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Chatter Thread Spinning January 2022

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    Chatter Thread Spinning January 2022

    Happy New Year, fellow spinsters. What are you up to these days? Did you gift any cool handspun projects for Christmas? Did you get any cool fiber (or tools)?
    The best time to wear a striped sweater is all the time. -SpongeBob SquarePants

    #2
    I finally brought my wheel back out and have been trying to to a little bit at least every day since Tuesday. I am trying for a sock yarn using my Greenwood Fiberworks Superwash B FL/nylon prize fiber from SDF 2021. It is coming along. The color way is called Enchanted.
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    The best time to wear a striped sweater is all the time. -SpongeBob SquarePants

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    • rkennell
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      That will be so pretty! Can't wait to see what the end result is!

    #3
    My DIL gifted me an Andean plyer for Christmas. You can see it in this demo,


    https://youtu.be/Xsjfp3lA9m4
    Linda
    2022 Stasbusting week ending 1/8 WTD = +4 YTD = +4
    2021 Stash busted +194
    2020 Stash busted +160
    Book Challenge 2022



    "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost.
    The Old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost" JRR Tolkien

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    • rkennell
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      That is really handy! I've done Andean ply on my hands, but this would be a bit more convenient.

    #4
    I'm getting back into the groove. Working on some new fiber for me this weekend--it's a combo of neppy viscose and silk. A bit of a learning curve for me. After doing some online learning (YouTube) I found that it works best for me to spin from the fold, as well as it needs a tighter spin, so I have it down on the 3rd (from the largest) whorl. I just seemed to keep fighting it when spinning from the end, with patches of fiber that just want to be in clumps. Also I've learned to really keep a tight pinch on the fiber; otherwise, it will spin into the loose fiber and is almost impossible to get it loose again to re-spin it. It is a pretty fiber and I have no idea what I'm going to do with it yet. I had planned to go to the Fiberkind retreat this weekend and get a bunch of it spun, but hubby came down with covid and I think I might be getting it as well. Thankfully, he seems to be on the mend, and I think mine is pretty mild so far; (tested negative twice, but still feel it coming on a bit, so we'll see--I plan to re-test tomorrow) So just decided to make this my spinning retreat at home!
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    • PurlgirlButtons
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      Beautiful. It looks like something Summery!

    • rkennell
      rkennell commented
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      Thanks! I agree about the summery look! Maybe a summer sweater (if there's enough of it)

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    Not a great picture but pretty accurate colorwise. It is approx 325 yds of fingeringish weight.
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    The best time to wear a striped sweater is all the time. -SpongeBob SquarePants

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    • rkennell
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      So pretty! I love pretty much all the colors in there.

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