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boyforpele13
08-17-2006, 04:42 AM
ok, so I made my first yarn! I don't have a picture small enough to post here but you can see if it you want here (http://mysite.verizon.net/boyforpele/Music/hank.jpg)

Since I opted for plying it, it only amounts to around 40 yards.... I could buy more of the roving this Saturday, but highly doubt I will be able to re-create this since it's my first hank and all... Any ideas for anything I can do with it? It's chunky to bulky I guess, probably a 10 needle or so.

Thanks! :)

jberry16
08-17-2006, 10:33 AM
What about this? http://www.heartstringsfiberarts.com/minisweater.shtm

Yours would be bigger, but thats not a big deal, maybe it would fit a small teddy or doll for a little kid. just an idea.

boyforpele13
08-17-2006, 03:08 PM
jberry, that is an AMAZING idea!!!! i've been wanting to get mom a build-a-bear and her birthday is coming up... i think it would be kinda special if the build a bear was wearing a sweater (or maybe even a vest) that i made with my very first yarn! thanks a bunch!!!!!

melinphx
08-22-2006, 07:55 PM
Ooooh! :heart: I love the color of your yarn! And it would go so nicely on a teddy bear too!
-Melanie

Ingrid
08-22-2006, 08:02 PM
I actually gasped when I saw the color if that!

gardenmommy
08-22-2006, 08:32 PM
Reminds me of sapphires!

knitaddict
08-22-2006, 09:06 PM
:flirt: Beautiful yarn!!!!! :heart: :heart:

I love the idea of a handknit sweater from handmade yarn for a teddy bear. :)

boyforpele13
08-23-2006, 01:45 AM
you guys are so sweet!!! i wish i could take credit for the color, it's one of ashland bays rovings... i don't remember the name of the color. :( something blue! i'll get back to you on that. my instructor did say i did a good job of not getting the colors muddied together, to which i replied, 'how nice are you for thinking i did that on purpose!' ;) thanks everyone. :)

melinphx
08-23-2006, 02:41 AM
Maybe it was blueberry:

http://www.paradisefibers.net/Ashland-Bay-Blueberry-p/820.htm

-Melanie

boyforpele13
08-23-2006, 09:26 AM
awesome link, thanks!!! it is colonial multi blue (http://www.paradisefibers.net/Ashland-Bay-Colonial-Multi-Blue-p/475.htm)

melinphx
08-23-2006, 01:46 PM
Wow! I skipped over that colorway because your yarn seems so much more intensely colored than that roving. I'd thought maybe you'd mixed 2 rovings to get the other flecks of color into it.

I've already been infected with the sock-knitting virus... I wonder how long it'll take before I'm also infected with the yarn-spinning virus? aaah... aaah... achoo! :achoo: Uh oh, too late!

-Melanie

boyforpele13
08-23-2006, 01:48 PM
i know, it really is amazing what yarn comes from the roving, totally different than what you'd expect by looking at it, i've definitely noticed that trend.