Attention all Spin Along members! We are doing a Virtual Spin-in beginning May 18, 2012 at 12 noon your local time until May 20, 2012 12 midnight your local time.
During this Spin-in, we are going to have a spinning swap. It is not required to participate in the swap in order to participate in the Spin-in. If you wish to participate in the swap, please send me a Personal Message with your mailing address. DO NOT POST ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION HERE. KP IS VERY GOOD ABOUT KEEPING OUR PRIVATE INFORMATION PRIVATE. Every time we have a new member I have sent you a friend request. So if you have accepted my friend invitation, you can PM me with no problems. If you haven't accepted my friend invitation, just go to your friends list in the upper right hand side of the page and then click on Requests. Just accept my request and we should be good to go to send PMs to each other. IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SWAY, WHOEVER YOU ARE MATCHED WITH WILL BE GIVEN YOUR MAILING ADDRESS. The swap will be for one skein of your handspun yarn. It does not have to be the yarn you spin during the Spin-in. And if you wish to send your swap partner anything else, that is up to you but not necessary. Please note that any international members are welcome to participate so there could be international shipping charges which you could incur. IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SWAP, PLEASE SEND ME A PM BY MAY 12th SO I CAN MATCH PEOPLE UP FOR THE SWAP. Everyone who participates name will go into a hat. I will make a list of those participating, listing people as they send me a PM. I will draw names and list them to those participating in the order you notified me. This way it maybe that you have to send a skein of your homespun from someone different you receive a skein from. That way, I don't have to worry about an odd number of people participating.
I suggest if you participate in the Spin-in, let us know what you plan to spin and on what kind of wheel or spindle, how much you plan to spin, any new technique or new fiber you plan to use. This is not a contest and there will be no prizes. This is just a way to encourage you to keep a record for yourself.
Any questions? Post them here. Remember, the only stupid question is the one not asked. And remember, this is for fun and to help you improve your spinning skills. You set your own goals and no harm if you don't meet your own goals.
Love the colors!
Wow! So bright and happy!
Oh yummy!! You can just go ahead and send that cormo my way! I'll take good care of it. It's soooo beautiful Christina! I love love that colorway. Did you dye that?
And the second one is squishy goodness. Great job on your first batt!! I can't wait till I can get a drum carder! It's on my "to get" list!
Oh Bren - I KNOW you'd take good care of it! This cormo was my first 'experiment' with dyeing a new colorway but the colors broke and i thought it wasn't pretty enough to put on the shoppe. I ended up dyeing different colors for COFFEE BEAN & TEA LEAF which came out more even. i told myself i would spin this up and keep it for myself cuz it might be too ugly, but i'm actually thinking it's quite pretty! i can't believe it's so many yards (was thinking of you Bren when I was skeining it up). once i get better at lace knitting, perhaps i'll knit myself up something :)
the drum carder is awesome and i've got a few ounces of different dyed up merino and falkland cooling off now. will have to start spinning after lunch.
I have yet to get that much yardage on plied yarn, Christina! I hope I will be able to one day, Now that I have my new whorl I'm sure I'll be able to accomplish that soon.
As far as the colors breaking in the roving...I don't see it. It turned out beautiful. I really love that colorway. It's so pretty.
Your cormo would make a beautiful shawl Christina. I'm taking a lace course online over at craftsy and am actually making a lace shawl without being too stressed out. I highly recommend it. I'm not using lace yarn but fingering. You make two shawls with the class and I'm still on the first one. On second one I think I'll be brave and use lace weight yarn.
You can go at your own pace and the class never expires. It's on sale right now too!!
thanks Bren - i'm grateful for the feedback. i am on craftsy's mail list so i get all the emails from them. there have been a couple other classes i've been interested in doing - just haven't found the time. i think my first shawl will need to be with fingering yarn. i find i tend to have trouble with lace weight maybe because it's so fine. i'm glad you're enjoying the class and thanks for the link!
Ooh, that is yummy, Christina. Congratulations. I'm hoping we will find some batts in your shop soon.
me too! i'm out of town next weekend but will keep practicing during the week if time permits. i just dyed up some merino to run thru the carder - yay!
Oooo, I love your batt! Soooo pretty. And 606 yards PLIED from 3.83 oz! Super fine lace weight to be sure! It's gorgeous. What are you going to do with it?
Love love love love love! Both are gorgeous!