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1  Re: Fiber Friday! 7/6/2012 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Nesse on: July 06, 2012 03:33:21 PM
That IS a lovely batt! What techniques will you use to spin it?

It's been ages since I've posted...

For Granddad - Striping 2ply Bamboo Merino 8oz 154yd



Lid It - 2ply Merino Alpaca Llama 6.7oz 92yd



The Suits - 2ply Alpaca Shetland wool blend 5.9oz 88yd



The last one is full of guinea hen feathers from a farm I was working on. Beautiful creatures!
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2  Re: Fiber Friday 28 January 2011 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Nesse on: January 28, 2011 12:54:19 PM
jex, those are both lovely. the second one actually makes my mind wander onto thoughts of flowers and warmth... mmm.

tree nymph

queen christine of sweden

low on juice

coral

remember lisa frank? (I wonder... is this a copyright issue?)

whoa-oh


annnd I dyed up a bunch of merino
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3  sharing secrets: least favorite thing about spinning? in Spinning: Discussion and Questions by Nesse on: January 22, 2011 08:34:39 PM
let me indulge you in a secret.
my absolute,
least favorite thing...
...about spinning
...is...

drafting,

yes, that's right.
I said it...
drafting.



I hate dislike it a whole lot.
I find it rather tedious,
time consuming,
and frustrating.
my hands are always super sore after,
and it squashes my mood to spin.



...yet, I just can't spin without drafting.
maybe my hands don't work fast enough,
or I don't comprehend how it works -
spinning and drafting,
simultaneously.
blasphemy!



well, that's my secret.
what's yours?
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4  Holiday Shopping Bazaar - Narrowsburg in New York: South by Nesse on: December 10, 2010 06:44:45 AM
hey there! it doesn't seem like anybody checks this, but I just wanted to share -



the event was set up by the Upper Delaware LGBT group,
the Gays of Sullivan County.
and all of the money made from donations will go to our local food pantries!
it should be a crazy good time!

I will be set up by the stage selling my handspun yarn, and handknit woolly-winter-art-wear!
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5  Re: HFO's! (handspun finished objects) in Spinning: Completed Projects by Nesse on: December 03, 2010 02:03:29 PM
I already posted these in the knitting thread, but figured I'd share them here as well!

landscape, for a painter-friend of mine:


many different fibers went into this painting; local llama, local cormo, local merino, local shetland, mill end wool, mohair, and a bit of superwash wool.


the business of being born (I started naming my hats after the documentary I watched whilst knitting. is that weird?? har har, some of them are a little bizarre...) hmm I can't find the picture of the other yarn I used... erg.



this one is for a good friend of mine who lost her family (llamas, sheep, goats, horses, bunnies) due to a silly technicality. I want her to know, she is appreciated for being such a loving lady, so I knit her a hat with her very own llama fiber!



hat knitting is soooo cathartic. I don't use any patterns, so they turn out whatever size and shape they want. I let the yarn decide :-)

I just finished a few more, so I'll post them soon!
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6  Re: Fiber Friday - December 3, 2010 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Nesse on: December 03, 2010 01:46:01 PM
freestyle, I always coo whenever I see angora. sooooo sofffft!
MLF, wow! I admire your ambition. that frame loom is huge!
k_cat, let us know how the dying goes!

ready for more porn??










I think I have more, but I don't want to overwhelm... haha.
nikschaf was talking about creating a thread for finished objects in the spinning forum, so I'm going to set it up right now so I can show you guys what I knit some of these into!!
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7  what to do with all that left-over-on-the-bobbin-yarn?? (ETA finished hat!) in Spinning: Completed Projects by Nesse on: November 30, 2010 09:55:25 AM
I've had an inch, or so, of left-over yarn on my bobbins for months now.
I just attach whatever new fiber I'm working on, to the previous yarn, and spin away.
and whatever doesn't get used from that bunch get's left on the bobbin as well.
see my ever-accumulating dilemma?

well I finally got sick of my cluttered bobbins the other day,
and decided to ply all this abandoned yarn together.
behold...
scraptastica!
44 yards
4 WPI

it's mostly merino.
cochineal dyed, blue, black, red and purple.
and when I ran out of the bobbin yarn,
I went for my stash of knitting yarn!
(I have bundles of left-overs
ranging from one to ten yards)


this chunky masterpiece will lend itself nicely to a thick winter hat!

what do you do with your left-overs?

edit!!
here's the finished hat.
I also used this yarn (sfuzz)


(so much pink! haha)
I think I need to spin up another one of these!!
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8  deer antlers in Felting: Completed Projects by Nesse on: November 29, 2010 04:30:22 PM
hey there!

I was a last-minute-axis-deer for halloween, so I threw on a dress I made a few years ago, painted my face (didn't have brown! so I mixed green/red and used eyeshadow to help blend. the eyeshadow made it all sort of gloppy, so I wouldn't recommend it), and crafted up some antlers.
note, holding a felting needle in your mouth is never a particularly good idea!


I needle felted the basic shape with raw merino wool (teeny tiny lanolin-filled locks! would definitely use processed wool if I did this again), wet felted a bit, then more felting with the needle to reinforce thin spots. they weren't as sturdy as I thought they'd be, so I jammed some heavy wire into them and now they're poseable!

the antlers were very shoddily sewn onto a thick headband. I may tidy it up at some point.



yeah, antlers go with every outfit. Wink
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9  handspun hats! in Knitting: Completed Projects by Nesse on: November 22, 2010 08:02:31 PM
anyone hear of magic mend? it's a blend of oils that help ease joint/muscle pain. serrrrriously amazing for my arthritic, twenty year old, knitting hands!

landscape, for a painter-friend of mine:


many different fibers went into this painting; local llama, local cormo, local merino, local shetland, mill end wool, mohair, and a bit of superwash wool.


the business of being born (I started naming my hats after the documentary I watched whilst knitting. is that weird?? har har, some of them are a little bizarre...)


this one is for a good friend of mine who lost her family (llamas, sheep, goats, horses, bunnies) due to a silly technicality. I want her to know, she is appreciated for being such a loving lady, so I knit her a hat with her very own llama fiber!



I just wish I were invincible so I could spin and knit a new creation each day. that would be glorious!
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10  hand spun hats! in Knitting: Completed Projects by Nesse on: November 13, 2010 12:43:02 PM
new york winters are brutal. and considering we are having a very long, very warm autumn season, I imagine this winter is going to be even more disturbingly brutal. so what have I been doing?

knhatting of course (hat-knitting??? hah!)






I dyed and spun all the yarn, except for the green and orange yarn in the second hat (thank you superhooker!)

there are a bunch more. I'm working on editing and uploading them to the interwebs Smiley
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