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1  Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008 in Spinning: Completed Projects by RepoRebo on: August 22, 2008 08:32:41 AM
Awesome stuff this week, as usual! I especially like Neon Hotness and Green Spaghetti Party...so bright and fun! I just have one yarn to share this week, I've been on vacation and haven't spun so much. This is a corespun yarn from some of my handcarded batts.

"Macaw"



Includes hand dyed wool, felty bits of merino, and lots of sparkle! Very light and fluffy. I just love corespinning!

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2  Re: Fiber Friday - August 8th 2008 in Spinning: Completed Projects by RepoRebo on: August 08, 2008 08:46:21 AM
Another awesome fiber Friday! I love all the colors that I'm seeing today. Gorgeous!

I was a bad photographer this week, so the three new yarns I spun are still waiting for their pictures! But I do have one yarn that I spun from a Loop Spontaneous Spinning batt photographed. Inachis--supercoil yarn containing yearling mohair, alpaca, merino, corriedale, flax, silk noil, and 100% aluminum Angelina sparkle!



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3  Re: Fiber Friday 8-1-08..!! in Spinning: Completed Projects by RepoRebo on: August 01, 2008 10:46:35 AM
Ooooh, I love Morocco and Froggy Went a-Courtin'! So many lovely yarns this week, but those are my favorites so far. Here are my yarns for the week!

"Perfect Pathway," 153 yards of colorful 100% wool two-ply. The colors will shift from one end of the skein to the other when it's knit up!



"Mimosa", wool, flax, bamboo, mohair, plied with cotton thread strung with teardrop shaped Czech glass beads.



And this one is unnamed at the moment...a softspun yarn from Rambouillet (that I processed myself), millends wool, and some natural soysilk. Super thick and thin, as thick as my thumb in some spots!

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4  Re: Fibre Friday July 18th 2008 in Spinning: Completed Projects by RepoRebo on: July 18, 2008 02:10:31 PM
Noodle Princess, I'm swooning over both of those yarns!! Amazing!

I was in a colorful two-ply mood this week, and spun up one using scraps of hand dyed wool I had lying around (Space Journey):



and another was more deliberate, I plied several colors together and used sparkle in the colors of my vegetable garden, to create Veggie Patch:

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5  Re: Fiber Friday July 11th, 2008 in Spinning: Completed Projects by RepoRebo on: July 11, 2008 07:06:19 AM
I love Seriously Smitten!! Loop rocks the batts, that's for sure.

I have two to share this week! The first is spun from some of my hand dyed wool, to which I added strips of a vintage Japanese silk scarf. Then I plied it with another single spun from a gorgeous aquamarine bamboo. I call it "Country Kimono."





And this second yarn is from a TerraBellaSpun batt (etsy). I combined it with some hand dyed wool to make big fluffy beehives throughout. I'm planning to make myself a skinny scarf out of this one.

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6  Re: 4th of July Fiber Friday 2008! in Spinning: Completed Projects by RepoRebo on: July 04, 2008 01:56:50 PM
Ohmigosh, I can't pick a favorite this week!! Everything is spectacular...if you put a gun to my head I guess I'd have to say all of Skeffto's singles and Lady of the Swamp. Seriously, this is the best Fiber Friday I can remember!

I have a couple to share. The first is Fluorite--my own hand dyed wool, mixed with some natural oatmeal-colored BFL and some pink bamboo dyed by Folktale Fibers. I think this may be my best single ever! I hadn't spun a regular old single in a while so I guess it was bursting to come out.



And this second one is Dolly (couldn't get Hello, Dolly! songs out of my head after I saw WALL-E!) It's spun from my own hand dyed wool, plus some of a gorgeous Loop mini-batt that contained bamboo, silk noil, sparkle, and sequins. I added some lovely smooth shiny novelty yarn here and there, too.

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7  Re: Fibre Friday - 20th June 2008 in Spinning: Completed Projects by RepoRebo on: June 20, 2008 06:12:53 AM
Mmm, blue! Way to start off Friday right, kathleenalice. My first yarn is blue, too!

"Duskfall", a custom spin from some of my batts, using hand dyed wool and baby camel down. The softest stuff!



Here are two experiments in corespinning, the left using cotswold locks and bits of a Loop batt, and the right using my own crazy batts and mohair.



And then I corespun some AMAZING batts from Hobbledehoy that were the softest merino, romney, and soysilk. Love this yarn so much. Can't wait to knit it!

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8  Re: Fiber Friday the 13th June 2008 in Spinning: Completed Projects by RepoRebo on: June 13, 2008 09:45:07 AM
I played around this week with a couple of new types of spins, in addition to practicing my corespinning (thanks again for that video, Liz!). The corespun yarns still need to be set and shot, but here are the other two yarns I spun this week.

The first is a soft-spun pink wool single (with some white bamboo and sparkle carded in) that I crazy-plied with a thin bamboo single, made from one of Loop's mini-batts. I tried to create little corkscrews and coils with the bamboo ply, to give it some interest.





And this yarn is just totally out there and unusual for me, it was created for the Ravelry Fiber Friday challenge, which was Bjork. I based the yarn on her amazing organic costumes, like this one: http://www.tranism.com/weblog/images/bjork_volta.jpg.





I spun together raw natural-colored Romney locks, tangles of sari silk, flax, some mysterious blue wool locks, and wrapped it here and there with a novelty thread to create this yarn. I loved spinning this!

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9  Re: Fiber Friday 05-30-08 - Returned Mojo Edition :) in Spinning: Completed Projects by RepoRebo on: May 30, 2008 10:24:26 AM
Good to see you back, Lufah! Love what you've got this week. Here are three from me!



From left to right...a soft-spun thick n thin yarn spun from batts carded by Abby of Folktale Fibers. Rambouillet, misc. wool, bamboo, ecospun, sari silk. Middle one is a supercoiled yarn spun from "party batts" from TerraBellaSpun on etsy. The third is a single from another of her party batts. The two batts were quite different, but I'm pleased that the two yarns match so well! I plan to use them together.

Here's a set of two novelty skeins that I think go quite well together. I call it the "Marvin the Martian" set...the green, red and black reminds me of him! The red skein has several felted beads spun in.



And here are some batts I carded from my own handdyed wool, with lots of gold angelina.


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10  Re: Fiber Friday 3/28/2008 in Spinning: Completed Projects by RepoRebo on: March 28, 2008 01:09:42 PM
Awesome stuff once again this week! I especially love Starlight. So subtle but gorgeous.

I have some batts to share this week--haven't felt the urge to spin, too busy having a cold. But I did card up some batts for a spinning friend's birthday present.



They contain superwash merino, cotswold locks, sari silk, and novelty yarn snippets. I carded them only once so they should spin up into a funky, chunky yarn!

I also blended up a "scrap batt", running it through the carder twice to make it nice and smooth. I'm looking forward to spinning this one up.

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