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Topic: Handspun (lots of wool, some alpaca)  (Read 1107 times)
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« on: February 02, 2010 02:34:08 PM »

I just learned to spun recently, so these are my finished skeins.  I wish I could spin more, but there's the knitting, crocheting, schooling... :p  Links to the original blog posts are included (where you can find lots more fibery pictures!)

First handspun

Lanolin-heavy wool.  Since it's my first, there are definitely some inconsistencies, but I'd like to find a nice use for this fiber since I have bags full of it.
Wool top

Dyed wool top from my LYS.  First spun with a spindle, but plied on my brand new Ashford Traveler.
Plied Wool Top

More wool top, spun with a wheel and then plied with high quality black acrylic
Alpaca mix

Various small samples of alpaca, probably some wool too, spun together and then plied with itself.  Only to be used for petting Smiley
Black montadale wool

Used to make a Christmas present for my father, still have lots left though!
Montadale/mohair mix

More montadale, but this time with some mohair.  It's shiny and beautiful.  I haven't decided what to do with it, so ideas would be appreciated...

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2010 05:15:55 PM »

Very nice, Cristy!  Doesn't look like you're a new spinner!

My first wheel was a Traveller also.  I still use it (with the Jumbo bobbin) to ply while doing my single spinning on the Sonata

Good job!!  Beautiful yarns!


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