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2361  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Re: how do you prepare "raw" yarn? on: December 23, 2011 09:21:20 AM
Soak it in some super hot water with some detergent for about 20 minutes without agitation (unless you want it to felt) then drain it and do it again without soap stuff a couple time and it should get the lanolin out. I don't think you're over your head. You're learning! Though why nobody else has answered this in a week is kind of confusing to me. Where is everyone?
2362  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday 23 December 2011 on: December 23, 2011 09:16:39 AM
IT'S FRIDAY! SHOW ME YOUR GOODIES! What? You've been too busy with Christmas?! Bah, so have I but I was inspired so I made some yarn and I have more on the wheel because for that I was REALLY inspired. I got a bug and when I get it it won't let go until I give it what it wants. So here we go:

I attempted corespun this week, y'all! I probably did it wrong because I didn't really watch any videos or try to learn much about it first, though I have before so that should be good enough. It's kind of slubby but just wait for the next yarn. This is the other half of the batt that I showed you spun up with some wool last week, except this time I used that same wool as the core.


It should be more white but apparently the grave I got my fiber from kind of lied about the colorfastness of this next fiber so it's not and I'm mad. Also what I didn't like about this next fiber is that while it was really interesting batt and only Merino and Angelina, there were some really thick short parts of it and it made it really difficult to spin evenly so I said F*** it and made it really thick and thin corespun. I really like it but again, I liked it better before I set the twist and the colors bled. Curse you Katie McMullin!


Sorry for the 2 pics but the true coloring is somewhere between those 2.

I do have another hank of 35 yards already but I am working on more of the same so I'll post it all at the same time, next week! I am so excited! This is the real bug that bit me and man, I am really liking it.
2363  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Spun to finished photos on: December 23, 2011 09:04:43 AM
I know I already commented on your blog but I eat working with Eyelash handspuns!
Also, a undead?! I've wanted to make one for a while. Maybe this will inspire me to do so. Maybe.
2364  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Givers and needers R10 The Great chainswarm! on: December 21, 2011 01:25:15 PM
RaeRaethejetplane's angel package is out for delivery today: Yay! I'll be honest, sometimes her little avatar thing makes me feel like I'm going to have a seizure but she sure was fun to craft for! I hope she gets it. I hope she likes it. I did manage something naughty in there so I hope "Santa" doesn't take offense and take it out on her...
2365  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Hoopla my favorite things unicorn zombie apocalypse? on: December 19, 2011 11:01:10 AM
Lime has never hosted the ongoing swaps.
I do like the idea of "favorite things" though. You were saying you were going to moving, though, so let's pull in the Lime on this convo and see what she has to say.
2366  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Hoopla my favorite things unicorn zombie apocalypse? on: December 19, 2011 09:03:38 AM
Limeriot is planning on starting another Hoopla unicorn zombie apocalypse in January. Shouldn't she be in on this?
2367  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Cinnamon Star Ornaments - are in the oven! on: December 19, 2011 07:58:11 AM
How many ornaments did you get out of one batch?
I want to say like a dozen but I might be off.
2368  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Flower Power on: December 18, 2011 07:20:47 AM
You should totally give embroidery another chance! I eat the satin stitch (which I suck at) and like experiment said, the stained glass effect is really nice. Did you photograph the apron to post? I'm curious!
2369  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Assassins Creed? Hells Yeah! on: December 18, 2011 07:16:16 AM
You guys really make me want to send said ex-unicorn zombie apocalypse-partner a message saying "HAHA Everyone else loves me" but I won't because I am way better than that. It is tempting, though.

StitchzBstitchz, Thank you for your comments of my projects. I feel like a rock star when someone says they were stalking me just for the hell of it. Not that it's ever happened before but thanks! Welcome to Craftster.
2370  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 16 December 2011 on: December 18, 2011 06:11:33 AM
Hey thanks for the compliments everyone. I've kind of been on spinning hiatus these past few months but now I have ideas and I can't get them done fast enough! Mostly because I have 2 more Christmas presents to finish before I can start them. And housework, bah, f***ing housework... I did get some of that yucky overspun horrible horrible first-spins that I inherited somehow dyed last night (with syringes and the kids, fun!) and I plan on having it unspun, respun, and somehow maybe plied by next week. Taking progress shots all the way! But first I need to finish the corespun I'm working on. But first I need to finish this pegasus and this Chevelle... But first i need to...
Lark, an 1890's inspired yarn sounds ghoulish. Will there be lace involved?
Megan, DO IT! I recommend starting on a spindle. So many great videos and tutorials out there and if you need help you have a whole family of spinners right here just waiting to suck you in get you addicted help you learn.
Antsy, why are you selling? Please explain. I just can't understand this bout of insanity!
Bella, I'm WAIting!
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