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1  Re: Fiber Friday 16 Sep 2011 in Spinning: Completed Projects by charaxesdistanti on: September 18, 2011 07:54:49 AM
Great yarn LaughingLark!!

Here is some bare peruvian wool 2 ply about a DK weight.
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2  Re: Fiber Friday Sept. 2 2011 in Spinning: Completed Projects by charaxesdistanti on: September 03, 2011 07:10:13 AM
Finally have something small to share, I never get enough to time to spin Sad I wanted to try some art yarn, so I tried to make coils/beehives, first time not too great second time was a little better. Still not sure how to actually do them but I liked the outcome.

First try:


2nd try:


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3  Re: Fiber Friday 22 July 2011 in Spinning: Completed Projects by charaxesdistanti on: July 22, 2011 09:43:54 AM
Great work everyone, you guys spin fast! I hardly have a finished yarn a week.

Here is my recent, still working on plying the other half.

2-ply fingering weight of alpaca, merino, soy, silk, bamboo, firestar batt and superwash merino/nylon. 180 yards.

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4  Re: Fiber Friday June 24, 2011 in Spinning: Completed Projects by charaxesdistanti on: June 25, 2011 07:30:48 AM
I posted half this yarn earlier this month but finally finished spinning the whole 4 oz. It is Twigs and Berries Alpaca/Silk blend from Knittyandcolor.

2-ply 4oz. 405 yards. Fingering weight.

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5  Re: 3 June Fiber Friday in Spinning: Completed Projects by charaxesdistanti on: June 03, 2011 10:16:20 AM
Lovely yarns everyone.

This is half my braid of 70% Alpaca and 30% Silk blend from knittyandcolor. Second time doing a 2 ply using the andean method. Actually do it  this way with a book http://rosemaryknits.blogspot.com/2006/08/andean-plying-bracelet-simplified.html and it is great.

Twigs and Berries 2 ply about a Fingering weight 186 yrds. 2 photos because the first one is a little dark, second shows color a bit better. Loved spinning this, can't wait to start spinning the rest.




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6  Re: Fiber Friday may 27th, 2011 in Spinning: Completed Projects by charaxesdistanti on: May 27, 2011 08:14:46 AM
That stuff is so pretty, love the texture of the bottom two and the walking dead is perfectly named!

Here is my contribution

Jelly Bean 4 oz. Merino, DK navajo plied 250 yrds.

Drop spinning is starting to really hurt  my hands, I plan on making my own spinning wheel this summer, I hope it works out.

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7  Re: Fiber Friday April 22, 2011 in Spinning: Completed Projects by charaxesdistanti on: April 22, 2011 08:14:41 AM
Your yarn is always so gorgeous, I love your colors!


Here are a few things I did this week. All are around 100yrds or so of fingering singles. Been trying to spin as evenly as I can and I am getting better.

The last two photos of are samplers I received in my PhatFiber Fluff Sample Box. Love the Phat fiber boxes they are awesome!

Some mohair blend I received years ago with my sheep shed studio buy.


Phat Fiber Sample various wools and some firestar


Another Sample, various wools too.
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8  Re: Fiber Friday 15 April 2011 in Spinning: Completed Projects by charaxesdistanti on: April 16, 2011 09:59:22 AM
I've been a lurker here for awhile. Love everyone's yarns, so pretty. I finally have something to show. I don't spin a lot but I am going to try and get into it a little more.

Here is some sheep shed studio white that I got years ago, dyed with food coloring.


And this one I did a little back ago but finally got photos. It is a batt purchased from Knitpicks by Hanks in the Hood, Gasworks Park batt. It was my first time navajo plying and I loooove it.
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9  Simplicity 2584 in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by charaxesdistanti on: May 10, 2010 09:27:09 AM
I am trying to learn how to sew wearable garments. So I try to pick easier patterns. They aren't the best pieces but I am learning.
I made this one first:



I didn't know what I was doing so I just using some premade bias tape around all the edges. I had no idea how to use interfacing. It is okay, but need black stockings for it.

Then I  made this one but lengthened it and tried to use interfacing on the neck. It came out much better but now I am not sure about the print I used:

The neck line is even but my hair was pushing one side open.

Here is a close up of the fabric:



I have a question. Does the second one look weird with that print? It was cute on the bolt but now I think it looks too wintery/girly. I may make belts to help cinch the waist too.
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10  New Shirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by charaxesdistanti on: October 12, 2009 01:56:08 PM
here is a new tank I made using some remnants fabric. I am still getting used to construction so I miss a few details like doing a better hem and such but in time.

I just noticed the straps are uneven in the back. They were causing me the most problems. I will have to redo them again




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