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Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 11-17-2007, 01:41 AM
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Posted By stringcat
thanks for the reply! That's what I was thinking...

thanks for the reply! That's what I was thinking too!
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 11-16-2007, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 967
Posted By stringcat
tensioned lazy kate

I'm new to spinning on a wheel and would really like to get a tensioned lazy kate. I've noticed that there are two types - upright and arched.

Does anyone prefer one over the other? For instance...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-07-2007, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,149
Posted By stringcat
Thank you so much for your help Sue! I finally...

Thank you so much for your help Sue!

I finally understand :woohoo:

End in a purl row, transfer to 3 DPs by knitting the round then join the round at the beginning of round 2

End in a knit row, and...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-07-2007, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,149
Posted By stringcat
Hi Heather, I tried that. You end up holding the...

Hi Heather,
I tried that. You end up holding the needles in the correct position but the stitches still end up opposite. The purls (on the knitted straight part) are on the outside and the part that...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-07-2007, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,149
Posted By stringcat
Help with DP needles please!

I'm wondering if someone can help me and my daughter :). We are both new to knitting so I hope you can bear with us and the long explanation! We've been reading a lot on this forum and everyone is...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-22-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,544
Posted By stringcat
That was really helpful! I couldn't find...

That was really helpful! I couldn't find anything about it.
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-22-2007, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,068
Posted By stringcat
I just found some drop spindle instructions...

I just found some drop spindle instructions here.
http://www.spunkyhats.com/acc_spindles2.htm
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-22-2007, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,544
Posted By stringcat
What's the difference between wool roving and wool top???

I'm going to buy some wool to spin with soon but I have a few questions.
What's the difference between wool roving and wool top?
Can you spin with wool top or do you have to do something to it before...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-22-2007, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,068
Posted By stringcat
I'm going to order from earth guild, I can get my...

I'm going to order from earth guild, I can get my spindle, wool and the dye that I want from there! I hope it coes fast when I order!:)
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-22-2007, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,068
Posted By stringcat
I dont live anywhere near earthguild.:pout: I...

I dont live anywhere near earthguild.:pout:
I live in NH and I found it on the internet and saw that they had tons of craft stuff!
Maybe I will order.:)
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-22-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,068
Posted By stringcat
I was wondering if anyone ever ordered from this...

I was wondering if anyone ever ordered from this website, or went to their store?
http://www.earthguild.com/
they have the spindle that I want to get and spinning fiber. But I want to know if anyone...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-22-2007, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,068
Posted By stringcat
That video was a lot of help ! The written...

That video was a lot of help ! The written instructions are too! Now I REALLY want to get a spindle!
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-22-2007, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,068
Posted By stringcat
Thanks for all the links jberry16! :) I think...

Thanks for all the links jberry16! :) I think I'll get that spindle too, so I can try spinning with the whorl on the top and the bottom. I have 1\2 ounce of wool that I was going to use for felting...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-22-2007, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,068
Posted By stringcat
Thanks! What spindle did you get and how much did...

Thanks!
What spindle did you get and how much did it cost? How much roving did you get? Let me know if you tried it yet!:blooby:
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-21-2007, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,068
Posted By stringcat
new spinner needs some advice

This is my first post:). I've been getting so much info here and everyone is so friendly! :woohoo:

I've never tried spinning before and I'd really like to. Can anyone recommend a drop spindle...
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