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Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 11-27-2011, 01:52 AM
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Posted By jewall
Thanks! My goal is to make yarn I can actually...

Thanks! My goal is to make yarn I can actually knit :)

Yeah, there are plenty of things I can do better - thanks for the advice! I think I'll pre-draft more next time.
Forum: Knitters Knear You 11-24-2011, 10:30 PM
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Posted By jewall
I live in Kansas too! In Wichita - anybody else...

I live in Kansas too! In Wichita - anybody else love Twist or Odd Ball Yarn Shop?
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 11-24-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By jewall
Sooo I tried some spinning the other day, and the...

Sooo I tried some spinning the other day, and the make shift drive band kept falling off.. so we finally put a big knot in it so it would stay... then it broke my bobbin :( But I found a spinning...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 11-19-2011, 03:30 PM
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Posted By jewall
OK wow thanks again! I got it to work now! The...

OK wow thanks again! I got it to work now! The yarn wasn't spinning onto the bobbin and now I know why! My only problem now is that the wheel is hard to spin - I have to push it with my hand every...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 11-18-2011, 07:52 PM
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Posted By jewall
OK I have another question.. I tried spinning...

OK I have another question.. I tried spinning some yarn since my fiber hasn't come in the mail yet, just to get the idea of how it will work. But the yarn wasn't spinning onto the bobbin. I did some...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 11-17-2011, 05:42 PM
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Posted By jewall
Wow thank you so much! The DW-40 worked...

Wow thank you so much! The DW-40 worked brilliantly! Thank you thank you thank you! I was afraid I'd have to buy a new $80 flyer! (which is more than I paid for the entire spinning wheel!)
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 11-16-2011, 11:29 PM
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Views: 4,686
Posted By jewall
What does my "new" old spinning wheel need?

I just got a spinning wheel from someone on craigslist. It looks pretty old, but it looks like I could still get it to work. There are just a few things I don't know about including the bobbin and...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-16-2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,171
Posted By jewall
I agree, probably the easiest way is to cast all...

I agree, probably the easiest way is to cast all the stitches onto one of the dpn, then distribute the stitches to the correct needles. You'll get the hang of it, it gets easier with practice!
Forum: General Knitting 11-16-2011, 11:23 PM
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Posted By jewall
I've been knitting for several years now, and I...

I've been knitting for several years now, and I just bought my first spinning wheel so I can make my own yarn! It's an older one, so I'm not sure if it'll work... Hoping these forums can help! Thanks!
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