It matches my old hair!
My hair was a dozen different shades of green, blue, and turquoise. Being the matchy-matchy girl that I am, I wanted a scarf that matched my hair. I searched and searched for a scarf and couldn't find it. So, I figured I'd just crochet one. And of course, I couldn't find a varigated yarn in 'my' colors. So, I just figured that I would finally get around to learning how to spin yarn. I used a drop spindle, which you can make cheaply, but I bought mine for $7 off a user on Etsy. This yarn is made of Lincoln wool, mohair, merino wool, bamboo fiber, and angelina. I figured that I'd try the different fibers so that I could get a feel of them. Angelina is that glittery stuff. The mohair and lincoln were the easiest to use as a beginner, they had the most 'grab.' The bamboo was very slippery, but super-soft. If you are interested in trying to spin your own yarn, there are tons of videos all over the web. I'd make a tutorial, but it's really hard to learn how to just from pictures, videos are the way to go.
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I hope it helps. this is how i learned. It really is pretty easy.
Spinning yarn is so much easier than I thought it would be, I did a majority of this sitting on the couch or at work when my boss wasn't around. I suggest that you do a little research, just type "spinning drop spindle" into your search engine or on youtube or you can check out the lj community spinning fiber. My advise to to pre-draft (pulling the wool or other fiber into long, thin strips before spinning), it makes things so much easier. And also, go with a fiber like Blue Faced Leicester or Mohair to start off with, as they are a lot easier to work with. To start out, you'll probably be looking at a cost of about $25 USD if you decide to purchase a drop spindle instead of making one. About $15 for the wool if you make your drop spindle.