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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 9/17/2010 on: September 18, 2010 09:02:40 PM
Ahh artificial light: I did photoshop zap it a little to get the colours closer to true.

but as luck would have it the sun came out for just long enough to take this:


Stupid winter lack-of-sun.  Angry

Zombie_Queen: Kraken looks fun  Cheesy I really like the subtle purples and purple-greys in there.  I do admit to having a soft spot for famous couples though. It reminds me of something but i'm not too sure what.... :S
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 9/17/2010 on: September 18, 2010 03:24:02 AM
Fibre Festival?! I definitely need to travel more....

Sarahj2001:I really like the first two and your dyed wool! The Queen of Hearts does look very shiny (both literally and in the awesome way), but I'm more curious as to how your kool-aid wool will spin up Cheesy.

Slingmomma: The firestar/superwash looks so icy Tongue Does the firestar mess with the overall softness of the fibre at all?

SewMamaLady: That bamboo fiber is something else, very vibrant and it looks very silky.  Your last two (from the fiber swap and purchase) both remind me of the fruity smoothies we get in summer!

Freestyle: the yarn for onredboot looks interesting, what fiber(s) is it? Starburst looks lovely, the colours work really well together.


Now for the spin-along http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=358088.0 I'm doing a hat for myself largely due to a) a lack of fiber and b) a lack of time.... So, the hat will be made using the "Divine Hat" pattern over on Rheatheylia.com and pretty close to the last of my fiber  Cry


Some of the undyed roving


Dyed roving (only about half of it)


Some of the over-spun singles  Lips sealed

I've got it all plied now (waiting for reasonable light to photograph it) so I'll try and post it in the next few days  Undecided
3  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: spinning for a project spin-along? on: September 15, 2010 07:26:24 PM
It has begun! Cheesy  Dyed my roving a couple of days ago (delicious 19.5 micron merino i got on special) and got the singles done last night (1am x_x ) Will have pictures up over the weekend with luck- Fiber friday thread is most likely.

I've made a change to the project though... the hat is going to be mine, not the bfs (he already has one)  Tongue

EDIT: Posted first section of pics over in FF
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 09/10/2010 on: September 10, 2010 10:24:53 PM
Oh wow! Silence one week and now an explosion of amazing yarns!

I only have one contribution this week v_v but that's mostly due to my dwindling fiber supply. Never fear! i'll hopefully get fibers levels back up to where they should be soon  Cheesy



19.5 micron merino roving to start with, which i convinced my mum to try dyeing. Spun up really thickly (soo very very soft and squishy) then plied with some plain brown thread. I just want to continually nuzzle this stuff!
5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday-Aug 27, 2010 on: September 02, 2010 07:25:01 AM
nikschaf- the two green ones are pretty close to each other, theres a mini-skein of it too (not pictured). The squidgy brown- only the one pictured there from memory.

The green is actually quite fine- probably a thin fingering?  The brown i have no idea of but its considerably chunkier (and softer!)
6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: spinning for a project spin-along? on: September 02, 2010 07:22:58 AM
Ooo! Sounds tempting! Alas mine would be a small project (ie hat, mp3 case or amigurumi) thanks to the Uni monster  Sad but am definitely up for it  Cheesy
7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday-Aug 27, 2010 on: August 27, 2010 08:02:50 PM

Bah. Could not get a colour-accurate photo of this one. It's soft browns and greens, but the camera decided to add more brown >< Do you guys have any tips on getting decent photos of yarn?


very very soft. Again with the extra brown though :/ it's a shade or two more yellow/cream irl.
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday - Friday the 13th Edition! on: August 13, 2010 09:44:29 PM
Ack! You guys make me feel so lazy! I just haven't gotten arouMYOB EXO Business
Integrated Business MGT Software Making Business Life Easiend to spinning much. Though this weeks yarns have done a lot to motivate me- so many gorgeous colours

Oddacity- really loving your second yarn there it looks so squidgy Cheesy

Puppy_girl- the kool aid dye worked really well with the white and black. I would've thought that berry blue would give a super strong blue but the turquoise-ish colour you got is very appealing.
9  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: cardboard loom handbag. on: August 06, 2010 01:38:42 AM
Ooo! that is shiny (well not actually reflective but i'm sure you get what i mean)
A tutorial would be legendary!
It looks really dense, how hard was it to pack down so tightly?
10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday - July 23, 2010 on: July 26, 2010 02:16:17 AM
Rather late, but ah well. My third attempt on a wheel- slowly getting better Cheesy



and a close-up


All of it (unknown yardage) has gone to bfs' mum who taught me how to use her spinning wheel Smiley  100% merino about 13 or 14 wpi
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