A slippery slope

12 May, 2008 at 4:06 am (knitting)

Way back when, back when I first really got into knitting, I told myself and everyone who would listen that spinning didn’t really interest me. I mean, I can buy some pretty amazing yarn, so why bother to make some myself?

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Oops. 😀

I definitely need to upgrade to a better spindle, and I’m on my last 2oz of starter fiber. But I see a lot of spinning in my future, especially since I have pretty much killed my wrists with all the knitting I’ve been doing–not only did I knit Hera in five days, but immediately after I finished those I whipped through the leg of another sock,
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and the back and left front of a nice, springy bolero (ignoring the fact that it will, of course, be summer by the time I finish).
springboleroleftfront

I’m off to hunt through Etsy for some good spinning fiber… anyone have any favorites?

*edits* this is, apparently, my 100th post to this blog. *confetti!* Maybe I’ll hold a contest later in the week…

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3 Comments

  1. turtlegirl76 said,

    Oh I have a few…

    Noelle’s Noodles: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=1565

    Gale’s Art; http://galesart.com

    Black Bunny Fibers: http://blackbunnyfibers.com

    Emma at Dragonfibers: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5116640

    How’s that for starters? Yay spinning!

  2. Kate said,

    I love C*Eye*ber (http://www.ceyeberfiberyarns.com/shop/). She was the one to get me into the whole mess of spinning and I blew through 4oz of her merino in a Percocet-induced haze for my first spinning experience. Good times!

  3. Samantha said,

    It’s not etsy, but I like beaverslide dry goods fiber.

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