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« on: November 17, 2006 07:16:39 AM »

Ok I can't wait any longer for someone with more to offer to start this thread.  I humbly present you 1 lone skein, that I spun, and then dyed this week.


4 ozs Henry Attic Superwash Merino.  Sport Weigthish, about 180 y.  Used Wiltons, and a little bit of acid dyes for this.  Calling my 1st colorway Under The Kitchen Sink, because I grabbed dyes, and just called it a day.  No real inspiration at all.  Surprised by the outcome, but will always love it, as this is my 1st spin to knit, and dyed yarn.

Now, what should I knit with it?

Ok, whose next?

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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2006 07:39:01 AM »

Wow!  Bright!  Cheesy  The colors look so cheery.  you should make yourself something that you might use on an otherwise gloomy day.  Some fingerless mittens or something.  With yarn that "Sunny" it should brighten up any day!

if you can't be a good example then you'll just have to be a horrible warning.

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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2006 08:06:03 AM »

I love those colors - especially the little bit of brown!

All of my recent spinning has gone out my door in swaps... Hopefully my partners will receive soon, and then I can post them up here!

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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2006 08:17:41 AM »

i love the brightness!  Especially with such dreary weather, well here at least.

I didn't do a ton of spinning this week, but here are a few.  I did do a lot of dyeing of the bump I got last week. 

not yet washed

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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2006 08:39:09 AM »

Hi! This is my first post, and my first attempt at spinning!


It's called Christmas Eve I (more to come in this series, because those are the only colors I have right now). It's merino and faux cashmere, about 50 yards. I'm definitely hooked on spinning already, and am working on getting my knitting/crocheting friends to try it too. Have a good weekend!

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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2006 08:47:54 AM »

Wow!  Those are so pretty!  Necia, you could make a happy little hat!  I can't wait to see that knit up.  And Holly - you've been a dyeing FIEND!  Haha!  Great colors - isn't it fun to see how the colors come out on the roving and then how they change when you spin them?  Grayling - that's great first yarn!  The red is really rich-looking.

I'm going to wait and post next week because my yarn is resting on the bobbins and I'll ply tonight.  And probably do some dyeing too...

« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2006 08:52:41 AM »

Miss Hawklett, or anyone who knows,

How are you spinning such a worsted weight single?  I'm itching to spin up a yarn similar to the weight you're spinning, and so far can't.  I can do thin pretty consistently but nothing else.  Any advice?


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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2006 09:24:57 AM »

grayling40 nice job!!  Post pics when you knit it up!  Or crochet, or whatever.  Btw my brother went to alfred u! 

As far as worsted Necia, man, I dont know!  When I first started spinning I spun really bulky, and that was it.  Worsted just came with time.  Also, it might be the fiber?  I honestly don't figure out what I'll spin until I spin a certain fiber.  This merino cross seems to "like" to be this worsted weight, or a nice thick and thin.  The ply I spun pretty thin first, but I think it would be hard for me to do a thin merino single without lots of overtwisting.  That is why I plied it, ha!

Someone else might have more helpful advice, I'm sorry!  I've never taken a lesson so I just kinda do things by the seat of my pants, figuring them out as I go along.

« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2006 09:33:38 AM »

Well, whatever you're doing, don't stop.  Your stuff always looks awesome!


« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2006 09:50:08 AM »

Necia, awesome colors!  I would love to see that knit up!

Hi Holly!  that purple yarn just said it wants to be my Christmas present!   Roll Eyes

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