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    Rockin’ Rookies

    If you are a relatively new spinner with up to 2 years of experience, this is a great place to come and be encouraged by other "rookies". Share what works for you and what doesn't, encourage or be encouraged if you get frustrated, and ask questions! Don't be afraid to share pictures of what you're having trouble with or what you're excited to be accomplishing!
    Last edited by Char; 08-28-2020, 11:14 PM.

    #2
    Hello! I'm Allison, and I will be the co-moderator for Team Rockin' Rookies. I'm a new spinner so my goals will be modest: 30 minutes a day min. and an hour minimum on Challenge Days. I also hope to knit a little something with handspun during this time, it may just be a swatch sampler.
    Please introduce yourself, share your SDF goals and if you have a better team name, please share suggestions. And let's share a lot of pictures of our spins: the good, the bad, and the well, you know...it's ALL GOOD!
    2020 Stashbuster MAL Week Ending 9/19 =
    +6~~ YTD =+6
    Spin de Fleece 🚴 Team Rockin' Rookies 🐑 Week 1: 12.25 hrs. Week 2: 5.5 hrs. Week 3: 7:15 GT: 25:10

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      #3
      I bought my first wheel and took my first spinning class two years ago at a fiber festival in Oregon. I have that Lendrum DT and my newest obsession, an Electric Eel Wheel Nano. I plan on spinning mostly on my Nano and my goal is to do at least 15 minutes a day.
      2020 Stashbuster MAL WTD 3, YTD -23

      Spin de Fleece 2020 Team Rockin Rookies

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        #4
        Yippeee! Another Rookie Nano Spinner! At least I won't feel like I'm talking to myself now!
        2020 Stashbuster MAL Week Ending 9/19 =
        +6~~ YTD =+6
        Spin de Fleece 🚴 Team Rockin' Rookies 🐑 Week 1: 12.25 hrs. Week 2: 5.5 hrs. Week 3: 7:15 GT: 25:10

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        • Shauna825
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          Not alone at all! I love the portability and ease of the nano vs pulling out my Lendrum. It's so much easier to get those few spare minutes each day that way.

        • Spice2s
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          How do you get the colored titles at the end of your post ? The stashbuster mal and the spin de fleece line ?

        • PurlgirlButtons
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          Spice2s. Click on your name button at the top right corner of your screen, on the drop-down menu choose user settings. From there click the ACCOUNT tab which is to the right of
          PROFILE. Scroll down the page to You should see Conversation Detail Options. Click on Edit Post Signature. A window should open where you can type whatever you want and a toolbar above it gives you options to change the size, font, color of text, etc. Make sure you hit ALL of the save buttons, there is one at the bottom of that box, THEN at the top of the screen after you click OK, there is a SAVE CHANGES
          button. I hope this helps, let me know if you need any trouble-shooting.

        #5
        I got my 15 minutes, plus some, in today. I started a new braid of fiber by Ashford, an 80% merino 20% silk blend. The silk is challenging. I've had to slow my nano speed (usually I'm going full blast) because it seems like this blend is prone to becoming overspun easily. The color is Juniper. I'm always amazed how the fiber looks compared to what it looks like spun up.
        2020 Stashbuster MAL WTD 3, YTD -23

        Spin de Fleece 2020 Team Rockin Rookies

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        • PurlgirlButtons
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          Beautiful! I haven't tried anything with silk yet, that would be a good challenge, but I'm trying not to buy too much fiber!

        • Shauna825
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          PurlgirlButtons good for you. I really didn't need fiber, but once I spun a skein of purple and pink the idea for a So Faded sweater popped in my head and wouldn't leave. I didn't have anything else that would be close enough to match.

        • FreedomLover
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          This is gorgeous!

        #6
        Spins for Sdf day 1: 1st time spinning Polwarth. I am very very happy with this fiber from Banshee Fiber Art Studio. I might be spinning it a little too thin? Click image for larger version

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        2020 Stashbuster MAL Week Ending 9/19 =
        +6~~ YTD =+6
        Spin de Fleece 🚴 Team Rockin' Rookies 🐑 Week 1: 12.25 hrs. Week 2: 5.5 hrs. Week 3: 7:15 GT: 25:10

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        • PurlgirlButtons
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          I guess I'm worried about it being too compact ... Maybe I should chain ply a little sample before I spin the whole thing, 😂.

        • FreedomLover
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          The colors in this are stunning.

        • Readyfox
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          You could also do a three ply. I think it depends on what you intend to make with it. Now I'm going to have to check out the Banshee Fiber Art Studio. Nice color.

        #7
        Day 2 spinning. I finished my first bobbin of singles, 33g. I've divided my fiber into thirds for a traditional three ply. I like how the color is looking and the silk is adding a really pretty sheen.
        2020 Stashbuster MAL WTD 3, YTD -23

        Spin de Fleece 2020 Team Rockin Rookies

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        • Carlota
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          Lovely. Matching bobbin too - nice going! I agree about comparing the roving to the yarn - it will usually look different to me on the bobbin than in the braid. Often it looks darker, and more heathered, depending on the dyeing.

        • Shauna825
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          Carlota, I'm not sure how different this will look when it's plied. I'm hoping for a somewhat solid color but no matter what it's going to be beautiful!

        • Carlota
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          I agree - beautiful - that's where I say it's all good or in this case marvelous!

        #8
        I love your pink bobbin! Is that from another company? I tried bobbins from another company and they seemed rough on the tension band.
        2020 Stashbuster MAL Week Ending 9/19 =
        +6~~ YTD =+6
        Spin de Fleece 🚴 Team Rockin' Rookies 🐑 Week 1: 12.25 hrs. Week 2: 5.5 hrs. Week 3: 7:15 GT: 25:10

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        • Shauna825
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          Yes this bobbin is from Snortimer's Hub. I didn't like it near as well as the originals, but this was my first time trying them out. I have three and after spinning on this one I went back to the original ones. This one made a horrible clacking noise, put my old ones back on and they are super quiet. I've heard a lot of good things about the pink ones, they have threaded ends so for sure they won't pop apart.

        • PurlgirlButtons
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          Yes, Snortimer's Hub is the company I got my other ones from, I couldn't think of the name. I made a new tensioner for those, but they did make a racket. I ended up buying more from Maurice.

        #9
        I get much less spinning done on the weekdays because work....but Day 3 I got at least 15 minutes in. This is for my second of three bobbins.
        2020 Stashbuster MAL WTD 3, YTD -23

        Spin de Fleece 2020 Team Rockin Rookies

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        • PurlgirlButtons
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          You are cruising through it pretty fast, though for such a fine spin. We'll just have to be patient to see the end result.

        #10
        My week so far...I am spending way too much time spinning! Click image for larger version

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        2020 Stashbuster MAL Week Ending 9/19 =
        +6~~ YTD =+6
        Spin de Fleece 🚴 Team Rockin' Rookies 🐑 Week 1: 12.25 hrs. Week 2: 5.5 hrs. Week 3: 7:15 GT: 25:10

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        • PurlgirlButtons
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          No, not really, but I do have 3 sisters who might like a little something for Christmas! (I have 2 more braids from Banshee Fiber Arts.)

        • rkennell
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          You'll be glad to have all this yarn when you start in on those Christmas presents! You're churning out some serious yarn!

        • Shauna825
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          @purgirlbuttons you have some lucky sisters!

        #11
        Days 4, 5, and 6. Not nearly so much spinning time during the work week but I’m meeting my 15+ minutes a day every day so I’m happy with that. Still working my way through bobbin 2 of 3.
        2020 Stashbuster MAL WTD 3, YTD -23

        Spin de Fleece 2020 Team Rockin Rookies

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        • Shauna825
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          Carlota I felt bad posting such minor changes every day so I thought it would be better to combine a few days.

        • rkennell
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          Shauna825 - no worries. I'm still on my first bobbin as well. It looks like you're doing a pretty fine spin, so it will take longer. And considering you're also working during the day, give yourself a huge pat on the back for what you've accomplished!

        • PurlgirlButtons
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          Yes, that is a great way to keep track...much neater than my scribbles on paper taped to the bobbin!
          hahaha

        #12
        Day 6, ready to ply and I'm wondering if I should attempt putting them all together because I don't love knitting thin yarn unless it is socks, but then again, my little wheel may not be able to handle it...I'm never going to know unless I try. But perhaps that is a test for another day, perhaps some plain yarn. I don't have many bobbins, though, so I may just need to do a 3-ply and get my bobbins empty. Click image for larger version

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        2020 Stashbuster MAL Week Ending 9/19 =
        +6~~ YTD =+6
        Spin de Fleece 🚴 Team Rockin' Rookies 🐑 Week 1: 12.25 hrs. Week 2: 5.5 hrs. Week 3: 7:15 GT: 25:10

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        • Carlota
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          I would think you could do it if you have a couple of empties to ply onto. You may fill more than one bobbin with plied yarn before all 3 bobbins of singles run out. I'm on my first longer spin and there is a bit of a shuffling going on bobbin wise. Practicing really isn't a bad idea though if you go slowly there and stop and check your twist angle it should go fine

        #13
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ID:	71634I spent a good part of the afternoon fighting with my bobbins, but almost emptied 3 partials onto this one. I think I need a better brake system on my shoebox lazy kate, lol!
        2020 Stashbuster MAL Week Ending 9/19 =
        +6~~ YTD =+6
        Spin de Fleece 🚴 Team Rockin' Rookies 🐑 Week 1: 12.25 hrs. Week 2: 5.5 hrs. Week 3: 7:15 GT: 25:10

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        • Shauna825
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          This is so pretty! I hope you'll post a picture in the skein form to show all the other colors in there.

        • rkennell
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          I agree--I'd love to see it in the skein!

        #14
        Day 7 I finished my second of three bobbins! I’m so excited to see how this looks plied up.
        2020 Stashbuster MAL WTD 3, YTD -23

        Spin de Fleece 2020 Team Rockin Rookies

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        • rkennell
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          Woohoo! Can't wait to see it plied!

        • Carlota
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          That's already beautiful but when plied it will be amazing!

        #15
        Knocking out my day's spinning early and added to a bobbin in progress, just some Corriedale mix that I hand-dyed a couple of weeks ago.
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        2020 Stashbuster MAL Week Ending 9/19 =
        +6~~ YTD =+6
        Spin de Fleece 🚴 Team Rockin' Rookies 🐑 Week 1: 12.25 hrs. Week 2: 5.5 hrs. Week 3: 7:15 GT: 25:10

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        • rkennell
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          I love your colors! (and your choice of website in the background!)

        • FreedomLover
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          I second rkennell 's comments.

        • Carlota
          Carlota commented
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          That hand dyeing was an accomplishment and look how neat it is spun.

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