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.
Well, the results are beautiful.
As well you should be!
You did an awesome job...I'm just dyeing to squeeze your yarn :D)
It turned out beautifully. Which technique did you use?
Applying dyes in small quantities with a stencil brush then steaming to set the colors.
You certainly got beautiful results!
Did you take any pictures of the roving or fiber before you started spinning it?
Ooooo! Lovely! Nice job!
Looks great Julie!
beautiful!! love the warm colors :)
aloha all! so, i got home this evening and saw a package by the door which i was sure was the shipment of dyes i had ordered. i didn't even look at the shipping label - thinking it was the dye company - and when i opened it, i thought, hmmm, i wonder why the inside flap says "Knitter's Nest" inside?
so now i'm thinking Jo ordered dyes too and maybe they got our orders mixed up? (this is how the brain works after driving LA's 405 and 101 freeways). imagine my surprise to find the BEST monday present EVER!! not only is Jo's yarn GORGEOUS, but she added a fantastic yarn barn, stitch markers (the most beautiful ones i've ever owned) and a bag of macadamia nut brittle! thank you so much Jo for all these goodies :) i had to take the macadamia brittle out and put it in a bowl because my face didn't fit inside the ziplock bag - lol!!
isn't her yarn to dye for? tee hee. will put the stitch markers and yarn barn to good use tonight (casting on a new pair of socks), will try to save some brittle for tomorrow and will fondle my new yarn for the rest of the evening. Jo - you're far far too generous and i can hardly wait to meet you in person in September! thank you thank you thank you!
Wow or wow! Christina, What a great swap gift! The yarn alone would have been fantastic (Jo, I love it)... but the other items, are also wonderful! Congrats!