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Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 03-14-2007, 12:39 PM
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Posted By spinnknit
I've been spinning angora for almost 15 years now...

I've been spinning angora for almost 15 years now and have yet to card it. I have, on occasion, sent some along to a mill to be blended with wool.

How long has the fiber been bundled up in a...
Forum: General Knitting 02-26-2007, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,178
Posted By spinnknit
Based on the description, i.e. 'scratchy, and...

Based on the description, i.e. 'scratchy, and being 'Peruvian highland wool' might this fiber actually be llama? I always thought of llama as being slightly scratchy, and how many sheep are there in...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 02-13-2007, 04:58 PM
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Views: 2,003
Posted By spinnknit
How many goats is that in your pic? I only have...

How many goats is that in your pic?

I only have two in with my sheepies. The goats are the bosses, no question!
Forum: General Knitting 02-13-2007, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,954
Posted By spinnknit
It is amazing what you can learn on a knitting...

It is amazing what you can learn on a knitting forum!

Where does one get blackberry puree during winter? Freezer fruit?

I used to make wine, but gave it up when sugar increased in price so much. ...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-02-2007, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,225
Posted By spinnknit
Before I knitted the mobius (or is it mobii?)...

Before I knitted the mobius (or is it mobii?) scarves, I checked out several places online. They were about as clear as mud to me! :shrug:

Bordhi's book is somewhat helpful. If at all possible,...
Forum: General Knitting 01-26-2007, 02:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,313
Posted By spinnknit
ummmm......... Styrofoam....... heads? You...

ummmm.........

Styrofoam....... heads?

You planning on making reenactor hats?
Forum: Knit-Alongs 01-25-2007, 01:57 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 139,117
Posted By spinnknit
IMO, the directions in the older pattern are more...

IMO, the directions in the older pattern are more explicit. I think the older one had 4 pages of directions as opposed to the newer one with 2 pages on dark paper plus a small insert detailing...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 01-21-2007, 05:27 PM
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Posted By spinnknit
I think the back loops are the backs of the color...

I think the back loops are the backs of the color change when switching from sole knitting to the instep.

Btw, I believe there was some comments much, much earlier in this thread about different...
Forum: General Knitting 01-21-2007, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,011
Posted By spinnknit
I don't think there is a Big Lots store in my...

I don't think there is a Big Lots store in my area. I have noticed several craft shops (on and offline) that have been having eyelash and fun fur yarns for $1. No idea why. :shrug:
Forum: General Knitting 01-21-2007, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,193
Posted By spinnknit
brokenblossoms, Ya got that right! In fact,...

brokenblossoms,

Ya got that right! In fact, angoras have been know to give REAL meaning to the term 'quick as a bunny'! :eyebrow:

(I raise them.)
Forum: General Knitting 01-13-2007, 02:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,465
Posted By spinnknit
Personally, I'm into anything with Helo and...

Personally, I'm into anything with Helo and Appollo! :muah:

I started watching this new version all alone. Now, my husband settles in for it too. If you want to give a serious vein to any tv...
Forum: Pattern Central 01-13-2007, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 749
Posted By spinnknit
I just ordered some patterns from Carodan Farm,...

I just ordered some patterns from Carodan Farm, and I know they carry this pattern and the child's clog pattern. Shipping was reasonable, too. Go to www.carodanfarm.com, or you could try searching...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-13-2007, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,325
Posted By spinnknit
If it seems a bit hard treadling when you ply,...

If it seems a bit hard treadling when you ply, you might try adjusting the tension (the string over top of the bobbin) a bit.

I use my Lendrum mainly for spinning angora and for plying. I do have...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-06-2007, 12:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,718
Posted By spinnknit
hmmm...... shetland isn't an overly-long wool. ...

hmmm...... shetland isn't an overly-long wool. Have you tried either Frankenmuth or Zielinger? (Both mills are located in Frankenmuth, MI)

Both these places offer discounts mid-winter. The...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 01-05-2007, 04:30 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 139,117
Posted By spinnknit
I LOVE THIS PLACE!! I just finished my first...

I LOVE THIS PLACE!!

I just finished my first pair of clogs (didn't bother to check gauge!) and, with the help of some nice folks here, got past some confusing directions and did the deed!...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-02-2007, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By spinnknit
I like to use linen carpet warp for my drive...

I like to use linen carpet warp for my drive bands. I always splice them, never tie a knot.

It may also help your band 'grip' the drive wheel better if you take a bit of paraffin (or canning wax)...
Forum: General Knitting 01-02-2007, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,056
Posted By spinnknit
Someone mentioned alpaca bunnies? I supposed...

Someone mentioned alpaca bunnies? I supposed that was a mis-typed word; you must have meant angora bunnies, right?

I raise a lot (not all) of the fiber I spin. The reason is that I

1. enjoy...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 12-29-2006, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,809
Posted By spinnknit
Ever try Alpaca Direct? Decent prices, good...

Ever try Alpaca Direct? Decent prices, good variety; FREE SHIPPING with $40 or more. :happydance:

I feel like going and buying something, but since I just sent most of my fleeces off for...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 12-29-2006, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,718
Posted By spinnknit
Funny y'all should mention this. I just sent off...

Funny y'all should mention this. I just sent off FIFTY (50) lbs. to Frankenmuth. The discount should take of the shipping costs. :teehee:

I've had a bad experience with Wooly Knob and won't go...
Forum: Pattern Central 12-29-2006, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,676
Posted By spinnknit
The sock that brendajos pictured is VERY similar...

The sock that brendajos pictured is VERY similar to the felted slipper socks in Cat Bordhi's book on circular sock knitting. I made myself a pair according to her pattern, and it took two skeins of...
Forum: General Knitting 12-24-2006, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By spinnknit
Try it. You'll like it. Imagine! No more...

Try it. You'll like it.

Imagine! No more figuring out how many heel stitches on which needle!

Easy to pick up the whole shebang and stuff it in the knitting bag... and away you go! :balloons:
Forum: General Knitting 12-23-2006, 10:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,859
Posted By spinnknit
I've never heard of superwash growing like that. ...

I've never heard of superwash growing like that. Most often, I will use it alone (or with angora) in knitting socks. The purpose of superwash merino is so you will have the softness of the merino...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 12-23-2006, 10:27 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 139,117
Posted By spinnknit
Just wondering. What is the purpose of the...

Just wondering. What is the purpose of the bumper? Since these are slippers, wouldn't a bumper get knocked a bit simply by scuffing around? They DO look nice, though. I've only put on the normal...
Forum: General Knitting 12-21-2006, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,474
Posted By spinnknit
Pretty good. :cheering: Done socks? With what...

Pretty good. :cheering:

Done socks? With what you have listed, you could easily do socks. If you are afraid to turn a heel, then do tubes!
Forum: Knit-Alongs 12-21-2006, 04:07 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 139,117
Posted By spinnknit
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