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ChroniclesofYarnia
12-31-2005, 06:52 PM
I wanted to see if anyone else would actually post in one before I bugged Amy about it.


My wheel didn't come today ( :crying: ), but I did get some fantastic Lamb's Pride Roving. :happydance:

misstialouise
12-31-2005, 07:20 PM
I'm toying with the idea, I would love to read about other people's spinning in the meantime.. :D

carollovesyarn
12-31-2005, 07:36 PM
I'd be interested. I need the motivation.
;)

Angelia
12-31-2005, 08:04 PM
I'm interested, too! I'm a complete noob--as in I'm just about to start as soon as I get a spindle! (Too poor for a wheel...right now, anyway)

ChroniclesofYarnia
12-31-2005, 08:17 PM
I thought I was too poor for a wheel, but keep an eye on ebay. You will be suprised.

RE: the spindle. I've seen folks who can rock a spindle, and then folks who make fantastic yarn on wheels but can't spindle for their life. I am of the latter group. I would really suggest making a CD spindle (with 2 cd's for weight) before buying one. I have a nice Louet spindle that I am giving to my nieces because I stink at it. :??

Angelia
12-31-2005, 08:22 PM
I've heard that about the spindle, that it definitely does not work for everyone. Problem is, I have no tools and none remotely nearby with which to construct a spindle of my own. (I saved the knitty gritty episode that shows how to do it...and how to spin with a spindle.) I found a cheap one at a shop nearby here--around $15, if memory serves.

I will, though, check ebay for a wheel--thanks! It never occurs to me to check ebay for knitting things...dunno why since I got by Boyes there! :doh:

nicolethegeek
12-31-2005, 08:23 PM
I would really suggest making a CD spindle (with 2 cd's for weight) before buying one.
How do you do that? :??

ChroniclesofYarnia
12-31-2005, 08:27 PM
http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_knitting/article/0,2025,DIY_14141_3447419,00.html

Here's how to DIY. :)

Angelia
12-31-2005, 08:28 PM
Here (http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_knitting/article/0,2025,DIY_14141_3447419,00.html) are the directions from the Knitty Gritty episode on spinning. It's not that hard if you have the tools!

nicolethegeek
12-31-2005, 09:42 PM
Thanks both of you for the site. I don't get the DIY network here, so I often forget about Knitty Gritty until someone here mentions an episode! I've got it bookmarked and the next time I'm at Home Depot I'll pick up the stuff I need to make my own... then it's off to Ram Wools or my other LYS for some roving to try spinning... OH GAWD!!! just what I need... *ANOTHER* hobby! :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Angelia
12-31-2005, 10:33 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard:

I know what you mean...I neglect everything just to knit...once the spinning starts, well... :shock:

misstialouise
12-31-2005, 11:10 PM
OH GAWD!!! just what I need... *ANOTHER* hobby! :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

SHHHH It's not *another* hobby, it's a 'precursor' to knitting... How ELSE would I be able to sell the idea to my hubby?????

Angelia
12-31-2005, 11:40 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Brilliant! :thumbsup:

ChroniclesofYarnia
12-31-2005, 11:56 PM
Definitely a precursor. :?

In fact, my dh and I had this conversation:

Me: I'm going to start spinning yarn!

dh: why? you can buy any yarn you want.

Me: well, I can buy a sweater at the store rather than knit one.
dh:

dh: but you can shape the stuff you knit to fit you.

Me: yeah, but if I spin and dye the yarn I can have creative control from the beginning.

dh: huh?

Me: It ends up being cheaper.

dh: Well then, that is a different story.

Nope...not a new craft ;)

nicolethegeek
01-01-2006, 01:20 AM
Hmm... I like the way you guys think and justify it. For right now I'm trying to figger out a way to get a swift and ball winder. Knitting is still a relatively new hobby for me, and DH is *just* getting used to me paying as much for wool as I used to for crochet thread! :thinking:

Angelia
01-01-2006, 08:09 AM
I, too, need to work in the swift and ball winder...once you find a good argument for them, please share! Though I've spent so much money on yarn in the last month that I think I'll hold off a wee bit on those...maybe until my birthday next month! :rofling:

ItsBecca
01-01-2006, 09:28 AM
Me: yeah, but if I spin and dye the yarn I can have creative control from the beginning.

dh: huh?

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!! Say that out loud and see how it sounds...I wonder what you DH was thinking?! The part that tickled me was "spin and dye"...someone could mistake that for "spin and die"! :roflhard:

Vendie
01-01-2006, 10:17 AM
I would love to see some stuff on spinning here! I think it would be great. I got an Ashford Kiwi for Christmas and I'm having so much fun spinning with it (when I'm not cursing at the quality of my yarn, that is).

Angelia
01-01-2006, 10:20 AM
I looked at wheels on ebay last night. I saw what might be considered good deals, but I must say that I'm so ignorant, I don't even know what a good deal is--Ven, if you want to help, that would be great. ;)

Vendie
01-01-2006, 10:22 AM
sure Ang, I'd be glad to. ;)

koolbreeze
01-01-2006, 04:25 PM
well i got a Babe electric wheel for Christmas...came last week though!! and it came with a skein winder & counter ANd 1/4lb of roving. tried it...haven't got a clue as to hat i am doing... :shock: so i have to practice more...makes me wonder if i put it togther correctly! but anyway it was all under $300.

and i would love to see a spinning forum also!

Angelia
01-01-2006, 05:06 PM
Wow, that looks so post-modern and cool! :thumbsup:

KellyK
01-01-2006, 05:28 PM
I just sent Amy a PM-poke-with-a-stick so she doesnt miss this thread! :thumbsup:

koolbreeze
01-01-2006, 06:29 PM
thanks KK!!

Angelia
01-01-2006, 07:34 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: