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1  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Tooth Soap? on: January 28, 2011 10:22:50 PM
Funny, a friend and I were talking today and she said her friend hasn't used anything but water in over 30 years and the dentist is always super impressed with how healthy her gums are. No cavities either of course. Maybe I should just brush with nothing!

I've heard from my dentist (and also, recently, a dentist on the radio) that toothpaste is just not necessary for healthy teeth and gums (why is spellcheck telling me that "gums" is spelled incorrectly?  Bizarre.)  They say that it's good for the minty fresh taste/feeling, but the real goal in brushing your teeth is removing the plaque that's sitting there, which a brush and water are perfectly capable of achieving. 
I'm sure that's true, but I'm sticking with my Crest!
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: First Raw Fleece: Picking, Washing & A Question on: April 10, 2009 07:29:42 PM
I don't have a lot of experience with raw fleece, but I would think that carding it would be your next step.  When I did this (once), quite a bit of VM and stuff came out when I carded it.  I didn't wash it nearly as well as you have, though.
As for getting carders... well I remember having this conundrum  when I was starting out.  I ended up breaking down and buying new hand cards.  However, I hate using hand cards.  Honestly, I never bought raw fleece again.  I just buy it as combed top.
However, find out if you have a local spinning guild.  You might be able to borrow or rent one.  Or, your LYS might have them to borrow or rent.  Also, garage sales/thrift shops/estate sales are good places to check.
3  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday, 4/3/2009 on: April 03, 2009 12:31:07 PM
I haven't posted on fiberfriday in forever!  Here's what I did the other day-




Gwyneth
3 oz. Merino Wool - 173 yds.
Hand dyed, handspun by me
Worsted-Sport

But I've also been spinning a ton of other stuff too.  It just finally got on etsy today.

Here is some of my new stuff all together:


It's like a rainbow!

I'd post more pictures, but I've got to run to work.  I almost forgot that it was fiber friday!
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday Feb 6 on: February 06, 2009 12:36:13 PM
I didn't do a lot of spinning, but I have gotten THIS AMAZING GIFT FROM MY HUSBAND!!!!







Then my first yarn on her:



Merino, 2-ply, 4 oz, 113 yds, worsted weight.



There are a ton of gorgeous yarns this week!!
5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday - January 16th, 2009 on: January 16, 2009 08:00:23 AM
Happy Fiber Friday!
Sigh.  I have gotten almost NO spinning done this week.  Every day I carve out a little chunk of time for it, but other things just keep popping in.  Bleh.  At least it is the weekend now (well, almost)!
But I did get some done, and a bit of dyeing.

First is a ball of yarn (126 yds, merino) that I spun half on my wheel, and half on my new drop spindle.  Since I don't really have the hang of the drop spindle yet, it's kinda screwy, so I'm just keeping it.  It's one of my favorite colorways, though, so its okay.





Also, I tried to put too much on the ball winder, so it's extra screwy.



The next is my first attempt at kettle dyeing.  Let's just say that it didn't go as I intended it.



The next is one of my favorite color combinations.  Mmmm green.





This one is actually three different pieces I did as a set- 6 oz. alltogether; I don't know how I'm going to spin it yet.






As usual, Jazzturtle, your creations are amazing.  Great colors!

v3nu5, I like the effect you got with the Wilton's.  I used to use Wilton's, but I could never get it to look that pretty.

LizzieMcGuire, I LOVE the second yarn you have.  Lovely.
6  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Soaps Soaps Soaps! on: January 10, 2009 12:41:23 PM
I seriously want one.  Especially grapefruit.  Mmmm.
7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday - January 9th, 2009 on: January 09, 2009 10:41:32 PM
Just wanted to drop in here and say that is one of the most beautiful cats I have ever seen. You must understand that I am the proud owner of FOUR of them myself so I am partial to a few. However your friends is just gorgeous.
Are they Norwegian Forest cats? He looks almost just like our only ours is white and red. IF they are Norwegians 20 lbs is a normal size for them. Lots of folks save the fur from them, they have double coats so it is really wonderful for yarn. Looks like you got the hang of it. Folks charge big bucks to spin it up for people. IF you have an etsy shop let me know and I will send you a big ol bag and some cashola for it. Smiley
Much Peace

That is really exciting, because we adopted a cat a few months ago that looks EXACTLY like that cat (with less white).  And she's gigantic, too.  Upon further research, I'm pretty sure that she is a Norwegian Forest Cat!  How wonderful!  Now I don't have to worry so much about her being super large.
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday - January 9th, 2009 on: January 09, 2009 10:49:52 AM
Also,
SensiblyTacky, Summer Salad is a perfect name for that yarn.  That is exactly what it reminds me of.
9  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday - January 9th, 2009 on: January 09, 2009 10:48:16 AM
Yberry, I think angel poop is very lovely (ha I never imagined I would say that).

Belladune, I LOVE the silk you spun.  Mmmm silk.

Here's what I've got since last night:



No. 014 - Hugo
4 oz. merino, hand painted




No. 015 - Estella
5 oz merino. - 111 yds.
Bulky - somewhat self striping?




No. 012 - Aurelia
3 oz. Merino - 234 yds.
Fingering



No. 016 - Penelope
This is what I am spinning right now!


10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday - January 9th, 2009 on: January 09, 2009 09:17:58 AM
I am TOTALLY LOVE all your yarns.  I especially love cecily.  Me+blue+orange=love Cheesy
Thank you!  That's one of my favorite color combinations too!

i love the colours you have used.
show us pics of the finished scarf.

I definitely will.  I actually ripped it out and added a second yarn to it, so its a little different now.  But still awesome.
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