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    #31
    Hello-I'm new here on Our Unraveled but have been a knitter/spinner for many years. I now only have one spindle and my Ashford Traddy for spinning-downsized when my husband and I retired and moved to a small apartment. I'm recently getting back into spinning -especially spinning down some of the bits and bobs I have in my stash in hopes of getting some of it knit into winter hats, gloves and mittens. I'm finishing up some laceweight singles of Merino/Silk today(called PUMPKINS ON THE VINE) and perhaps next week I will be able to tackle the silk blends and one lovely pound of natural BFL that has been in my stash for quite some time. Click image for larger version  Name:	Screen Shot 2019-08-16 at 1.23.45 PM.png Views:	0 Size:	442.7 KB ID:	19224
    Last edited by MrsBee; 08-18-2019, 01:37 PM.

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    • Carlota
      Carlota commented
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      Hi MrsBee, that yarn makes me want the fall spices to come out of the cupboard - beautiful. Did you see that there might be a spinning event coming up in October? Here is that topic:
      https://vb.ourunraveled.com/forum/sp...spinning-event

    • fluidpaint
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      Hello, and welcome, MrsBee! Lovely yarn, lovely color. Pumpkin spice latte, move over! So glad you are back to spinning in your small apartment. Don’t know if you are able to think about an e-spinner or not, but that is what I use. I have MS, and can’t coordinate my feet like I used to, so I moved to an e-spinner (Hansen). The footprint for the spinner is less than a square foot, and it can easily be stored.

      Keep spinning! Glad you’ve joined us!

    #32
    Thanks Carolota and fluidpaint! Finished the spinning and this is my yarn! I've been so busy spinning and knitting lately that I've been neglecting checking in on the groups I belong to!! I will certainly check out the spinning event you mentioned !

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      Fresh off the wheel and out of the washtub! This is 580 yards/198 grams of DK-weight Knit Picks Gloss roving (70/30 merino/silk), hand dyed and cable plied for a total of 4 plies. I had originally dyed the white fiber with pink zones, but that was well before I grasped what "weight of goods" meant in dyeing so I got far more pink than I bargained for. The fiber sat for a while until I hit it later on, in the braid, with some purple -- and then the fiber looked like, well...



      Anyhow, this is probably destined for a shawl. I haven't picked out a pattern yet, but it probably won't be long until I find one.

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      • Carlota
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        That's amazing - nice work. I'm laughing at your comparison to the cartoon, but honestly, it is beautiful and quite subtle in my view.

      • HeatherAthebyne
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        Thanks It is a lot more subtle spun up. It was much less so in the braid

      • Carlota
        Carlota commented
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        Also, I see you have the Succaplokki gauge; I have their spinner's control card and really love it. It will be fun to see what you make of your beautiful yarn - hope you will post eventually on that.
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