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« on: January 28, 2007 06:12:24 AM »

I went to a beginners spinning class yesterday. Here's my first try at yarn on a spinning wheel.

And here's what I left with, since a wheel is a little out of my price range. 

Different colored roving, from Icelandic Sheep!

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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2007 06:42:28 AM »

Hey, I've got one of those spindles, too!  If you have any problems with it going weird on you as it slows down spinning (like suddenly flipping upside down or anything like that) what you may want to do with it is just twist the hook a little bit - like take a pair of pliers to end of it and bend that out a little bit.  For some reason, (for me, anyway) having a straight up and down hook always makes the spindle go wonky as it slows when it's spinning.  But besides that, the spindle is nice and heavy, and it'll spin for quite a long time, which is great.

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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2007 07:51:40 AM »

Thanks for the tip, Lufah! My spinning instructor recommended the spindle- plus, it had sheep on the top, so... instant sell.

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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2007 10:24:17 AM »

That's a really pretty spindle and I love the colours of the roving! Glad you found your way to the spinners Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2007 05:40:53 PM »

Wow, your yarn looks awesome for your first time on a spinning wheel! Shocked and those colors look yummy!!!

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