I've been dyeing when it turns into yarn! Yay again!  So, to some up, I've really been spinning for about a week now.   Smiley

(This is my first post, too, so hi everybody!)
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