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VickiIL 01-20-2006 08:27 PM

My first "skein"
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Here it is...My first "skein" This is only the singles. I didn't attempt to ply it. I figured I could save that for another day.

Now I need to dye it and see if there is enough to make anything from it.

Vendie 01-20-2006 08:29 PM

That looks great Vicki! It looks thick enough, you might not even need to ply it. What color are you going to dye it? I can't wait to start dying some yarn...I have Kool Aid waiting and everything, just need the time!

VickiIL 01-20-2006 08:32 PM

No idea. My DD and I just about bought every color of Kool Aid on the shelf. We will probably pick a couple colors and "paint" it. Just for fun. I really doubt it is big enough for much of anything. Not much more than maybe some fingerless mitts, a little purse, something like that. Who knows.

Mad About Wool 01-20-2006 10:13 PM

Yay :cheering: That is a pretty skein!! Now don't you feel pleased with yourself? Give yourself a pat on the back. I can't wait to see what colors you dye it.

Angelia 01-21-2006 12:22 AM

Oooh, that looks great! :cheering: :cheering:

Can't wait to see it dyed!!

suziehomemaker 01-24-2006 05:02 PM

Vicki - Your yarn is great! I'm so glad to hear that you were able to make a skein. Was this from your drop spindle?

VickiIL 01-24-2006 06:51 PM


Originally Posted by suziehomemaker
Vicki - Your yarn is great! I'm so glad to hear that you were able to make a skein. Was this from your drop spindle?

No my DH actually bought me an Ashford Traditional for my Christmas gift :cheering: :cheering: I never did get a handle on the drop spindle.

suziehomemaker 01-25-2006 09:39 AM

I remember you saying that you had a hard time with the spindle. I still have my MIL's Ashford Traditional but I haven't touched it since the move. I was hoping to get my own in March for my birthday but more important things have come up to spend money on.

I can't wait to see your next skein!

VictoiseC 01-26-2006 06:47 PM

Ohhhh that's so cool, I'm jealous. I"m so lazy, I still haven't tried spinning!
You're going to have so much fun! :cheering:

VickiIL 02-01-2006 03:48 PM

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My 4 yo dd and I made a trip to the grocery store to pick up kool-aid. She picked out tropical punch and we went home to play. She loved helping out to dye the yarn.

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