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itsbecca1979
09-10-2006, 09:19 PM
So I have my spindle and some merino roving on order, what else do I really need to start spinning? I've seen some hand cards, but they seem awfully expensive!

Julie
09-10-2006, 10:32 PM
All you need is a spindle and some roving. It's fantastically simple! :thumbsup:

It's nice to have a niddy noddy, but I spun for a while without one. I looked at them at the spinning store and I was all :shock: :shock: :shock: at the cost...I headed over to the hardware store and made a PVC one for under $3 :D

Things like combs and cards aren't necessary unless you want to prepare your own fiber...it's probably best to see if you like spinning first! And if you do, you'll want to start saving for a wheel right away ;)

Liliyarn
09-11-2006, 02:52 AM
Spindle, prepared fiber of your choice, and patience. That's it! Should you like it, invest in a book or better yet meet spinners. Post pics please of your creations! Love seeing them.

yarnfreak
09-11-2006, 03:47 AM
And be prepared. It's highly addictive! :rofl:

Liliyarn
09-11-2006, 05:21 AM
Shhhhh...yarnfreak....don't tell her that until *after* she's started :teehee:

yarnfreak
09-11-2006, 05:25 AM
Oops! Sorry. Ignore the freak behind the curtain! lol

itsbecca1979
09-11-2006, 06:50 AM
:teehee: Don't worry, I think I have an addictive nature anyways :muah:

pixiepurls
09-22-2006, 02:04 PM
you need a NIDDY NODDY!!

jess_hawk
11-07-2006, 06:51 PM
possibly a dumb question - what the heck is a niddy noddy?

pixiepurls
11-07-2006, 07:05 PM
Ya know how some yarn comes in big skeins like a big circle twisted up vs the balls you can get? Well the niddy noddy allows you to make "skeins" and you do this because it puts less stress on the yarn then a ball, your not supposed to ball it till you use it!

http://www.knittersreview.com/article_tool.asp?article=/review/profile/050818_a.asp

http://www.joyofhandspinning.com/yarn-niddyNoddy.html

It also makes it easy to count yards as often times they comes in sizes so you just count it after you wind it up and then you know how many y ards!

jess_hawk
11-07-2006, 08:48 PM
Thanx!