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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday - December 19th 2008 on: December 19, 2008 08:39:19 AM
Thanks everybody!

Esther you've outdone yourself this week. You already know I like the Tencel and Loop yarns and all the corespuns are pretty, but the first one is absolutely gorgeous. Shiny locks and blue green, sigh.

Belladune is that going to be you new years resolution: Spin more yarn!?
Spinning by candle light sounds so romantic... Even though the reason wasn't.

yberry - Welcome! I like the silk hankies one best. I don't think I would ply it with anything though. It's pretty as it is.

Jenna - I spin my plied yarns from handpainted roving, patchwork or from batts, depending what look I'm after. The ones from this week are all from handpainted roving (top to be precise) though.
Love your coiled yarn. Super coils just seem to 'eat' yardage.
Size 35 needles?! How long did it take you to knit the scarf with them?

2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday - December 19th 2008 on: December 19, 2008 03:23:09 AM
Happy Fiber Friday everybody!
I just got the news that my application was accepted and I'll be at my first ever craft show in June 2009! So excited, so much to plan and spin.  Cheesy
And spinning I did, I've done a lot of plying lately.

Murano - 123 yards handdyed Falkland wool

Belle - 123 yards handdyed Falkland wool

Belle II (slightly darker) - 97 yards handdyed Falkland wool

Guess - 292 yards handdyed Falkland wool

Berry Cheesecake - 257 yards (2 skeins) handdyed Falkand wool

Enchanted - 228 yards (2skeins), one ply is a Merino, bamboo, soysilk blend the other Falkland wool, all handdyed

and a few singles for a change
Tranquil - 237 yards (2 skeins) handdyed Falkland wool

Chaos - 168 yards, handcarded handdyed Romney and Cotswold wool, natural brown Romney lambs wool, silk, linen, suri alpaca and sparkle all striped with Lurex thread

Perhaps - 89 yards, handcarded Falkland, Gotland lamb, Cotswold lamb and Merino wool and a bit of sparkle.

Hope you all found some spinning time in amongst the Xmas preparations  Wink
3  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday December 12th, 2008 on: December 12, 2008 06:40:12 PM
Wow katem, you made preogress fast! The throw looks really nice so far.
So many great yarns this week! Especially Space nectar, Kermit and the 2nd All Spun up (pmpknpunk).

Here are mine. I missed last weeks Fiber Friday, so I have quite a few new ones to share.
Powder - 100 yards, wool, mohair, silk

Fiesta - 105 yards, Merino, Kid Mohair, Viscose and sparkle

Blackberry Cream - 211 yards (2 skeins), Falkland wool and Viscose

Beach - 75 yards, Falkland wool

Chaos - 293 yards, Romney and Cotswold wool, Romney lambs wool, silk, linen, suri alpaca and sparkle.

Fantasia - 423 yards, Falkland wool

Playful - 296 yards (2 skeins), Falkland wool

Sally - 159 yards, Falkland wool

Leprechaun - 161 yards, Corriedale wool, Alpaca

Heather - 130 yards, Falkland wool

Fleur - 87 yards, Falkland wool

4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday - November 28, 2008 on: November 28, 2008 11:33:19 AM
geekycraftgrl - love the new yarn and great to see handspun FOs
krafty_kelly - Thanks! How about Cosy's old shale smoke ring pattern?
http://cosymakes.wordpress.com/ (on the right side under patterns)
noodle princess - smokey amethyst is beautiful
5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday - November 28, 2008 on: November 28, 2008 06:36:15 AM
I like the subtle colour variation in the plied yarns you all went for this week.
Like Jane Doe's last one, krafty_kelly's and kathleenalice's first.
I have 3 this week (still need to take photos of the rest)

Embers - 48 yards, Romney lamb and Border Leicester wool spun straight from the lock and wrapped in black lurex thread

Goblin - 241 yards, handdyed Falkland wool

Au Natural - 95 yards, corespun suri alpaca
6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday - November 21, 2008 on: November 21, 2008 07:46:22 AM
I like the natural colours!
And the knitting projects, especially 3rd photo down. Do I spot coils?
Here are mine for this week.

Peacock - 128 yards, Merino wool, superfine Alpaca, golden sparkle and handdyed Cotswold locks.

Garden Party - 202 yards (I spun 2 skeins), handdyed Falkland wool, Cotswold lamb locks and handfelted beads.

Jewel -  80 yards, handdyed Mohair locks, corespun straight from the lock

Au Natural - 95 yards, natural white suri alpaca, corespun straight from the lock

Feather - 92 yards, suri alpaca (handdyed and natural colours), spun straight from the lock then plied with thread and little glassbeads

Lyric - 72 yards, handdyed Falkland wool
7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday November 14, 2008 on: November 14, 2008 05:55:12 AM
Thanks! I love your Bollywood and Sunshine in the garden yarns. Gorgeous rich colours...
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday November 14, 2008 on: November 14, 2008 03:51:25 AM
Happy Fiber Friday!  Cheesy

Hope you all had nice week with some quality spinning time  Wink
Here are my latest yarns:
Fairytale - 94 yards, handdyed Teeswater locks, just fluffed up and corespun

Illusion - 211 yards - handdyed Falkland wool plied with novelty thread and glassbeads

Pippy - 350 yards, self-striping, handdyed Falkland, Merino and Corriedale wool.

80's - 278 yards, self-striping, handdyed Falkland wool,

Goblin - 100 yards, handdyed Falkland wool and handfelted Merino beads

9  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday November 7th 2008 on: November 08, 2008 02:48:57 AM
The photos from the mushroom dyeing workshop are cool! So atmospheric. Dyeing outside under the trees in a big kettle... And the leaves even match the yarns you dyed.  Cheesy
10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday November 7th 2008 on: November 07, 2008 06:01:40 PM
It's Friday again already!  Cheesy
Sunset Lagoon is great! And Jazzturtle's corespun Roses and Autumn coils are amazing! Love the beginning of the silk crochet scarf too.
And luxx - yes, Jazzturtle's Waterlillies yarn is spun from the Monet batts.

I have been spinning lots last week.

Valentine - 82 yards, corspun Kid Mohair and suri Alpaca

Cafe au lait - 99 yards, Alpaca,  Merino & Shetland wool, baby Llama fiber and Tussah silk. (all natural colours)

Pixie - 195 yards , handprocessed Shetlandwool from a local farm, spun first then dyed

Erin - 194 yards, Shetland, Corriedale, Texel and Cotswold wool, suri alpaca and golden sparkle

Chill - 87 yards, Falklandwool & Viscose

Blackberry Cream - 77 yards, Falklandwool & Viscose

Pure - 117 yards, Baby Llama, Falkland wool, Kid Mohair, Tencel and sparkle. With beads, sequins and lace bits spun it.

Tempting - 85 yards, Merino wool, sparkle and handfelted beads

Pumpkin Pie - 59 yards, this is the golden version. Romney & Merino wool, Viscose, golden sparkle and sequins plied it with a golden thread and glassbeads.
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