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Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 11-18-2013, 11:51 AM
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Posted By ZoeS
How much yarn from 1 lbs of fiber?

How much raw fiber do you guys get for x amount of yarn? I know there's a lot of variables but I'm just looking for a rough idea.

Like let's say you wanted to make a normal hat and scarf. Nothing...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 11-18-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By ZoeS
I tend to agree that this is more trouble than...

I tend to agree that this is more trouble than it's worth. Either invest in DK weight or adjust your gauge for worsted.
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 10-10-2013, 09:20 PM
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Views: 1,118
Posted By ZoeS
"On the bobbins: I chose the PVC core for the...

"On the bobbins: I chose the PVC core for the simple reason: To consistently drill a wooden core takes expensive bits and tools, well out of the reasonable price range. By using PVC, with turned wood...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 10-10-2013, 03:37 PM
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Views: 1,118
Posted By ZoeS
I am not sure what kind of wheel I...

I am not sure what kind of wheel I have.

https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/546546_10152074183710246_439980692_n.jpg

It definitely works, it's just REALLY fast and I can't draft fast...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 10-10-2013, 09:55 AM
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Views: 1,118
Posted By ZoeS
Louet s15 vs Cassandra wheel

I am comparing these two for a more mellow wheel, that is slower and less demanding than my other...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-28-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,752
Posted By ZoeS
Thanks Kathy! The footman looks like it's not...

Thanks Kathy!

The footman looks like it's not attached to anything. Is that normal? Do I need to hook it to something? I haven't seen a spinning wheel in person...

All in all, do you think this...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-27-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,477
Posted By ZoeS
Pretty sure Jacquard makes acrylic dyes, google...

Pretty sure Jacquard makes acrylic dyes, google it :)
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-27-2012, 11:58 AM
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Views: 2,752
Posted By ZoeS
Oh, he wants $70 for it.

Oh, he wants $70 for it.
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-27-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,752
Posted By ZoeS
Is this a complete spinning wheel?

I have been looking into getting a spinning wheel and found this one for sale locally. I know very little about spinning wheels and neither does the seller. Does it look complete?
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-27-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,634
Posted By ZoeS
Mohair frustrations

So up until now I have been working with relatively short alpaca fleece as my practice material for dyeing, combing and spinning (drop spindle). I was quite pleased with my progress and had the...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 03-19-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,192
Posted By ZoeS
Instead of vinegar, try citric acid crystals. You...

Instead of vinegar, try citric acid crystals. You can get them online quite easily. They are cheap, easy to store, and no stank!

As for dyes, I have used black walnut that I collect to eat. Wear...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-15-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,664
Posted By ZoeS
I vote for leaving it that length, too! Then...

I vote for leaving it that length, too! Then it'll still cover his toes even when he's a toddler!
Forum: Pattern Central 03-15-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By ZoeS
Yeah, I tried everything to soften this wool!...

Yeah, I tried everything to soften this wool! Unfortunately it just has a short staple length and is full of guard hairs. And honestly, it's not really spun all that well since this was my learning...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-15-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By ZoeS
Also, I know it's on felt. My first thought was...

Also, I know it's on felt. My first thought was that she pinned or lightly sewed it onto the felt and washed it or put it in boiling water or something?
Forum: How-to Questions 03-15-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By ZoeS
It doesn't look like needle felting. Not that I...

It doesn't look like needle felting. Not that I am that familiar with it, but you can still see the plies of the yarn on the cushions. It was done by hand though, I do know that for sure :)
Forum: Pattern Central 03-15-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By ZoeS
What to do with scratching yarn...

Last winter I bought about 4 lbs of low grade alpaca and llama fleece to learn how to spin using a drop spindle. I now have lots of yarn (which I dyed using koolaid which was a hoot) that I'm a bit...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-15-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By ZoeS
How to felt a cushion like this?

Okay, so, this isn't exactly a knitting question but I wasn't sure where else to put.

I came across photos of some really pretty cushions with yarn felted into them. I have no idea how they were...
Forum: Crochet! 03-06-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,514
Posted By ZoeS
Yeah, I've tried doing the magic loop thing. But...

Yeah, I've tried doing the magic loop thing. But I feel like I'm going to break my circs when I try. I shall persevere... or try the two-circ method. I am determined to never use straights or DPNs...
Forum: Crochet! 03-06-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,514
Posted By ZoeS
Ah, if there's one thing I can do, it's the magic...

Ah, if there's one thing I can do, it's the magic loop! :heart: :heart: :heart:

If only I could master its knitting counterpart (knitting few sts with a circular needle).
Forum: Crochet! 03-06-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,245
Posted By ZoeS
When I wanted to learn how to crochet, I found...

When I wanted to learn how to crochet, I found that I could not do so from videos and books. I just wasn't getting it.

So I posted online in my local classifieds, asking if someone would like to...
Forum: Crochet! 03-06-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,828
Posted By ZoeS
Lovely blanket but also... nice floors and...

Lovely blanket but also... nice floors and walls!!! :inlove:
Forum: Crochet! 03-06-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,514
Posted By ZoeS
That makes sense, Antares! Last night I tried...

That makes sense, Antares! Last night I tried doing the 6 dc, ch 3, 6 dc set in the whole ch 11 space and then joining the two sts in the chain 11 together (where you see the sl st in the pattern)....
Forum: Crochet! 03-06-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,514
Posted By ZoeS
I don't think there is a round 4. The rounds are...

I don't think there is a round 4. The rounds are numbered - 1, 2 and 3. Unless I'm not understanding that?

The filled in chains are sl st joins I think.
Forum: Crochet! 03-06-2012, 12:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,514
Posted By ZoeS
Need help with pattern!

I'm not so good with crochet charts:

http://gosyo.co.jp/english/pattern/eHTML/ePDF/1110/2w/28-50_Soft_Lace_Motif_Doily.pdf

I think I understand it all except I cannot figure out the petal part. I...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-02-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By ZoeS
Then yup, your increase should be in knit (sorry,...

Then yup, your increase should be in knit (sorry, I thought you were knitting in the round). At any rate, you'll know pretty quickly if it looks off, but in my experience if they don't specify, it's...
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