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1  Fiber Friday 10/19/2007 in Spinning: Completed Projects by woodlandsprite on: October 18, 2007 11:25:07 PM
Well. Technically it's not quite friday where I am, but it is in most other places!

I finally finished a handspun project - and I had to spin extra yarn to finish it!  The ball of yarn on the keyboard in the photo collage is all I have left after binding off!



It's a wing of the moth shawl - spun from merino & angora with some sparkle - unfortunately no matter what I do, I can't get the sparkle to appear in the photos

I'm now contemplating spinning for another lace project....

Can't wait to see everyones creations (unless you guys are all quiet and resting up for Rhinebeck.  *sigh* I wish I could Rhinebeck!)
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2  Handspun Wing of the Moth! in Knitting: Completed Projects by woodlandsprite on: October 18, 2007 02:36:05 PM

Hi everyone! I finally finished with my wing of the moth shawl Cheesy
The yarn is handspun singles, spun by me from batts in the Arizona Sycamore colorway from Spritely Goods as well as fibers handblended at the wheel (resulting in the more stripy colors at the edge of the shawl.

I did run out of yarn during the process of the knit and had to spin more - luckily I have plenty of fiber on hand Smiley

Needles used were US6 and after a rather aggressive blocking, the shawl is very big, at 7 feet 8 inches for a wingspan and it's about 46" from the top edge to the bottom tip.

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3  Wabenschal (lace scarf) in Knitting: Completed Projects by woodlandsprite on: September 17, 2007 04:44:41 PM


I appear to be on a lace kick.  Not only have I finally cast on for Wing o the Moth, I've  recently finished this lace project.   

The pattern is called Wabenschal
The yarn is Spritely Goods Sylph in limited edition Spring Chaparral Colorway
Knit on US 8 needles

It's a scarf, though I suppose it can be used as a table runner.  It's actually a really long parallelogram rather than just a rectangle, which is why you see the slanting of the colors in the photo.  It was a pleasure to knit, and it was quick to finish.  I had to block it twice to try to "shorten" it (by stretching it more in it's width to force the length to "shrink") since I'm no good at guessing finished length in lace projects such as this.

I also am in the process of attempting to select yarn and beads for Secret of the Stole - if you want to check those choices out and help me make my decision, the yarns are posted on my blog
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4  Re: Fiber Friday 8/31/07 in Spinning: Completed Projects by woodlandsprite on: September 04, 2007 12:32:55 PM
yikes, it seems like forever since I've posted!

The yarns are gorgeous...

the Bon, sorry to hear of the troublesome times Sad my condolences on your loss.

Spinning wise, I've got these:

both skeins from the same fibers - main difference is one was handblended at the wheel while spinning, the other was carded.
They are for a wing o the moth shawl Smiley for the Spun Stitches knit along Cheesy

I've also got these:

spun from my own merino-firestar batts. Slight over twisting in some places, I was having some issues with the wheel Sad
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5  Dayflowers and Leaves - Lace Scarf in Knitting: Completed Projects by woodlandsprite on: September 04, 2007 12:17:19 PM


mmmm lace Smiley
Pattern: my own - I'm still trying to decide if I'm going to type the beast out and make it available.  The two motifs have differing rows, resulting in a full even pattern repeat 80 rows in length!

I'm also toying with flipping the leaf motifs and possibly removing the "border" stitches between the motifs...but eyeballing the chart tells me it's going to take some fussing to do it.

Yarn: Spritely Goods Sylph in Globe Mallow

Needles: US8
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6  Bamboo Baudelaires in Knitting: Completed Projects by woodlandsprite on: May 31, 2007 04:16:13 PM


I finally got a chance to finish my baudelaires!
US 1
Yarn: Regia Bamboo Color

Pattern: Baudelaire from Knitty

Comments: Not bad once I finally got the sizing right (partially my own fault because I almost never swatch socks).  They are a bit difficult to get up over the heel, I suspect knitting longer before starting the gusset might have fixed that problem...but I'm not ripping em back again.

A much more lengthy discussion can be found on my Finished Objects Blog for those that are interested.
Direct Link here.
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7  Re: Fiber Friday - April 20th in Spinning: Completed Projects by woodlandsprite on: April 20, 2007 01:37:27 PM
oh my goodness, such gorgeous work, as always!
I have three full bobbins, that I just wound off for soaking:



11 ounces in total, about 800 yards.
Nameless so far. *sigh*
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8  Re: Fiber Friday-- April 6 in Spinning: Completed Projects by woodlandsprite on: April 07, 2007 03:29:26 PM
oh my goodness.
Such gorgeous work this week! And a handknit Clap! Yowsa!

Here's mine:

it's called Newspaper - after the children's riddle:
what's Black and White and "red" all over? Cheesy
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9  Re: Fiber Friday 2/23/07! in Spinning: Completed Projects by woodlandsprite on: February 23, 2007 08:28:03 AM
oooh! Easterbun - that looks so fine!!!  And hooray for the new contributors!

Here's what I'm working on...

but now I'm trying to decide if I need to overdye it or not...
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10  Re: Fiber Friday 2/2/07 in Spinning: Completed Projects by woodlandsprite on: February 02, 2007 11:45:24 AM
ooh! Gorgeous!
I haven't done any spinning this week, tho I've been knitting like a crazed thing.

I did do a bunch of dyework though!



CoffeePot Rock, superwash Merino 64's - A friend spun a bunch of this up, and it's just gorgeous.



Orange Berry Sherbet - Merino 64's - I did a dye job of this stuff a while back and spun a hefty skein for a holiday gift  I love how bright it is Cheesy



mm mm! Brown and pinks - a favorite color combo Cheesy  This is Raspberry Truffle, superwash merino 64's



And finally, some lovely muted greens.  Chaparral - superwash merino 64's

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