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Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 06-24-2009, 01:05 AM
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Posted By fibrenut
Hiya Sayadina, You could just card it (don't have...

Hiya Sayadina,
You could just card it (don't have to be picture perfect rolags) into clouds and spin it like you would yak or buffalo or camel down. Those are all short fibres and are best spun long...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 04-22-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,077
Posted By fibrenut
If it's in a hank form right off the kniddyknoddy...

If it's in a hank form right off the kniddyknoddy you can still guesstimate the yardage. Just count how many strands there are in the loop and multiply that by the circumference of the kniddyknoddy...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 04-03-2009, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12,015
Views: 1,137,813
Posted By fibrenut
Sorry kids, haven't posted in a while. Have been...

Sorry kids, haven't posted in a while. Have been busy with spinning, work and the youngest. Oi that's a story in and of itself. O well, I'll spare you the gory details.:passedout:

Well on the...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 03-13-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,793
Posted By fibrenut
Well, ya know what they say. "Mommy knows...

Well, ya know what they say. "Mommy knows best!!" (wink wink):whistle::present:
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 03-13-2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,793
Posted By fibrenut
Yeah, I went to the SpinOlution site and saw...

Yeah, I went to the SpinOlution site and saw that. They didn't have a price on the spinolution site so I took a gander at the vendors sites and Yeowzers!!!
I wouldn't exactly call it a double drive...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 03-12-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,793
Posted By fibrenut
Hiya Dustina and CONGRATS hun!!! Welcome to the...

Hiya Dustina and CONGRATS hun!!! Welcome to the dark side, we have cake!!!
The hitchhiker only has one treadle because of it's design but can be configured by the makers to be either left or right...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-31-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,751
Posted By fibrenut
Aww heck Vamp, Every bodies first yarn is always...

Aww heck Vamp,
Every bodies first yarn is always ART yarn anyways. With more practice you'll get better consistency. Don't worry hun.:thumbsup:
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-25-2009, 11:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,751
Posted By fibrenut
If you're just looking for a place to get combed...

If you're just looking for a place to get combed top (which is fiber in a rope like formation with all the fibers going in one direction, not to be confused with roving which comes from carded fiber...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 01-23-2009, 12:59 PM
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Views: 1,137,813
Posted By fibrenut
K, how about some great news ya'll???? My son...

K, how about some great news ya'll????
My son gets to come home today!!!!!!!:woot::woot::woot::woot::happydance:cloud9cloud9cloud9cloud9:clink::passedout:
Forum: Knit-Alongs 01-21-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12,015
Views: 1,137,813
Posted By fibrenut
Hiya kids, Sorry I haven't posted in a while,...

Hiya kids,
Sorry I haven't posted in a while, mostly I've been lurking n stuff but this last week we had a family emergency. One of my sons, John, contracted mono (he thinks from work) and that...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-14-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,239
Posted By fibrenut
Yep yep yep AND cake ta-boot!!:clink::whistle:

Yep yep yep AND cake ta-boot!!:clink::whistle:
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-14-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,239
Posted By fibrenut
Oh Julie, that is totally awesome!!!...

Oh Julie, that is totally awesome!!! WOOHOOOO!!!!!
You've gone to the dark side, hehehehehe, I hear they have cookies!! LOL!!
Forum: How-to Questions 01-13-2009, 02:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By fibrenut
Hiya Hheart, Question here hun, are you taking...

Hiya Hheart,
Question here hun, are you taking the working yarn BETWEEN the needles each time you have to change from a knit to a purl or vice versa? When you knit a stitch, the yarn needs to be back...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 12-29-2008, 03:25 AM
Replies: 12,015
Views: 1,137,813
Posted By fibrenut
Well dang, finally got all my knitting done and...

Well dang, finally got all my knitting done and the gifts distributed for this year (yeah finally)!! So I figured I'd see what was up n all that stuff, Congrats Julie, as one raveler has on her...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 12-06-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,861
Posted By fibrenut
The food kind, not to be confused with the kind...

The food kind, not to be confused with the kind you use on your car. LOL!!
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 12-04-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,861
Posted By fibrenut
Hiya hun, Just wanted to point something out here...

Hiya hun,
Just wanted to point something out here about inks in general.
Most inks are what are called pigment emulsions. That is, is the color (black, blue, whatever) is pigment which is ground very...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 11-30-2008, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12,015
Views: 1,137,813
Posted By fibrenut
Been working on Christmas pressies and spinning...

Been working on Christmas pressies and spinning more yarn.
And WORK of course LOL!!
Forum: Knit-Alongs 11-30-2008, 12:07 AM
Replies: 12,015
Views: 1,137,813
Posted By fibrenut
WOOHOOOOO!!! Dustina, glad your kitty decided to...

WOOHOOOOO!!! Dustina, glad your kitty decided to come back home!!:woot:
O man, GJ I have a crap fit when the kids decide to go to MySpace on my computer. :twisted:I don't trust that site as far as I...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 11-29-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,003
Posted By fibrenut
Very Nice!! Yep Paradise is a good place. You...

Very Nice!! Yep Paradise is a good place. You could also try http://www.thesheepshedstudio.com/ they have wonderful stuff for a VERY reasonable price.
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 11-24-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,526
Posted By fibrenut
It could also be a knock off of a country...

It could also be a knock off of a country craftsman. Some homeboy decided to make his ol' lady a wheel of her own and just used the craftsman as a starting point. Just made it smaller. Jmho LOL!!
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 11-24-2008, 03:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,526
Posted By fibrenut
It looks a lot like a "country craftsman"...

It looks a lot like a "country craftsman" spinning wheel, except you don't have the flyer assembly from what I can see. You need to replace the footman. Also, you need to flip the wheel around so...
Forum: Charity Knitting 11-02-2008, 02:03 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 55,157
Posted By fibrenut
MKS here's the "recipe" for crocheted ones...

MKS here's the "recipe" for crocheted ones hun.
Forum: Charity Knitting 10-28-2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 55,157
Posted By fibrenut
Here's a pic of the stocking.

Here's a pic of the stocking.
Forum: Charity Knitting 10-28-2008, 09:08 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 55,157
Posted By fibrenut
Here's the recipe for the crocheted granny square...

Here's the recipe for the crocheted granny square (pentagon) stocking.
Sure hun,
Here it is...
Crocheted Christmas Stocking Ornament.

Size g crochet hook
Small amounts of any worsted weight...
Forum: Charity Knitting 10-27-2008, 01:11 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 55,157
Posted By fibrenut
Way kewl awesomeness!!!!:woot: I'll whip up a few...

Way kewl awesomeness!!!!:woot:
I'll whip up a few n take some pics of em so that peeps can see what the recipe looks like!!! If you're a crochet whizz they'll take about 5-10 minutes...
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