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bethany
04-16-2008, 08:22 PM
This is my first handspun, using Icelandic wool. It's somewhere between a bulky and a laceweight. :teehee:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3108/2410404359_f0279de99d.jpg

auburnchick
04-16-2008, 08:59 PM
That's so awesome, Beth!!!

http://bestsmileys.com/bouncing/3.gif

Debkcs
04-16-2008, 09:25 PM
It's somewhere between a bulky and a laceweight :roflhard:

It takes time, you'll get it. Fun though, isn't it?

bethany
04-16-2008, 10:34 PM
:) yes it is!

Karina
04-17-2008, 08:06 AM
looks great. was thinking of getting one of those spinning things. My mind has gone completely blank can't for the life of me remember what they are called. Is it hard to learn? thought it would be cheaper to learn with one of those rather than a wheel.

Lima
04-17-2008, 08:42 AM
I also brought hand spun from Russia and always spil yarn with my hands:hug:

dustinac
04-17-2008, 09:32 AM
:happydance: it looks great!!

My mom is suppose to show me how to do this...I can't wait for summer to get here :teehee:

bethany
04-17-2008, 09:58 AM
Drop spindle is the name of that thing! :) I know how the mind blank thing goes! It was not difficult to me, but I *highly* recommend this book http://www.amazon.com/Start-Spinning-Everything-Need-Great/dp/1596680652

It covers drop spindles and wheels and has great instructions and pictures and resources!

Dustinac, you could be ready to show your mom when summer gets here! Don't wait for her to show you! LOL

Knit4Fun
04-17-2008, 11:16 AM
Very cool...you go girl! :muah: