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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday-Aug 27, 2010 on: August 27, 2010 10:54:46 AM
I finally have an offering lol.

This is Yosemite Paradise, it's exmoor horn, rare breed sheep.  270 yards, lace weight.  All spindle spun and plied.


This is what the fiber looked like before spinning.
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fun with a support spindle! on: July 13, 2010 02:00:07 PM
My dad made me a Russian support spindle with a matching bowl to go with it.  I'm finally getting the drafting down, it's a bit different from suspended spindling, which gives you two hands to draft with, with support spindles you do it with one hand.  I learned on some crappy merino, but I broke out some lush Alpaca.  It's drafting pretty easy and spinning up beautifully and I'm having a lot of fun with the support spindle, may have to get another  Cheesy




ETA: after posting realized I didn't post with the matching bowl.  The bowl in the picture is a small ceramic $.50 thrift store find lol.
3  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday-June 25,2010 on: June 25, 2010 08:14:26 AM
Ack!  I couldn't let Friday go without a post!  Grin

I'm still in the middle of plying my singles, I should be done later today, I'm letting the caffienne permeate a little more in my body lol.

This is the Ashland Bay Merino in English Garden, 4 oz.


Here is the in process of detangling a mess of my singles.  Which is why it's taking 2 days to ply my singles.  I was attempting to make a plying ball lol.


ETA: Finished plying, finished project is 238 yards of laceweight.

4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / 2 new spindles! on: June 09, 2010 06:20:31 PM
Both from my dad.  The first is a small lightweight spindle, it's super cute, but wobbles alot as it's .28 oz light.  I can get it to work and it spins thin, I told my dad that I would make it a pretty home to sit in lol.  May make a nice travel spindle, maybe for car travel where all you can do is park and draft, kwim.



This one is heavier, it's just over an ounce.  It spins forever and don't have to park and draft with it, which is a first for me. 



And then of course my mom the enabler, who bought me this stash of fiber, except for the BFL in the upper left corner, I bought that, I got a great deal on it. 

5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday-May 14,2010 on: May 14, 2010 06:29:16 AM
OOOO I get to start it this week.  I actually have something to show!

4oz of Merino/silk blend, 156 yard singles. 

6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Kick Spindle on: April 19, 2010 02:08:51 PM
Happy Mail came today!!!  I just got my kick spindle!  It's gorgeous and it works really well.  It spins nice and consistent singles.  I LOVE it!!!

Excuse my floor, I was at an Earth Day Festival all day yesterday, spinning at a booth lol.




7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Victorian Gothic Shawl on: April 04, 2010 06:31:38 PM
My swap partner received her package today so I can post this pretty shawl I made for her.  It's the Seraphina Shawl, I made it with Red Heart Soft which is so soft and cuddly and blocked out pretty well too. 

During blocking......




 Cool


8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / PSA: New spinners on: March 02, 2010 10:30:45 AM
So I wanted to just put this out there for the newer spinners or the ones that always think "I would love to learn to spin but I don't think I can do it"

I went to Stitches West this past weekend, I got to see all sorts of yarn and roving, you name it, it was there.  The big thing I noticed, all of this THICK and THIN yarn, looking like what we produce as newbies selling for a pretty penny. 

So my point is, don't stress the consistancy.  Just have fun with the artsy creativity at your fingertips  Grin
9  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber overload!!!! lol (pic Fatty McFatterstiens....) on: February 28, 2010 02:27:46 PM
I had the opportunity to go to Stitches West yesterday!!! Wow, talk about yarn overload!  But I had ALOT of fun.  I got to really stock up on fiber and really get out there and see and touch all the different fiber yummyness that's available.  Here's what I scored.

First up was a silk cap, it's just pink insanity, I'm even calling it that for now lol.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p228/Cheyenneswthrt07/Drop%20spindle/CIMG3404.jpg
The purple side.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p228/Cheyenneswthrt07/Drop%20spindle/CIMG3405.jpg

Then I came across this gorgeous handpainted corriendale wool. Looks like Tiger Lilys.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p228/Cheyenneswthrt07/Drop%20spindle/CIMG3406.jpg

Then awesome Merino wool.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p228/Cheyenneswthrt07/Drop%20spindle/CIMG3407.jpg

Last but definately not least lol.  The brown is Alpaca/silk blend and the Purple is Merino and silk blend, it is Oh Emm Gee to touch.  

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p228/Cheyenneswthrt07/Drop%20spindle/CIMG3408.jpg

Here is the Tiger Lily roving starting to be spun up.  All I can say is the Corriendale is easy to work with and so soft and fluffy.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p228/Cheyenneswthrt07/Drop%20spindle/CIMG3410.jpg
10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / First n-ply on: February 22, 2010 01:06:00 PM
I thought I wanted to just two ply this yarn when I was done but then decided nah, I'll try to n-ply it.  A small rocky start and after 3-4 chains, I got the hang of it.  Half of the awkwardness was coordinating my make shift lazy kate with working my spindle at the same time.  Anyways, my yarn is still hanging to dry but here is what it's looking like.  Last note, I also thwacked it, which was another first for me, but I kinda thought it needed it. 



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