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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: 4th of July Fiber Friday 2008! on: July 04, 2008 07:24:23 AM
mullerslanefarm

next time your boys go to Gettysburg, go along with 'em!  I could meet up with you- I live about 45 minutes away.  Cheesy

I'm so glad to hear your wheel survived the plane trip!  I had mini heart attacks while reading your story.
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: 4th of July Fiber Friday 2008! on: July 04, 2008 06:29:06 AM
Jadzy, your bamboo spin is luscious!  I love how it glimmers.  And your corespins are fabulous- I've always wanted to try TerraBellaSpun's batts- now I know I'll have to splurge this weekend!
3  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: 4th of July Fiber Friday 2008! on: July 04, 2008 05:35:47 AM
ooohh, I love "Rose Garden," "Sands of time," and "Slippery sea!" 

I've been alternating back and forth between my Ashford bulky flyer and my Lendrum- trying to figure out which ratio to spin single plies on.  In the process, my spinning got thinner.  I used to spin fairly consistently bulky- but more and more worsted weights are slipping through.

Here's what I've got this week:
"Lady of the Swamp" 190 yards: merino wool, white alpaca, and sparkle.  4.5 oz.


"Planet of Exile" 230 yards: merino wool and sparkle, 4.8 oz.


"Vitamin K" 170 yards: merino wool, alpaca, sparkle.  4 oz.


"Jade and Onyx" 95 yards: merino, alpaca, bamboo, sparkle, silk, silk noil (a Loop batt + some of my merino)


and finally- this baby is un-named.  Can't decide on anything yet- do any of you have that problem?  Naming yarns has become the hardest part of spinning them.  She's 180 yards, 100% merino wool.  super bouncy.
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fibre Friday - 27th June 2008 on: June 27, 2008 07:38:24 PM
dragonflyducky, holymoly, that yarn is GAWGEOUS!

and crafty-kelly, I love the fruity orange in your skein!

Marlana's yarn might be my favorite this week though, I love the wild combination of fibers in such a squishy soft yellow yarn. 

Yellow handspuns are (by default) my favorites.  Every single time Wink
5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fibre Friday - 27th June 2008 on: June 27, 2008 11:26:46 AM
ooooh, Jazzturtle, I love how those yarns turned out!  And crupet79, I'm loving "Merlot!"  Your spinning is so even and fine!

615bride, your yarn looks like butterscotch.  I wanna take a big ol bite.



here's mine for the week. I've bonded a little more with my Lendrum and can't keep enough wool in stock for my spinning needs!

here's "Johnny jump-ups," a mostly merino handspun:


"Chocolate Rainbow" is a simple self-striping single ply.  I really liked this one, it might be a repeat spin for me.


"Sawdust and Tinsel," inspired by a Bergman film by the same name.


"Circus at dusk" is a yarn spun from awesome batts that I received in a swap with MullersLaneFarm


I guess I'll stop there, though I spun quite a bit more Wink
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Fiber of the Month Swap June Gallery! on: June 24, 2008 12:21:55 PM
I use plain old Jacquard dyes (purchased in bulk from DharmaTradingCo).  I bought the primary colors, and then expanded to several secondary and tertiary colors- like purple, teal, spruce, golden yellow, burnt orange, and burgundy.  I need to re-order, their fuchsia and turquoise are nice and loud!  I go pretty heavy on the dyes, and then add extra wool to the pot if the wool saturates and needs more fiber to soak up the excess.

ps: to make screaming neon green, use lots and lots of lemon yellow + a wee smidgen of teal.
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Fiber of the Month Swap June Gallery! on: June 24, 2008 06:47:52 AM
Came home last night to a wonderful bulging bag from hobbledehoy.

What color!  What sparkle!!  I'm loving these!

What is a real hoot is when Paul (DH) gets excited when he sees a fiber package  and starts coveting the fiber!! 

Merinos, bamboo, soy silk, cotton, sparkle ... what more can a spinner want??

I've not spun bamboo or cotton so this is a real treat!

I've taken pictures but left the cord at home.  I will upload tomorrow.

I'm soooo excited about spinning these!!

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You Hobbledehoy!!


yay!  I was hoping it would arrive yesterday!  happy spinning, I tried to make the batch vivid and sparkletastic Wink
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fibre Friday - 20th June 2008 on: June 21, 2008 03:16:24 AM
oh noes!  I missed posting yarns yesterday!  I woke up and gawked at all the lovelies you all have posted though- especially Sid & Nancy!
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Fiber of the Month Swap June Gallery! on: June 21, 2008 03:12:13 AM
okay, here's my awesome swap stash from my partner, Muller's Lane!  I'm loving every single fiber tidbit Cheesy



contents include: ugly batts, CVM, BFL, some bits of merino and mohair, icelandic, and more!  I'm spinning the rainbowish batts with the little chunk of CVM and some sparkle- I'll post results later.

yay!  I hope she loves what I sent!
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Fiber of the Month Swap June Gallery! on: June 19, 2008 04:27:49 PM
I was bad Sad  I had a stomach bug and didn't leave the house for the PO until today.  It was one of those kinds of bugs... ugh.

  Anyhow, I just PM'd my partner about it.  I took pics of my FABULOUSNESS that just arrived today, and will post them tomorrow Cheesy
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