my first handspun skein

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here is my first skein from a roving of alpaca wool i finally got around to preparing for spinning.

it’s done purely on a drop-spindle, and not a wheel. it’s completely “chunky” and not at all even. like i said, i have a long way to go, but i’ve caught the spinning bug. i look for 5 minutes to steal away every so often just to get some spinning in. i’m getting the hang of the drop spindle enough now that it makes it an enjoyable little hobby for me. i’m halfway through white alpaca roving that i’m getting very thin as i’ve learned to rove it thinner.

this isn’t a lot of yarn – it would get you about 3 rows of  15 stitches of a scarf. :) eventually i’ll spin off a great big skein…of our home-grown wool!

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I want to come live at Camp Liz for a week and learn everything from you :)

August 2nd, 2009 at 6:49 pm

This may seem a little odd, but I just have a question that I think you might be able to answer. I just bought a Eddie Bauer double stroller. It is a two-way and I can’t figure out how to put the infant seat on the front or the back. It has a bar in both places, but I can’t seem to get the infant seat to fit right. And I can’t seem to find any help on the internet either. I did an image search and it led me to your page. If you can help in any way that would be great. Thanks!

August 8th, 2009 at 1:40 am

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