Thursday, May 24, 2007

Spinning meme

My first meme! Got this one from Maia:

Bold those things you have done, italicize those you wish to do, and leave plain the ones that are of no interest to you.

FIBERS SPUN
Fine Wools (i.e. Merino, Cormo, Rambouillet, Polwarth, CVM, etc)
Longwool & Crossbreed Wools (i.e. BFL, Cotswold, Lincoln, Romney, Coopworth, Teeswater, etc.)
Down-type Wool (i.e. Black Welsh Mountain, Dorset, Cheviot, Shetland, etc.)
Double Coated Wool (i.e. Icelandic, Navajo-Churro, Karakul, etc.) (Just bought an Icelandic fleece!)
Mohair
Cashmere
Angora
Alpaca
Llama
Camel

Vicuna
Bison/Buffalo
Yak
Quiviut
Dog
Cat

Silk Caps/Bells/Hankies (have some on hand)
Silk Sliver
Linen
Hemp
Cotton (prepared)

Cotton from the Boll
Engineered Fibers (Rayon, Bamboo, Soysilk, Ingeo, Ecopoly, etc.)
Recycled Fibers (Sari Silk, Jeans, Garnetted, etc.)
Holographic Fibers (Angelina, etc.)
Commercially Combed Top
Commercially Carded Roving
Hand Combed Top
Hand Carded Rolags
Hand Drum Carded Batts


FIBER TOOLS USED
Flicker
Hand Cards

Mini-Combs
English Combs
Hackle
Diz
Distaff
Drum Carder
Nostepinne
Niddy Noddy
Yarn Meter
Skeiner
WPI Tool
McMorran Balance
Top Whorl Spindle

Mid-Whorl Spindle
Bottom Whorl Spindle (includes Turkish)
Supported Spindle (Navajo, Tahkli, etc.)
Castle Wheel

Saxony Wheel
Great Wheel

Portable Wheel (Little Gem, Joy, Lendrum, Hitchiker, etc.)
Electric Spinner
Charka

Tensioned Lazy Kate

SPINNING TECHNIQUES & YARN TYPES SPUN
Worsted Spun
Woolen Spun
Long Draw
Short-Forward Draw
Spin Over the fold

From the Lock
In the Grease

Double Drafting
Singles
Energized Singles
Andean Plied 2-Ply (Wheel or Spindle?)

Center-Pull Ball 2-Ply (Wheel or Spindle?)
2-Ply from Bobbins/Cops
3-Ply from Bobbins/Cops
Navajo Ply 3-Ply (Chained Singles)
4+ Ply from Bobbins/Cops

Bulky/Super Bulky Weight (on purpose!)
Worsted Weight
DK Weight
Sport Weight
Fingering Weight
Lace Weight
Cabled Yarns
Fulled Yarns
Slub Yarn
Marled Yarn (Barber-Poled Colors)

Seed Yarn (1 Thick and Soft Ply, 1 Firm and Thin)
Wrapped Spiral Yarn
Flame Yarn (Like Seed Yarn, but with Slubs)
Turkish Knot Yarn (not sure what this is, but I probably want to do it)(--me too -- Cynthia)

Boucle Yarn
Beaded Yarn
Coiled Yarn

Encased Yarn (Fabric, Flower, Feather, etc. Captured Between Plies)

OTHER RELATED ACTIVITIES
Buy a Fleece
Wash a Fleece
Blend Fiber Types (Combed or Carded)
Blend Colors (Combed or Carded)
Dye Handspun Yarn
Dye Prepared Roving/Top
Dye Locks

Solar-Dye Fiber
Kool-Aid/Food Coloring Dye Fiber
Natural Dye Fiber
Commercial Dye Fiber (Gaywool, Jacquard, etc.)
Attend a Wool Festival

Take a Spinning Class
Take a Dyeing Class
Spin in Public

Teach Children to Spin
Teach Adults to Spin
Knit with Your Handspun
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Crochet with Your Handspun
Weave with Your Handspun

Design a Project to Match Your Handspun
Design a Project from Fiber to FO

Spin Yarn to Match a Commercial Pattern
Make Socks from Handspun
Make a Scarf from Handspun

Make a Felted Project from Handspun
Make a Large Project from Handspun (Shawl, Adult Sweater, etc. >1000 yds) (a couple of projects have been right on the edge)
Keep a Spinning Journal (only to the extent that this blog counts)
Use A Reference Card to Aid Consistency
Spin Yarn for Pay (maybe)
Dye Fiber for Pay (maybe)
Write a Book on Spinning
Write an Article on Spinning
Make DIY Spinning Tools (PVC Niddy Noddy, Lazy Kate, CD Spindle, Hackle, Wrist Distaff, etc.)

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What does this show? Why, that I'm a dilettante, of course! I've tried all sorts of things but haven't finished a major project. That's my biggest goal right now. I'm spinning for a vest for me right now, and intend to spin & knit a sweater for next winter. I have about two thousand yards of sport weight yarn that I think will become a shawl, but I can't decide if I want to knit it or weave it or maybe even crochet it (I am fascinated by the construction of the crocheted shawl in the last SpinOff). Or maybe it will be something else. Anyways, I've been spinning on and off for 14 years; it's time I had some BIG THINGS to show for it.


I'm going away for the weekend -- just me, no spouse, no kids. I'm really hoping this will give me the chance to make some serious progress on my Pi Are Squared shawl, as long as the TSA cooperates.

Have a nice Memorial Day weekend.

1 comment:

Maia said...

It is fun to see everything you've done isn't it?

I need to work on spinning for larger projects too. I am in the process of dyeing some fleece for a sweater for myself. Hopefully I won't get distracted from doing all the prep work.o