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Old 12-31-2005, 06:52 PM   #1
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Is there interest in a spinning forum?
I wanted to see if anyone else would actually post in one before I bugged Amy about it.


My wheel didn't come today ( :crying: ), but I did get some fantastic Lamb's Pride Roving.
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Old 12-31-2005, 07:20 PM   #2
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I'm toying with the idea, I would love to read about other people's spinning in the meantime.. :D
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Old 12-31-2005, 07:36 PM   #3
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I'd be interested. I need the motivation.
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Old 12-31-2005, 08:04 PM   #4
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I'm interested, too! I'm a complete noob--as in I'm just about to start as soon as I get a spindle! (Too poor for a wheel...right now, anyway)
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I thought I was too poor for a wheel, but keep an eye on ebay. You will be suprised.

RE: the spindle. I've seen folks who can rock a spindle, and then folks who make fantastic yarn on wheels but can't spindle for their life. I am of the latter group. I would really suggest making a CD spindle (with 2 cd's for weight) before buying one. I have a nice Louet spindle that I am giving to my nieces because I stink at it.
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Old 12-31-2005, 08:22 PM   #6
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I've heard that about the spindle, that it definitely does not work for everyone. Problem is, I have no tools and none remotely nearby with which to construct a spindle of my own. (I saved the knitty gritty episode that shows how to do it...and how to spin with a spindle.) I found a cheap one at a shop nearby here--around $15, if memory serves.

I will, though, check ebay for a wheel--thanks! It never occurs to me to check ebay for knitting things...dunno why since I got by Boyes there!
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Originally Posted by YarnMommy
I would really suggest making a CD spindle (with 2 cd's for weight) before buying one.
How do you do that?
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http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_kni...447419,00.html

Here's how to DIY.
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Old 12-31-2005, 08:28 PM   #9
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Here are the directions from the Knitty Gritty episode on spinning. It's not that hard if you have the tools!
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Thanks both of you for the site. I don't get the DIY network here, so I often forget about Knitty Gritty until someone here mentions an episode! I've got it bookmarked and the next time I'm at Home Depot I'll pick up the stuff I need to make my own... then it's off to Ram Wools or my other LYS for some roving to try spinning... OH GAWD!!! just what I need... *ANOTHER* hobby!
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