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1  Re: Fiber Friday - April 20th in Spinning: Completed Projects by bitibis on: April 20, 2007 03:39:37 PM
Beautiful yarns this week!

I have two...
Spring Pastels


and Desert Sunset
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2  Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Gallery - Round 8 in The Swap Gallery by bitibis on: April 20, 2007 01:08:35 PM
I finally took a group photo! 



I received:
a cloth pad from the noodle princess: i loooove the colors!  it's so well made.
a neckwarmer from cindy_23492: i love the color of this, too, and the big red button.  I wore it around town when we had our last snowstorm. 
roving from raynbow: already spun into yarn, I think I might try to knit some armwarmers with it.  And I want to blend the pink/purple bits that she sent into some other fiber and spin that into something else.
a drawstring bag from reethi: great fabric!  I'm still deciding what treasures I'll stow in it.
and an owl pincushion from SewingLori: my new rabbit has already run off with the owl and made it her best friend to toss around and play with.  So I guess when I'm not sewing the owl will double as a rabbit toy (sans pins of course).

Thank you sooo much to everyone, everything was so great!
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3  Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Gallery - Round 8 in The Swap Gallery by bitibis on: March 30, 2007 02:38:22 PM
The purplicious bag rocks.  Everyone sent out such great stuff in this swap.

Here's all the yarn I spun for this swap.  Everything is standard wool except for the center skein on the right, which is an angora/wool blend.


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4  Re: Fiber Friday - 30th March in Spinning: Completed Projects by bitibis on: March 30, 2007 02:25:41 PM
Lyme-I looove both your color combinations
Knitwit-mango tree is excellence
Feralfeminine-thistle is beautiful

I spun the following for the sweat shoppe swap.  Never again!  At least not while in law school-it was a week of absolutely no sleep.
A spring sort of colorway, mill ends:

navajo plied mill ends

brown/white mill ends dyed blue:

Single, mill ends

A wool/angora blend in a natural fawn color dyed with yellows and gold
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5  Re: Fiber Friday 3/16 in Spinning: Completed Projects by bitibis on: March 16, 2007 10:37:43 AM
Wow...everyone's yarn looks spectacular...so even and nice.  And I love the coils and puffs of color...

I tried out some Sheep Shed superwash this week.  345 yards...thanks to my jumbo plying bobbin.
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6  Re: Handdyed Roving Swap in The Swap Gallery by bitibis on: March 15, 2007 07:30:29 PM
Here is the wonderful fiber that I received from mayerlove:


Clockwise from top left: dark green wool/mohair blend, tons of silk hankies, natural farm wool, blue and purple corriedale.

I've never spun corriedale or silk before and can't wait to try them out.  Thanks again mayerlove!
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7  Re: Handdyed Roving Swap in The Swap Gallery by bitibis on: March 08, 2007 03:11:27 PM
This is a photo of the roving I sent to mayerlove:

Commercially dyed wool on the top, hand-dyed wool/angora mix in the middle, and hand-dyed merino on the bottom
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8  Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 8! in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by bitibis on: February 28, 2007 08:12:46 PM
I'm in!  And I'm spinning yarn.  I just got a shipment of superwash (suitable for washing in a machine), mohair, and standard wool.  Plus all the other fiber I have.  Anyway, here are some examples of yarn I've spun:

I'm thinking of doing some experimenting with the superwash because it's already dyed light blue and I don't want to dye it again-like coils or plying it with a beaded thread to add a little sparkle/texture.
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9  Re: Fiber Friday 2/23/07! in Spinning: Completed Projects by bitibis on: February 23, 2007 01:08:20 PM
Everyone's yarns look so great.

Here's fluffinella: 106 yards of squishy merino, navajo plied
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10  Handspun Hat in Knitting: Completed Projects by bitibis on: February 08, 2007 09:31:24 PM
I spun up all my scrap fiber and didn't know how the yarn would turn out or how it would knit up-especially since it's a big mix of wool, angora, merino, mohair, hemp, and alpaca-but I really like how the colors blended together.  I based it off this pattern but modified it because my yarn wasn't as thick.... http://droppedstitches.blogspot.com/2004/11/two-movie-easy-knit-hat-pattern.html

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