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jberry16
08-03-2008, 01:23 PM
Here's my first hand spun yarn on a niddy noddy
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3280/2728129663_7e4b914c72_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/78612908@N00/2728129663/)
I decided not to ply this, just because 1, there's only 42 yards & 2 b/c it's such a range of thicknessess, here it is skeined up!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3004/2728955222_59dd744c1e_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/78612908@N00/2728955222/)
I think I might just make a little card carrier out of it :think:
any ideas anyone for 42 yards of handspun yarn. widths vary from fingering to worsted-novelty yarn, I guess.

Karina
08-03-2008, 02:11 PM
I love your yarn. it is so pretty. Don't use it, display it so everybody that goes to your house can see what a great job you did.

Mulderknitter
08-03-2008, 08:26 PM
:yay: Great job! my second ever successfully plied yarn that looks decent is only 37 yards, so I have no advice. Maybe a cell phone or I pod holder? a small bag for your little wheel or spindle notions?

mullerslanefarm
08-03-2008, 11:09 PM
a small bag for your little wheel or spindle notions?

I 2nd the idea of a small bag for your wheel! You'll need something to carry your oil, small pair of scissors and other 'stuff'.

Congrats! You did a great job!

Foxyie
08-04-2008, 01:38 AM
congrats! it's very pretty.. i love the colors!

fibrenut
08-04-2008, 01:55 AM
Looks wonderful Julie!!!!:woot: Love the NN too!! Can you tell me how long you made the center piece of PVC??? I need to make myself one too!!

jberry16
08-04-2008, 09:12 AM
:yay: ... a small bag for your little wheel or spindle notions?

spinnning notions? What would those be? so far I've only used 'leader yarn' & my niddy noddy is too big & glued together so it's not easily fit anywhere.

Tami my niddy noddy is 1/2" the middle is 6" & the 'arms' are 4" on each side of the 'T' I think it cost a few bucks to make & works well-just remember to wind close to the outside edges, don't wind as close to the middle as I did b/c it was hard to get off.

jberry16
08-04-2008, 09:14 AM
I 2nd the idea of a small bag for your wheel! You'll need something to carry your oil, small pair of scissors and other 'stuff'.

Congrats! You did a great job!

I wish I had a wheel, maybe one for Christmas, the Fidelas from Ford4him on Etsy looks good, any suggestions from y'all? I can't spend much $ that's why I did this on my .6oz hand spindle.

mullerslanefarm
08-04-2008, 12:00 PM
Check out the Babe wheel ... http://www.babesfibergarden.com/

Nels has been making reliable wheels for a long time.

Foxyie
08-04-2008, 02:45 PM
and to add some more choices to the mix.. :teehee:

these fricke wheels (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13755396) and ashford kiwis (http://www.woolery.com/Pages/ashwheelsfr.html#kiwi) are a little more expensive but still on the more affordable end of the price list.

I can't say which is best..but i've heard good things about these,the babe and the fidelas!

if you know what you are looking for and have a little patience you can get a good deal on ebay.

thats where i got my old girl (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1077540&postcount=6) :)