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AlpacaFarmer
New Pal

USA
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Posted - 07/02/2012 :  11:37:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit AlpacaFarmer's Homepage Send AlpacaFarmer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Does anyone spin their own yarn?

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Shalee
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USA
2042 Posts

Posted - 07/02/2012 :  3:14:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit Shalee's Homepage Send Shalee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have an Ashford Traditional wheel and do spin some. I want a Woolee Winder and then I'll spin more. My problem is I don't like to stop to move the yarn over a peg/hook. With the Woolee Winder I'll be able to just keep spinning and spinning!

I have a knitting friend that is using spindles. Her yarn is beautiful, and lace weight to boot!

Sharon in NW PA
I always wanted my own library but I didn't realize it would be all knitting books!


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robinstephanie
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USA
1236 Posts

Posted - 07/03/2012 :  09:18:21 AM  Show Profile Send robinstephanie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm learning to. Don't own a wheel yet, but have taken several classes. It's just as dangerous/fun/obsessing as knitting.

Robinsteph

Different is good. ~Matthew Hoover
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jennysays
Warming Up

USA
55 Posts

Posted - 07/04/2012 :  07:04:27 AM  Show Profile Send jennysays a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I mostly spin for small projects such as cowls, mittens, hats and such. I am not sure I am able to manage consistency for a sweater's amount of handspun yet though. I really enjoy creating my own yarns, using my own imagination to get exactly what I want. That doesn't stop me from buying yarns I have only been spinning for about a year and a half so my skills are still pretty limited. My wheel is a sonata, and it is fine for my limited skill set. And I have one turkish spindle that I can spin for a very consistent worsted weight 2-ply.
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Ruby Plaid
Seriously Hooked

USA
661 Posts

Posted - 07/05/2012 :  1:10:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ruby Plaid's Homepage Send Ruby Plaid a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've been spinning on spindles for three years, mostly fingering to worsted weight. I've had a Sonata spining wheel for about a year as well. I also do mainly small projects such as mittens, hats and cowls. Maybe someday I'l spin yarn for a sweater or other large project but I'm content for now with the smaller items.

My knitting & crafts blog is here: http://www.spindyeknitlove.wordpress.com
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La galloise
Chatty Knitter

France
162 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2012 :  1:42:06 PM  Show Profile Send La galloise a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes,I use it for knitting,crocheting and weaving.I spin with a Majacraft Rose.
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