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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday July 31, 2009 on: July 31, 2009 10:05:40 AM
Hi! Happy to be here again!

This week all the yarns are wonderful!!!
jiniphur, your baby alpaca is gorgeous - and the baby model is sooo cute!
Nesse, I think your single is yummy enough to remind you hamburgers. I love it!

My kids are having a great time here at the seaside, so I couldn't spin all the yarns that I had in mind.
I'm posting only two of them - the third one in still on the wheel :-)

With the first yarn I wanted to celebrate Marilyn and her song "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend". So I handspun this yarn adding a lot of sparkling elements and many pink velvet details.



The second yarn is a 2 ply, handspun from a superfine merino roving that I handpainted according to the sunset color palette. It's very soft and light. Gauge is 22 wpi.



That's all, folks!
I really have to go or my children will sell my wheel to the neighbours.

Many kisses!
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: unspun pencil roving question on: July 31, 2009 02:26:10 AM
Hi callmeflower9!
I recently knitted a jacket for my son using BFL pencil roving and I was very happy with the result.
But now it pills  Angry
Why don't you spin your roving?
Simply don't draft and treadle very slowly, using the slowest ratio on your wheel.
I did so to knit a pattern calling for Cascade Magnum and the result was very satisfactory.
Hope this may be of some help.
3  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Do you have a spinning blog? on: July 24, 2009 08:28:22 AM
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4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday - 24 July 2009 on: July 24, 2009 12:51:43 AM
Hi everybody!
It's Fiber Friday and I can't believe I'm the first here. How exciting!

Last Friday I couldn't be here with you because I had no internet connection.
However, I went on hanspinning my yarns for the Tour de Fleece and today I'm posting here some of them.

The first yarn was inspired by cartoon character Hello Kitty.
Red and pink merino rovings, a lot of sparkling red bows and some yellow kid mohair locks literally jumped through my Traveller's orifice to wind on the bobbin and recreate the colors of the tiny kitten my daughter loves so much.



The second yarn is a tribute to Noro Kureyon.
Handspinning this yarn has been very amusing and I like the pic I took of it "en plein soleil" Wink



This is Crazy Rainbow, a tribute to my virtual teacher Lexi Boeger, whose books have been so precious for my handspinning experience. I prepared a lot of hand dyed domestic wool rovings and handspun them randomly.



Colors of grape harvest inspired me for this yarn I named Vendemmia.
I handspun domestic wool with many odds and ends, including Colinette ribbons and chenille:



The last two yarns are Amethyst and Sodalite. They are made of superfine merino, kid mohair locks and mulberry silk and their colors match with the homonimous semi-precious stones.
They are  decorated with many stone chips as well.







I think that it's enough for today.
I hope that my internet connection will go on working, so that I may navigate through all the posts and yarns you'll be uploading.

Many kisses from Italy!



5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday - 10 July 2009 on: July 11, 2009 05:13:38 AM
Thank you everyone!
This first experience was incredible and I absolutely love all the yarn you posted.

Thank you, knkurz and misfitknits!
misfitknits: yes, I handpaint my rovings. I loooove handpainting!

Hope to meet you all here next Friday.

Antonella
6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday - 10 July 2009 on: July 10, 2009 05:10:42 PM
Hi everyone!
I'm new to Craftster, so this is my first Friday.
It's great for me to be here and have the chance to learn so much.
I would like to show you some yarns I handspun last week.

The first one is Turquoise. I loosely hand carded my handpainted supersoft merino, a lot of mohair locks and some white mulberry silk. Then I handspun the fibers on a core thread, adding a lot of turquoise stone chips.




This is Punk Fantasy, hand dyed superfine merino with mohair locks and silk hankies:




I handspun the following yarn for my little daughter, who asked me something sparkling to show up next winter.
It's a superbulky supersoft merino yarn, embellished with a lot of felt beaded poppies and plied with a golden thread.
Hope my little princess will like it.



And finally a regular, heavy worsted 2ply yarn.
I named it Aztec Dream.



This is all I could do this week.
Hope to be here next week, as I'm going on holiday and still don't know if I will have an internet connection.

Love from Italy

Antonella

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