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Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-01-2006, 05:00 PM
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Posted By Mad About Wool
Have an exceedingly great time. You are going to...

Have an exceedingly great time. You are going to :heart: spinning!
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 07-29-2006, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,687
Posted By Mad About Wool
Cool! Enjoy the ride... Your plied yarn looks...

Cool! Enjoy the ride... Your plied yarn looks great.
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 07-29-2006, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,615
Posted By Mad About Wool
:rofling: Yes, it would not be a bad idea to take...

:rofling: Yes, it would not be a bad idea to take an apron!!! My advice is for you just to relax and not get frustrated if you do not "get it" right away. Spinning does involve coordinating...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 05-07-2006, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,775
Posted By Mad About Wool
It is impossible NOT to have a great time there. ...

It is impossible NOT to have a great time there. I have only been once, but hope to get back - maybe next year.

Uh-oh, PA, is too far away... Too bad, too!
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 05-07-2006, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,775
Posted By Mad About Wool
Kind of veering off the subject but: Yikes! I...

Kind of veering off the subject but: Yikes! I saw that MDS&W winning shawl on your blog!! I can only dream of ever becoming that good. Wonder if the person who did that would want to give some...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 05-06-2006, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,775
Posted By Mad About Wool
You are going to spoil me yet. I have never...

You are going to spoil me yet. I have never tried mulberry silk, but now I must find some. : :lol: (To spin on a regular wheel, of course).
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 05-05-2006, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,775
Posted By Mad About Wool
Manasi - that sounds reasonable and why I was...

Manasi - that sounds reasonable and why I was having so much trouble. I always did think silk fibers were too long, but I kept reading stuff about people spinning silk on the charkha... Go...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 05-04-2006, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,775
Posted By Mad About Wool
I have only spun tussah so far. I have some...

I have only spun tussah so far. I have some bombyx in my stash. I was waiting until I got better at spinning it to try the bombyx. After spinning for almost 4 years, I am finally getting...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 05-02-2006, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,406
Posted By Mad About Wool
Basically, the larger the whorl, the slower the...

Basically, the larger the whorl, the slower the spindle will spin and the thicker the yarn. The smaller the whorl, the faster the spindle spins and it adds twist very rapidly and is good for fine...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 04-28-2006, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,009
Posted By Mad About Wool
Wow!! What brand will you be trying out? I hope...

Wow!! What brand will you be trying out? I hope you end up with a really nice one.
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 04-28-2006, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,406
Posted By Mad About Wool
I personally love Copper Moose's spindles, but I...

I personally love Copper Moose's spindles, but I am not sure how their stock is right now. He has suspended making them for awhile. But it is definitely worth looking into. Bosworth spindles are...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 04-20-2006, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,987
Posted By Mad About Wool
Good luck with your CD spindle! And be sure to...

Good luck with your CD spindle! And be sure to keep us posted about your progress.

I LOVED the drop spindle for sale on Ebay, but have to agree it might be too hard just starting out. (But wow,...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 04-19-2006, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,987
Posted By Mad About Wool
Well... I just checked your profile and find you...

Well... I just checked your profile and find you are in South Carolina. This could be tricky, as spinning still hasn't caught on as much in the South as it has in other places. But, if you get down...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 04-09-2006, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,922
Posted By Mad About Wool
Hey, that is too funny!!!! She does seem the...

Hey, that is too funny!!!! She does seem the type who would run an orphanage or something. :lol:
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 04-05-2006, 09:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,831
Posted By Mad About Wool
Lynne Vogel in Alabama

There are still some openings for Lynne Vogel's weekend workshop in Alabama. It will be Spinning for Colorwork Knitting. I went to her week long dye workshop last year and it was awesome! If...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 04-05-2006, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,922
Posted By Mad About Wool
Ha Ha - But it could happen. I met a lady at a...

Ha Ha - But it could happen. I met a lady at a spin in who has (had) 40 of them. She bought up every one she could find to keep them from being turned into lamps or chairs. :thumbsup: Of course,...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 02-27-2006, 11:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,543
Posted By Mad About Wool
Cool Wheel!!! I know you will have a great time...

Cool Wheel!!! I know you will have a great time spinning on it.
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 02-27-2006, 11:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,153
Posted By Mad About Wool
Wow, that is beautiful!!! It looks perfect. ...

Wow, that is beautiful!!! It looks perfect. :thumbsup:
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-05-2006, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,404
Posted By Mad About Wool
They look marvelous! :cheering:

They look marvelous! :cheering:
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 02-04-2006, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,244
Posted By Mad About Wool
The Lendrum wheel is a great one. It has great...

The Lendrum wheel is a great one. It has great flexibility and gives you an enormous control over your spinning. I have never tried a Traveler, so I can't comment.
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 02-03-2006, 12:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,586
Posted By Mad About Wool
Ha Ha :lol: , I know what you mean, there!!!

Ha Ha :lol: , I know what you mean, there!!!
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 02-01-2006, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,153
Posted By Mad About Wool
Delicious!! :happydance: :heart: :thumbsup:

Delicious!! :happydance: :heart: :thumbsup:
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-31-2006, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,326
Posted By Mad About Wool
I would say this, but it is just an opinion. You...

I would say this, but it is just an opinion. You mostly want to know if they will be able to spin it and have it retain its softness. I find 100% alpaca a little tricky to work with, myself, for...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-30-2006, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,388
Posted By Mad About Wool
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: ...

:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

You go, girl!!! Plying is a little harder than spinning singles, but well worth it, don't you think? And a 3-ply makes a...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-27-2006, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,667
Posted By Mad About Wool
Wow!! Great work. I love the scarf/hat set - the...

Wow!! Great work. I love the scarf/hat set - the colors are great, too! You are going to love doing the Queen Kahuna Socks. I just finished my first pair and have started on the second pair....
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