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sea-kayaker
12-13-2007, 03:11 PM
...and I don't even have a 'real' spindle yet! I wanted to try before buying a spindle so I used a pencil, a circle of cardboard and a screw in hook. There isn't much yet but here it is...
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e348/kayak4ever/yarn.jpg
This is fun! I now have to look into s spindle. Any recommendations? Spam welcome if you make your own! ;)

callmesusan
12-13-2007, 11:47 PM
Wow! Very resourceful and creative spindle. The yarn looks great. Kundert spindles (http://www.kundertspindles.com/) are nice.

sea-kayaker
12-14-2007, 08:27 AM
Wish I could take the credit for the idea but I saw this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAGL3wlNo8Q).

Those Kundert spindles are beautiful! :drool:

Julie
12-14-2007, 06:13 PM
My very favorite spindle (http://www.spunkyeclectic.com/shop.php?crn=304&rn=1107&action=show_detail)

:)

sea-kayaker
12-14-2007, 08:02 PM
I was looking at those. What weight is best for a beginner?

Julie
12-14-2007, 11:15 PM
I think the 2.2 oz. is a great beginner spindle :thumbsup:

photolady
12-19-2007, 11:41 AM
...and I don't even have a 'real' spindle yet! I wanted to try before buying a spindle so I used a pencil, a circle of cardboard and a screw in hook. There isn't much yet but here it is...
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e348/kayak4ever/yarn.jpg
This is fun! I now have to look into s spindle. Any recommendations? Spam welcome if you make your own! ;)

Boy, that's great! was it hard to do? I'm kind of not coordinated, is why I ask.

sea-kayaker
12-19-2007, 10:20 PM
Not too hard... I used the park and draft (http://www.graftonfibers.com/spinning.htm)method which makes it easier.

tinapica
12-20-2007, 08:48 PM
It looks great !!!

photolady
12-30-2007, 11:17 PM
I found a local lady who will teach me to use the drop spindle, and, for free.
She knows a woman who owns and runs a sheep farm here, and i hope I can get good prices on roving, while learning spinning techniques.