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« on: July 10, 2016 02:39:32 PM »

Whoop! Spinning along with the cyclists in the Tour de France is wonderful inspiration to actually sit and spin quantities of yarn!

First- a 3 ply merino (I don't know the stats, as I haven't washed it.)


Second yarn I finished this week is a Coopworth Corriedale blend with Pulled sari silk for texture.


I'm plying another today, and hope to finish a fourth before the end of the week!
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2016 08:24:22 PM »

Gorgeous!!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2016 10:24:00 AM »

Thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2016 11:51:12 AM »

So much awesome!  You are so much better at doing things than I am. I should be here more often, *sigh*
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2016 10:06:29 AM »

So impressed, as always! You give me something to maybe one day aspire to, your yarn is so gorgeous! 
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2016 08:15:01 AM »

Jex, I should get better at posting more often again.... I'm spinning, mostly homework, but that's soo close to over. I'm taking the summer off to play though. because seriously, I'm in need of fun!

Thanks Smeddley!   It has taken a lot of dedication to get to this point.  But it's been worth it, even if spinning is kind of a frivolous ability. (as in we don't need to spin to stay warm anymore, just because we can and want to)
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2016 06:41:26 AM »

I can't imagine the dedication it took to get there - I should say I aspire to someday be nearly half as good, because I know I don't have the focus...  ooooh, shiny!

And I don't know, I don't think it's frivolous at all! If you say that, all art and crafts are frivolous, because we don't *need* them, except we do, to make us happy, and making people happy is not a frivolous pursuit! I can guarantee you, as a knitter and crocheter, buying new handspun yarn is definitely a happier moment than getting commercial yarn (though that has its place, as well). Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2016 06:46:56 AM »

And I don't know, I don't think it's frivolous at all! If you say that, all art and crafts are frivolous, because we don't *need* them, except we do, to make us happy, and making people happy is not a frivolous pursuit! I can guarantee you, as a knitter and crocheter, buying new handspun yarn is definitely a happier moment than getting commercial yarn (though that has its place, as well). Smiley

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