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Old October 20th 10, 08:17 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.yarn
Kirsten Watson
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Dear everyone

I have recently taken up spinning. I'm still very excited about this
move, and very pleased to discover that it's not eating into my
knitting/crochet time as much as I thought. I'm just plying my first
ball of yarn now, so will be able to see how I'm doing. I'm using an
Ashford student top whorl drop spindle, and Corriedale fleece.

I bet a lot of you spin, too, do you have any tips on getting it even,
or is it practise, practise, practise? Also, do I need a lighter spindle
to spin thinner yarn? Some of my yarn is comiing out 2ply-thickness,
so I'm guessing there's something I can do to get laceweight yarn,
should I want that.

I'm also knitting socks - toe up on two circular needles for the first
time.

So I'm learning a lot of new things right now.

Kirsten
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Old October 21st 10, 05:21 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.yarn
mirjam
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On Oct 20, 9:17*pm, Kirsten Watson
wrote:
Dear everyone

* I have recently taken up spinning. I'm still very excited about this
move, and very pleased to discover that it's not eating into my
knitting/crochet time as much as I thought. I'm just plying my first
ball of yarn now, so will be able to see how I'm doing. I'm using an
Ashford student top whorl drop spindle, and Corriedale fleece.

*I bet a lot of you spin, too, do you have any tips on getting it even,
or is it practise, practise, practise? Also, do I need a lighter spindle
to spin thinner yarn? Some of my yarn is comiing out 2ply-thickness,
so I'm guessing there's something I can do to get laceweight yarn,
should I want that.

*I'm also knitting socks - toe up on two circular needles for the first
time.

*So I'm learning a lot of new things right now.

*Kirsten


Congratulations Kirsten
i am not a spinner , but i know some ladies who so ,
mirjam
 




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