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« on: June 19, 2012 01:59:27 AM »

I know it isn't Fiber Friday, but I'm feeling down today and wanted to visit craftster to lift my spirits.

A little background info, I purchased a spinning wheel of unknown make/model last summer for 75 dollars on craigslist. I had checked it out, everything looked intact. Upon getting it home, I couldn't for the life of me spin on it. I thought I was at fault, some strange inability to spin. Discouraged, I put it away until I could take a class at my LYS, which never came to fruition. School happened so I didn't have time for it, and it was a deep source of shame for me that I wasn't ready to face.

This summer I did some research, figured out who made it, and what was wrong quite recently, in fact. Once it was fixed I was spinning like I'd been doing it my entire life. I think it's been a week? At any rate, here is the result of my endeavors.

This is the first, I don't remember what kind of wool it is, but it's super soft.

This is the second. It's Norwegian Top, that I bought when I first got my wheel. I'm eventually going to spin up enough for a sweater for the man in my life. It's so fluffy, it's like spinning a cloud, a gray, shiny cloud.

Thanks for looking Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2012 02:30:30 AM »

Lovely yarn. I too like the look of your shiny grey cloud!

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Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2012 07:59:18 AM »

These are your first endeavors? Stunning. Can't wait to see more!

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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2012 08:24:05 AM »

Holy cow! Your yarn is so even- great job! I love how the second yarn looks like liquid metal or mercury.

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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2012 09:22:12 AM »

you are absolutely a natural!  Wonderful first spins!!!!! 

p.s. your first spins deserve thier own thread!!! Well, all the yarns anyone makes do, really, wether it be thier 100th or 1000th or what ever Cheesy... But definitly your firsts!

« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2012 09:58:59 AM »

HOORAY! Your first yarns are BEAUTIFUL!

« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2012 01:14:48 AM »

Thank you so much, everyone!
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