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1  Re: Fiber Friday 22 July 2011 in Spinning: Completed Projects by The Angry Hippie on: July 23, 2011 12:38:09 PM
I'm late!

jexx your yarns are so lovely, i especially love the pink and the brown.  Hows the farmers market working out for you?  What's it like spinning while people watch?

inle_rah-fire and ice is so beautiful and ectoplasm has some lovely greens, does it glow brightly?

volomortuus- those colors are just stunning together.

charaxesdistanti- It looks so soft.

Puppy_girl- your consistency is so lovely.

Sprocketfox- TMNT yarn preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS')!!!!


I finally made matching skiens, for some reason this is a realllly hard thing for me to do.  Soon as i finish one skein i can't help but spin the other half of my fiber differently to see what it'll look like as a bulky, thick and thin, etc.

gemini bfl- 400 yds total in worsted

Gemini by Millions Of Tiny Fibers., on Flickr

Gemini by Millions Of Tiny Fibers., on Flickr

Down Swing

Down Swing by Millions Of Tiny Fibers., on Flickr


So i haven't been spinning much i got a job!!AT A YARN SHOP!!!!  I start monday i'm crazy excited.
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2  Fiber Friday June 24, 2011 in Spinning: Completed Projects by The Angry Hippie on: June 24, 2011 04:10:30 PM
It's Friday!

I've been absent for a good long while now but i have an excuse!!!  I wasn't feeling well for a couple months, then i got sick, then i got sicker, and sicker!   Then my heart went mental and i ended up in the hospital turns out i had Pneumonia and my blood count was so low they gave me two blood transfusions. Then I had a ton of stupid house work to catch up on and now i'm back to work spinning HUZZAH.

Suga Cookie- merino-firestar-bamboo  You can't see it but it's really sparkly

suga cookie by Millions Of Tiny Fibers., on Flickr

Deep Dark- Merino I almost forgot how much i love making "barber pole" yarn.

deep dark by Millions Of Tiny Fibers., on Flickr

Cotton Candy-merino/sparkle and bfl/bamboo i'd been wanting to make a cotton candy inspired yarn for ever, not really what i had in mind but cute and fluffy none the less.

cotton candy by Millions Of Tiny Fibers., on Flickr

Rotten Oranges-corespun

rotten oranges by Millions Of Tiny Fibers., on Flickr

So Sari- carbon bamboo, sari silk, other junk

so sari by Millions Of Tiny Fibers., on Flickr

Bloomin'- superwash merino with big'ol squishy beehives

Bloomin' by Millions Of Tiny Fibers., on Flickr

Rainbow Batts!!!!

rnbb by Millions Of Tiny Fibers., on Flickr


drbb5 by Millions Of Tiny Fibers., on Flickr


Glo-bfl

glo by Millions Of Tiny Fibers., on Flickr

Two of four #3-merino

24 by Millions Of Tiny Fibers., on Flickr

bloom-thick n thin sw merino plied w/ cotton

bm3 by Millions Of Tiny Fibers., on Flickr

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3  Re: Fiber Friday 5 May 2011 in Spinning: Completed Projects by The Angry Hippie on: May 06, 2011 09:41:03 AM
LOL i could get behind fiber thrusday.   Your sparkly singles are really pretty and the sheep shed striping looks wonderfully consistent. I think i like the last one plied with black better, that yellow thread isn't very becoming.  You could do a swatch to see how it works up.

jessy_wa, That purple is just gorgeous and the shetland is so rustic and manly, love it.

nittydread, i think i want to marry you and have your babies. 

I've been mia the past couple weeks, spring cleaning is upon us.


468 yds-merino

androgynous by Millions Of Tiny Fibers., on Flickr


depth by Millions Of Tiny Fibers., on Flickr

smog-merino-tencel

stripes by Millions Of Tiny Fibers., on Flickr

deep throat

HandSpun Merino Tencel by Millions Of Tiny Fibers., on Flickr

bfl-supercoils!

What to do, what to do by Millions Of Tiny Fibers., on Flickr
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4  Fiber Friday April 22, 2011 in Spinning: Completed Projects by The Angry Hippie on: April 22, 2011 07:57:11 AM
IT'S FRIDAY! Cheesy
I missed last weeks so i have some catching up.

Prism-bfl-350 yds


Hard candy-superwash thick and thin single


I like em curvy-Superwash merino plied w/ thread


Carnivore- merino/tencel


Flora-wool/magic blend


Grub-corespun


Duce-bfl


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5  Re: Fiber Friday 8 April 2011 in Spinning: Completed Projects by The Angry Hippie on: April 08, 2011 03:36:29 PM
Haha Jexx i have the same paranoia.  Those are some pretty colors, i can't wait till you find the yarn LOL.

Fancyarbor very lovely, what kind of wool is that?

Zombie queen,  i love that corespun the colors are so bold.

See Sea- bamboo plied with wool/blend


You'll never amount to anything- angora plied with the christmas-y batts.


Two of four- BFL


Bayou- bfl


Bayou- plied with thread


Bartlebee- bfl- with beehives!


Gary-bfl-plied w/ thread


BATTS!! oh god i love carding it's like therapy meets porn. 







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6  Re: Ongoing spin-along! (or fiber stash busting event!) in Craftalongs by The Angry Hippie on: April 06, 2011 09:15:47 AM
Yay for being able to knit again k_cat! 

All the colorful wool drying pics are so yummy.

I let my kids card batts two of them chose to make red and green batts  Huh  I plied them together w/ random singles i had trying to drown out the Christmas spirit.... i don't like it.  Still looks really christmas-y to me, the brown reminds me of reindeer.


So since it's April i thought i shall lay out my new goals.   This month i'm diving into prepairing a raw fleece.  I should be here in a few days i'm crazy excited.   It has an 8 in staple length though.  I never spun a wool that long any onw know if it even makes a difference?
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7  Re: Fiber Friday April 1st, 2011 in Spinning: Completed Projects by The Angry Hippie on: April 01, 2011 11:04:02 PM
So many beautiful yarns, what a fabulous friday.
Volom... I adore the second.
Fancyarbor that's some crazy stunning yarn.
inez what beautiful color.
nikschaf i've never dyed in the oven, what temp do u cook it at?
zombie queen that's some luscious yarn.
inle such  lovely yarns and what beautiful colors.
Jexx i really like the black, brown, and white and i agree these avatars make it hard to respond :/ i had to keep going back to check who's was whos yarn. gah.

I've been really enjoying my carder...
supple-lotta stuff


Where the lemonade is made-lotta stuff-navajo plied.


ThirtyOne-Merino/tencel


Hockus-mostly superfine merino-corespun.


Hooha-stuffs
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8  Re: March-long spin-along! (or fiber stash busting event!) in Craftalongs by The Angry Hippie on: March 30, 2011 04:05:09 PM
Rofl yep that's it.  It's a hideous little contraption i got it off craigslist.  It sat it a basement for 15+ years, there's water damage, duct tape ate the varnish off the top,  and everything's warped, but it works.  They used to be sold in the back of knit and crochet magazine in the 80's for really cheap.  The woman that it came from explained that it a pretty terrible "wheel" but it works. My favorite thing about it is the tension, it's made of fishing line and a rubber band. Cheesy

Don't use cooking oils they get sticky on top of going rancid like belladune said.

I've made 10 batts each were put through 2-3 times so not a lot of use yet. The carder comes unfinished i haven't decided what color it want it to be yet. I haven't clogged anything yet but it'd be pretty easy to if your not paying attention. u see how the drive wheel thing for the little drum is right where u feed fiber.   I think i'm going to bend up a shoot out of aluminum so i can feed w/o worrying about clogging it up.
 

I got the med (72-90 tpi) but you can get it as fine(90-120) for no extra cost.
http://brotherdrumcarder.com/index.html
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9  Re: March-long spin-along! (or fiber stash busting event!) in Craftalongs by The Angry Hippie on: March 30, 2011 03:07:54 PM
i'm back...10 pages later Undecided

I've been staying current but haven't posted.   I'm so in love with this thread, it's inspirational x10!  I'd love for this cal to continue, donate prizes as well.
All the fiber prep is amazing. 
K_cat the beaded yarn is so beautiful as is bella's art yarn. 

Astor, i love the merino tencel.  I've never used rolags is there an advantage to them over a batt?

I'm not going to meet my goals.  A couple weeks ago my wheel stated dieing, i'd be spinning and then it would just get slower and slower.  I pulled it apart and cleaned everything and it's helped prevent over heating but i'll be needing a new motor soon.
So i've been focusing on dying and also i got a drum carder!  It's a brother http://www.etsy.com/shop/brotherdrumcarder not bad for the price.  With the slicker i can make a 4oz batt!

AND i uprooted and moved my work space, i had a room but my husband decided it was big enough for the both of us... turns out it wasn't Angry so i moved into the living room since most of my spinning happens there it just made sense.

The lid on my wheel is ajar because i was cleaning it.


BATTS!

Best of all it's finally warm enough to hang things to dry outside! Huzzah!

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10  Re: Fiber Friday 25 March 2011 in Spinning: Completed Projects by The Angry Hippie on: March 25, 2011 05:07:27 PM
Lovely work ladies.

Ansy could you please pm me your address so i know where i need to go to steal dottie.  What an awesome wheeeeeeel!

I've been all over the place lately but i'll save it for the spin along thread.

Jack Dempsey-220yds-merino/tencel


Tottie-90 yds- navajo plied-merino/tencel


Perfect Storm-100 yds- used up a buncha my single scraps.

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