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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday November 7th 2008 on: November 07, 2008 05:47:18 AM
Happy Fiber Friday!
I guess I haven't posted in a while... I always forget it is Friday lol Wink

Here are my last few...

Sunset Lagoon, single spun from a Cloudlover batt


Moonage Daydream, corespun from a Rawfish batt & then plied with thread and sequins


Syren's Song, single spun from a Cloudlover batt


Cyprus, single spun from Cloudlover BFL roving


Off to work... TGIF!
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 10-17-08 on: October 17, 2008 08:26:55 PM
the noodle princess - those nests are really cute!
3  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 10-17-08 on: October 17, 2008 05:54:22 AM
I haven't posted in a while... This week I got over a slump that lasted about 2 and a half weeks in which I couldn't seem to make my self sit down to spin at all. I guess it was a combination of busy-ness with other things I needed to do, and a lack of inspiration. Anyways, here is one of the ones I never posted in Sept., the ones I spun this week, and a couple of FOs/almost FOs made with handspun!

Icicle -  "Twists" yarn, handspun with my "Air Element" inspired July Loop SSB Club Batt.
Contains alpaca & sparkle & other such nummyness! Approx. 34 yds, 3.8 oz.



Age of Aquarius -  Single spun from Hobbledehoy's Aquarius batts, contains merino & sparkle. Approx. 240 yds, 3 oz.



Galileo! -  Single spun from Cloudlover's Galileo batt... contains merino, glitz, sari silk, silk noil & angora. Approx. 160 yds, 2.5oz.




Autumn Dragon Scarf & Calorimetry - Knit with my "Autumn Approaches" yarn.


Evening Dragon Scarf - (Yes I really love the pattern, this one is for me the first is a gift)
Knit with my Black Amber yarn. It is actually more finished than this picture it only needs to be blocked now.



I painted some celtic knotwork onto my wheel Smiley I really love how it turned out...
it adds just a little touch of specialness.


Happy Fiber Friday!!!
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 9/19/08 on: September 22, 2008 03:48:00 AM
dragonflyducky & CreativeChick8 - Thanks! I had an awesome time!

Jadzy! I was there too! I didn't know you were a craftster too when i met you.  Cheesy (I'm Danika)
wasn't it a great weekend? I felt like crying when it was over and we were driving away. Cry I have some photos on flickr too. but i still have to photograph all the yarns i made.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/79152880@N00/sets/72157607415029380/
the noodle princess - Hey Danika! I didn't know you were a Craftster either! That's so cool Smiley Craftster was my first spinning love... Fiber Friday is what got me interested in spinning in the first place! It was great to meet you Smiley I had a really good weekend too. I was sad when it was over... and really tired... its amazing what kind of energy it takes to spin all day... I also have a sore right arm/shoulder  Tongue I think it's from the drum carder  Roll Eyes That was so much fun too  Grin I need to buy 2 drum carders lol. Too bad you live so far away  Cry It would be cool to hang out and spin some time.

Jadzy, I'm beyond jealous of your trip to Camp Pluckyfluff. I heard rumors of Camp PF coming to Alaska but then I moved away.
ivycircle - There has been talk on Ravelry about a Camp Pluckyfluff in Chicago sometime next year! I don't think that is too far from Indiana... I hope you get to go to one sometime!
5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 9/19/08 on: September 20, 2008 01:11:34 AM
I spent the day at Camp Pluckyfluff!!! It was a lot of fun... I finished 3 yarns, so I finally have something to post this week Smiley I'm exhausted! It has been a long day.



more pictures here http://www.flickr.com/photos/jadzeea-knits/sets/72157607382026516/ the pictures are also in a pool where we can all share them Smiley

Sorry if this post didn't all make sense... my brain is asleep, the rest of me should get the hint  Wink
6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: corespinning opinion sampling: all you addicts, please read!! on: August 30, 2008 11:42:19 AM
I'm pretty sure I use size 10 crochet cotton, it was a giant ball that says there is over 1.5 miles on it. (I googled it... it is size 10 & says it is bedspread weight.)
I've always spun it clockwise (because thats what I'm used to...) It does tend to get overspun, setting the twist tends to help... but I'll have to try spinning it the other direction to see what happens Smiley

7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday - August 29, 2008 on: August 29, 2008 07:21:38 AM
Happy Fiber Friday & Holiday Long Weekend!!!

I haven't had a lot of fiber time this week Sad working the early shift is quite draining Tongue
I spun only one yarn that took me several nights to finish.

Inspired by Cloudlover's "Waves become Wings" yarn, I had to try out the technique. Handspun from Hobbledehoy's LOLbatts & Ecru merino from my stash then plyed with a varigated polyester thread in green, orange & brown. It reminded me very much of how I have issues when using thread to ply. I added some coils occasionally & tryed out the supercoil technique at the end for a little bit. It is very bouncy & squishy & the skein looks huge (to me).

Autumn Approaches  Approximately 242 yds 3.9 oz.


8  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Koolaid dye won't set in wool yarn?? on: August 24, 2008 04:11:11 PM
Have you tried adding vinegar? I know there is citric adic in koolaid and you shouldn't need it, but maybe it isn't acidic enough
9  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008 on: August 22, 2008 04:23:09 PM
There is finally a little bit of sunshine outside today... (it has been raining for what seems like weeks...)
I wanted to take pictures of my wool in the backyard  Smiley
Congrats on your marriage Esther!
I love everyone's yarns this week Smiley Beautiful as always!

Seaworthy - single spun from my hand-painted superwash merino/nylon


A little colour on a cloudy day - single spun from my hand-painted superwash merino/nylon


Black Amber - single spun hand-painted Falkland roving from Cloudlover
5.5 oz approx 301 yds. I love this colourway!


Welcome to the Swamp! - single spun hand-painted BFL roving from Cloudlover
5 oz approx 277 yds. I'd like to knit something for my bf with this,
any suggestions on what would look good?
10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Possible First Wheel- Ashford Elizabeth [EDIT]- I bought her! Meet Gwen. on: August 18, 2008 09:19:23 AM
Your new wheel is beautiful! I like the flowers on it Smiley You got a great deal!
Happy Spinning Smiley
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