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291  July 1 2011 Fiber Friday in Spinning: Completed Projects by jexxican on: July 01, 2011 02:13:58 PM
REALLY? How is there not a a FF thread yet? Did I miss it again? I hope not. Here's what I have spun recently:

This is stuff I was going to use for my Sheep to Shawl entry, then after I started crocheting I realized it didn't count as a shawl! I spun this mostly really dirty and greasy, even though I had washed it several times. Used about 5 1/2 bobbins worth for my "sweater."

So after it was spun, I threw it in the washer for a good hot agitated bath, felting it and cleaning it really good into this:

It is very rough and bumpy and uneven and I love it! I love the worked up texture! But man, that was a real bugger to pull apart/unwind. I wish I had a swift!
Since all of this, I have completed the sweater and even dyed it. But none of that goes here!

After spinning all of that I needed a break from my Local fleece and spun this from a "garden" batt:

~200 yards (even though I could hav e sworn it was more like 160) SW Merino, tencel, and angelina, 2 ply.
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292  Re: Embroidery Hoopla Rnd 5 - Color Spectrum Gallery!! (Send 6/6/11) in The Swap Gallery by jexxican on: June 17, 2011 03:19:22 PM

From Camelama. Sweet! Look at this detail:

I mean, all the branches are twisted together in the truck. This is so cool! The  fabric and threads (all but the shiny) are all hand dyed/organic. AWESOME! Oh, she also sent a postcard that matches the hoop. And a PC from Seattle with a Kracken Taking down a ship. They are rad. I didn't photograph them, though, sorry. Hm, I suck.
But yeah, I need to rearrange my hoop wall now and add this to it. All 4 hoops are purple but I'm about to make one for myself that's red and black, hm...
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293  Re: Fiber Friday: June 17, 2011 in Spinning: Completed Projects by jexxican on: June 17, 2011 08:34:45 AM
Dragonflower, you ruined the streak! I was about to post and my security system went nuts, ug!

Catielove, I've missed you! I love your yarns! I've been meaning to get some Saris from a friend. How did you like spinning that?

Antsy, I agree, that looks like Merino spun at it's best. I never get singles looking that good. You amaze me.

Calluna, That looks like it was so much fun. It should be your pride and joy. I'm impressed. I am excited to see what you are holding out on us.

Nittydread, your yarns are always amazing. This week I am digging Green Tea. What are you going to do with all of these?

I only post what I have spun through Thursday each week, so this stuff I spun on Friday. This thread always encourages me to spin.

160 yards "Bambino," colorway "Storm Clouds." Navajo plied

And a teaser picture of what I've been working on for the Challenge:

I'm now ready to start crocheting! We picked out the pattern last night now I just need the time to get a gauge swatch.
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294  Re: Monster Ninni Swap Gallery (MAIL BY 6/13/11) in The Swap Gallery by jexxican on: June 13, 2011 11:58:12 AM
I received from Crafty-in-tally! Look, he is cute.

She said he is a biker for my boy. I would try for an action shot but Russ is occupied with the TV. I think he is great. We have also been playing with our bean bags lately so this little soccer ball is a welcome addition as well. Thanks!
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295  Re: Monster Ninni Swap Gallery (MAIL BY 6/13/11) in The Swap Gallery by jexxican on: June 10, 2011 08:46:51 PM
That Mike Ninni is great. I like these themed guys. They are too cute!

This is what I sent MargieJ. She has 2 grand daughters so I made 2 Ninnis.

I was hoping the different eyes on this one wouldn't be too creepy.
And the baby she referred to:

And if she is giving these to her kid's kids, then she needed one too, right? Here's her Ninni hoop:

I figured I would think a little out of the stuffie. Wanted to try to do something original.
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296  10 June 2011 Fiber Friday in Spinning: Completed Projects by jexxican on: June 10, 2011 06:59:08 AM
Both of these yarns are spun from wool I got from Ptarmic_wumpus. I'm sure they will felt very easily.

I carded the blue and red together and spun woolen. I was wanting to leave it as a single but it really wasn't thick enough so I plied it with itself. Total ~126 yards

These were both spun right off the roving, 1 ply green, 1 ply purple. I've been loving this color combo lately, though I think it would work better if the green were lighter.
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297  Re: Embroidery Hoopla Rnd 5 - Color Spectrum Gallery!! (Send 6/6/11) in The Swap Gallery by jexxican on: June 09, 2011 11:41:47 AM
LOOKIT! LOOKIT! Dearbluebird makes me feel bad for not doing more on her hoop. This is amazing! I love it!

I really like the satin stitching on the petals, it is in a really light purple so it's hard to see. Bigger than any hoop I've ever made!

And with the other 2 purple hoops on my wall:

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298  Re: Monster Ninni Swap Gallery (MAIL BY 6/13/11) in The Swap Gallery by jexxican on: June 08, 2011 12:53:26 PM
WOW! That UP Ninni is amazing! My Russ loves that movie. First 2 or 3 times we watched he screamed at the one part.. "KEEEEEVINNNNNN!" If you haven't seen it I highly suggest it. It was even better than I thought it would be. And that Ninni is so perfect.

Received from MargieJ the other day and finally you get to see them. She sent 2, + a Pooh quilt top she found at a yard sale a year or so ago (I think that's what she said). They are perfect for my kids. See?

For my Russ, it's Orange and very much for a boy. The eyes are a little creepy, but Russ loves him! Look! He has a tie! He even has a little pocket on the back for treasures. COOL!

And for Alice, she altered the pattern by lengthening the arms and legs and added a dress and wings. She is beautiful! We love her. Thank you so much! They were both SUPER EXCITED to get their gifts. I should do more swaps for them.

And let's not forget a teaser for MargieJ and Crafty-N-Tally:

oooOOOOoooHHHhhh!! I sent today, should be there by the 10th or so. You should be excited! Lots of blanket stitch coming your ways! I am excited. No real anxiety though, which is good. I'm pretty confident. (How odd for me!)
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299  3 June Fiber Friday in Spinning: Completed Projects by jexxican on: June 03, 2011 07:36:45 AM
I FOUND IT! I FOUND IT! But before I go there I will share these:

Last thing I spun on my wheel before the kids lost "it":

100% Polwarth, 190 yards. This stuff was really light on one end and gradually went to really dark on the other end. I split it in half lengthwise, spun each about the same, then plied the light with the dark so they met in the middle. I think I did OK on that.

Then since the kids lost "it" and I needed my fix, I spun up this on my Drop Spindle:

112 yards WOOL. I got this wool from Ptarmic_wumpus in a personal swap. It was a small batt of blue and a small batt of orange so I ripped them into strips and spun it thin and variegated.

AND THEN I FOUND IT! I had spun up 3 bobbins of wool from the same Wumpus and planned on plying them but then the kids lost the top of my last bobbin before I could glue it back on and I've been so sad for weeks now. BUT I FOUND IT! I am the MOTHER of AWESOME. For now. Here's what I plied up:

Total yardage: ~300 yards. One bobbin was a greasy feeling brown, one bobbin was a dark blue, and the third bobbin was variegated blue/green. I love it. I think it will felt good. Also, I got my 2 yard Niddy Noddy in this time frame and have been wanting to use it. I like it. It works for me. Tempted to go through all my bigger skeins and re-wrap them but we will see. I do need to get ready for the Farmer's Market starting July 2...

Um, yeah, what have you guys done recently?
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300  Re: Fiber Friday-May 13 2011 in Spinning: Completed Projects by jexxican on: May 13, 2011 10:20:35 AM
I love your singles. They don't even seem over-spun. I need to work on not over-spinning singles.
I agree that spinning colors is much more fun. I like seeing how the roving colors combine/separate when spun.

Here's my show:
The cocoons I told you about last week. Like I said, I need to work on my singles. And I need to read that article again before I try cocoons again. I'm so impatient. This is all from the raw fleece I cleaned:

I got some rovings from a shop on Etsy, Friends in Fiber, that were supposed to fade from light to dark through the whole roving... not as good as they looked in their store. Maybe if I had split the roving different it would have worked better. I plied the light end of the burgundy with the dark end of the blue and got 2 different colorways kind of. I wanted to try putting them together but I don't think I pull of the join very well on plied yarns so I decided not to mess with it. The burgundy is Polwarth and the Colonial Blue is BFL/Silk.


And I had some left over from both sides of the pink so I spun them together to get 28 yards of this:
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