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skNYC
06-08-2006, 11:51 AM
If not, what's the difference?

brendajos
06-08-2006, 12:13 PM
homespun is a ........i guess style is the best word i have...of yarn. like Lion Brand makes "homespun" that is kind of soft and fuzzy sort of like a boucle.

hand spun means that someone spun it by hand but it isn't necessarily fuzzy like the boucle.

skNYC
06-08-2006, 01:35 PM
Thanks for the explanation. I thought homespun means you do it at home, and handspun is you do it by hand. :rofling:

Ingrid
06-08-2006, 02:55 PM
What do you call it when you do it by hand at home? :rofling:

skNYC
06-08-2006, 02:59 PM
What do you call it when you do it by hand at home? :rofling:

"Homespun = handspun?"
:rofling:

feministmama
06-08-2006, 03:08 PM
What do you call it when you do it by hand at home? :rofling:

Might be something dirty (if you do it right :eyebrow: )

Julie
06-08-2006, 03:18 PM
:roflhard:

I've actually seen handspun referred to as "homespun" in several different places -- this book (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0934026262/sr=8-4/qid=1149794202/ref=pd_bbs_4/002-5406053-1695252?%5Fencoding=UTF8) made me go :?? until I realized they meant handspun. :rofling:

skNYC
06-08-2006, 03:24 PM
:roflhard:

I've actually seen handspun referred to as "homespun" in several different places -- this book (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0934026262/sr=8-4/qid=1149794202/ref=pd_bbs_4/002-5406053-1695252?%5Fencoding=UTF8) made me go :?? until I realized they meant handspun. :rofling:

So maybe they ARE the same thing after all ;)

Ingrid
06-08-2006, 03:56 PM
What do you call it when you do it by hand at home? :rofling:

Might be something dirty (if you do it right :eyebrow: )

When I reread my post, I wondered who would chime in with that. To be honest, I was expecting Hildie! :roflhard:

I think if something refers to Lionbrand Homespun, or just a capitalized Homespun, they're referring to that beautifully colored crapola yarn that sucks everyone in at one point or another. :rollseyes: Nobody can spit that at home unless they have a lab.

I'm sure handspun and homespun are both used for yarn spun at home, by hand, or somewhere else, by hand. ;)

Jeremy
06-08-2006, 04:11 PM
What do you call it when you do it by hand at home? :rofling:

Might be something dirty (if you do it right :eyebrow: )

Either way you might go blind, one from trying to knit with it and the other.... :rollseyes:

brendajos
06-08-2006, 04:24 PM
Either way you might go blind, one from trying to knit with it and the other.... :rollseyes:


JEREMY! I am SHOCKED! :rofling: :roflhard: :rofling:

Shandeh
06-09-2006, 11:42 PM
The "homespun" term has been used for centuries to describe handspun yarn.

Lion Brand borrowed that name for their bulky yarn, and ruined it for handspinners like me.

Now it's a lot harder to Google homespun yarn techniques! :mad:

HollyP
06-10-2006, 04:09 PM
What do you call it when you do it by hand at home? :rofling:

Might be something dirty (if you do it right :eyebrow: )

Either way you might go blind, one from trying to knit with it and the other.... :rollseyes: :rofling: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:
I just learned a very valuable lesson no more reading the boards while drinking. My water just came out of my nose!

SimplyKaar
06-10-2006, 04:39 PM
:rofling: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:
I just learned a very valuable lesson no more reading the boards while drinking. My water just came out of my nose!

Avaluable lesson indeed, which can't be learnt soon enough :rofling:

Maybe someone should put a disclaimer before entering the forum not to have any liquids near when you start reading and that knittinghelp.com will not be reponsible for sprewmarks on screens and malfunctions due to wet keyboards ;)