Wool yarn from the backs of the sheep

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Re: Wool yarn from the backs of the sheep

Postby churro » Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:56 am

zelph wrote: What dimensions and weight should one be?


That sort of depends on the wool and the diameter of the yarn you want, though there's a wide range of sizes that will work, maybe just not as fast a perfectly sized one. I'd start with a top-whorl spindle thats maybe 3-4" in diameter and not too heavy. At first you will probably have trouble coordinating the twist and the stretch, so too heavy a spindle will break off the yarn more often.

At first, until you get the hang of it, try the "park and draft" method. Basically, you over twist the yarn that's already made, then park the spindle under your thigh or between your knees while you draft out the fibers and let some of the twist run into the roving you have drafted out. It's much easier than trying to coordinate a spinning spindle with your drafting efforts.

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Re: Wool yarn from the backs of the sheep

Postby zelph » Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:35 am

Sounds like a plan...... for a beginner like me we'll call it "park and rest" until I get the hang and twist of it :D

I can hardly contain myself to perfect the method and then move on to muskox under fur :lol: :lol: just kidding. The info on muskox is hard to imagine :shock: thanks for sharing your talents. :D
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Re: Wool yarn from the backs of the sheep

Postby zelph » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:32 pm

My wool arrived Saturday.

The weather is going to be messy beginning late tonight :(

I got sidetracked. Yesterday I bought a bread making machine from a friend for $10.00 cause my wife would not let me use hers to experiment with :roll: . I've been wanting to bake a meatloaf. The machine has a rectangular, horizontal bread pan. I got a 2 pound meatloaf cooking in right now. :D

I wanted one for the camper to use as an oven. I think it's going to work out just fine....it's MY oven :lol:
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Re: Wool yarn from the backs of the sheep

Postby churro » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:29 pm

Excellent! I can practically smell the meatloaf and feel the wool.

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Re: Wool yarn from the backs of the sheep

Postby zelph » Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:26 am

Success!!!! the meatloaf turned out great :D My wife approved :D She loves meatloaf and now she loves me even more cause now I can cook for her :lol: in my new oven :D

I'll post a photo of the loaf tomorrow.
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Re: Wool yarn from the backs of the sheep

Postby Ridgerunner » Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:47 am

churro wrote:Excellent! I can practically smell the meatloaf and feel the wool.


I like the smell of meatloaf and the feel of wool myself ;)
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Re: Wool yarn from the backs of the sheep

Postby Ridgerunner » Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:49 am

What model of bread cooker are you using that has a rectangular, horizontal bread pan in it?
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Re: Wool yarn from the backs of the sheep

Postby zelph » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:58 am

Ridgerunner wrote:What model of bread cooker are you using that has a rectangular, horizontal bread pan in it?


Toastmaster Model TBR15

There are some photos of it on ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TOASTMASTER-BRE ... 1406837869

and here is my first try at meatloaf:


This is the machine that my wife has with a really nice rectangular pan:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/West-Bend-Baker ... 5d4af5a76a


Here is a machine that I found doing a little search on ebay, dif model but rectangular:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Welbilt-ABM2H22 ... 5d5384ca43
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Re: Wool yarn from the backs of the sheep

Postby churro » Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:43 am

My mouth is watering. I have half a pig at the butcher's ready for pickup, and a neighbor sells some wonderful grassfed ground beef. I was toying with the idea of mixing lamb, beef and pork to make a big ol' meatloaf...yum.

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Re: Wool yarn from the backs of the sheep

Postby zelph » Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:44 am

I was toying with the idea of mixing lamb, beef and pork to make a big ol' meatloaf...yum.


Ah-ha, that's your weekend project :D

Mixing them all together, what flavor do you think will dominate? beef? Pork? Lamb?

P.S.....Just had a thought of getting a small pot roast for the bread machine...maybe a lamb roast if there is such a thing :o :?
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