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« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2007 12:17:07 PM »

Here it is!

You're right, it's not nearly as much, but that's more because I only had a little bit of this roving than because of the spindle.  I love spinning on my spindle and I have done some fair sized skeins on mine.  I'm limited by the size of my spindle, of course, but honestly, the bobbins for my wheel aren't really that big either.  I could probably do as much on one of my bigger spindles as I can on one bobbin on my wheel.
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2007 12:48:46 PM »

Are you guys using spinning wheels?  I just started trying sinning, with a drop spindle, and I don't know how you would ever get enough done for a whole skein!

I love the peeps brigade!

I spindle exclusively. In order to get enough for a skein, you definitely need a nostepinne to transfer full spindles, then spin the ends together to make it a continuous yarn.

Oh, also... it gets faster the more you practice. Wink
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« Reply #32 on: March 16, 2007 12:52:25 PM »

I guess i totally forgot about joining ends.  Duh!!!  Thanks for the inspiration!

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« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2007 12:53:35 PM »

I'm a drop spindle spinner, Triferina!  Yesterday I completed a skein that I *might* use in a swap (I might have spun some bad juju into it because I was struggling with the fiber for a while, complaining loudly to J that it wouldn't behave, and only want good vibes for my swapbud).  Anyway, by the time it was all plied up and smooshy and wrapped around the chair, I'd counted out 150 yards!  Shocked  The yarn itself was nearly bulky weight and my spindle is only a medium, so I guess it can be done!  

I have no idea what you're talking about, so here's me with some yarn on my head.

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« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2007 02:45:46 PM »

i'm so happy it's friday.
i have two this week the first one i made for my Aunt.
it is called Rose

and the second one is called Sprite
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« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2007 02:54:08 PM »

My first Fiber Friday post :-)
I had two small amounts of some sample roving the people at Mt. Chehalem Wool sent me, and I spun them up

and plied them together

It's a wool/mohair blend, 1.25 oz total, 63 yards

I spun up 10.5 oz of a dorset fleece that I washed and carded, to a 2-ply worsted weight (at 45 yds/oz), and in honor of St.Patrick's day, dyed it with cabbage. The neat thing about red cabbage dyeing is that when you dye it, it's this great pruple, and then when you rinse it in hot water, it turns robin's egg blue. It's a fabulous thing, I just plug in the crock pot on the porch to do it, because I hate the smell of boiling cabbage.

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« Reply #36 on: March 16, 2007 02:59:59 PM »

Great stuff guys!  I'm loving all these soft, springtime colors.  Here are my skeins from this week.  They are all wool & mohair blended...I loooove me some mohair!





Have a great weekend Smiley

« Reply #37 on: March 16, 2007 03:01:23 PM »

I love how the cabbage dyed yarn turned out - pretty colors! Might have to try that one of these days...

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« Reply #38 on: March 16, 2007 04:12:02 PM »

Trifarina, I have a spinning wheel, but I also often use my turkish spindle, and especially with the bulkier yarns with beads and stuff this actually works better. On my spindle I can quite easily fit about 150g, and with bulky yarns filling it up goes quite quickly...

So don't get discouraged, a wheel is great and does speed up the process, but using the spindle to me is more relaxing and is not thaaaat much slower! Smiley

« Reply #39 on: March 16, 2007 05:01:48 PM »

I don't have any pictures, but I have a funny story:

boyfriend:  this is like porn for you, isn't it?
rach:  ...i love fiber friday.
boyfriend:   Roll Eyes

The dog is barking out back; he thinks he's in the band.

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