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« on: March 11, 2008 10:04:47 AM »

My sister gave me a spinning kit for my birthday, which she got on etsy. It came with several small dyed batts of roving and one very small undyed practice batt. I spun it up this morning using the instructions here- it was easier than I expected, though of course it isn't perfect  Wink It's thicker in some places, so I'd guess it's about worsted-heavy worsted, 2 ply. I haven't set the twist yet as I'm at work, but here it is!

The first photo is more true color. One of my singles was much more even/thin/twisted properly than the other as I was getting the hang of it as I went along, but I'm still pretty pleased with the outcome. Now to make pretty colored yarn!

Thanks for lookin!  Grin

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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2008 10:27:39 AM »

That looks great for a first try!  Smiley

« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2008 01:26:17 PM »

This is great! Really consistent for a first time. When I did my first yarn it was so slubby I couldn't knit with it.
Great job! Grin

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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2008 06:49:25 PM »

Omgz I am so jealous of your first yarn.  My first "yarn" was... well, nowhere near that nice and even! 

Here is a silly question for those who know:  is it necessary to set the twist (by the standard soaking & hang drying method) with plied yarns?  Since the yarns have "settled" by releasing their twistiness around each other, is setting it again really necessary?  I recently plied a yarn with thread, and it had relaxed so much from that (not that it was twisted enough to begin with) that I was afraid that setting it would cause it to fall apart.

Just curious, this plied yarn already looks PERFECT!

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It's done. I just need to start.

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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2008 11:20:30 PM »

Pretty stuff.

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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2008 11:02:48 AM »

What a great first yarn! ITA that it's fantastic for your first try. Welcome to the club!

« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2008 11:43:21 AM »

Wow - that looks great for your first yarn!  Go you!

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