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Old 03-16-2007, 04:51 PM   #1
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it's official...I spun!
Well, it's a PITIFUL first attempt but I did it. I'll have a post with more into at my blog tomorrow. In the meantime, behold my yarn barf :P
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Old 03-16-2007, 05:34 PM   #2
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Old 03-16-2007, 06:50 PM   #3
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Yay for Yarn Barf!

I love it
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Congratulations Kemp! Way to embrace another addiction!
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Old 03-17-2007, 12:08 AM   #5
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Congrats!

My first yarn looked very similar to that. Don't worry - you'll get better soon enough!
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Old 03-17-2007, 02:25 AM   #6
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all hail to the yarn barf.....the most precious of spinnings.
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Old 03-17-2007, 03:01 PM   #7
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Don't think of it as yarn barf, how about novelty yarn or cat toys?
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Old 03-17-2007, 04:19 PM   #8
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novelty yarn! I'm really not sure that mess qualifies for yarn at all :P THanks for putting a positive spin on it though.

Anyway, here I am at spinning day 2 and I am beginning to get something that actually does look like yarn. I figured out my biggest problem is that I wasn't pre-drafting at all and my roving is pretty thick so that was making things very difficult! Also, it's wool top and not slippery at all. I wanted to get something inexpensive to practice on but I could have chose a better "beginner" fiber.
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Old 03-19-2007, 12:42 PM   #9
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I spun about 4 lbs of rather ugly fibre in my early days, as punishment for buying this stuff because it was cheap. I learned quite a lot from it though. It is really hard to spend big bucks on fibre when you are starting to spin.

It sounds like you would like something more "slippery". I could be misreading you, but I find that slippery is not good in the early days, you want something with a bit of grip. Slippery can just fly through your fingers in clumps.
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Old 03-19-2007, 01:47 PM   #10
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Yes...I was thinking less slippery would be a little easier, but maybe not. I don't know if I'm getting better or jsut getting more use to what I am using but it's drafting just fine now that I am using thinner pieces to start with.
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