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11  Re: How's your Etsy shop doing now? in Selling Crafts on Etsy.com by bixby2 on: September 30, 2007 04:04:09 PM
Thanks!  I just finished a sizeable shop update today.  It is fun to be back in the game.  I am finaly putting my degree to some use  Cheesy  I was a Master Dyer  the theatre department at the university, or a Potion's Master as my husband calls me.  I am enjoying having my hands 6 shades of purple again

Here is some of what I have done recently

Flutterby


Punk Rock Girl
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12  Re: Fiber Friday 8/24/07 in Spinning: Completed Projects by bixby2 on: August 24, 2007 10:48:45 AM
I made a scrappy yarn from half ounce pieces



It is sock weight and about 700 yards from 5.5 oz
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13  Re: Fiber Friday 8/10/07 in Spinning: Completed Projects by bixby2 on: August 10, 2007 11:59:41 PM
It is still technicaly Friday here for 3 more minutes!  Here is my fiber.  It is a 60/40 blend of Merino and Bamboo in the Mermaid colorway from Spunky Eclectic



I spun it thin, here is a closeup so you can see how it shines



And another so you can see just how thin it is.



You can read more about this at my blog
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14  Re: Fiber Friday 8/3/2007 in Spinning: Completed Projects by bixby2 on: August 03, 2007 08:07:51 AM
I haven't posted in a fiber friday in weeks!  I finaly got my computer back up and running, so here is what I was working on for the end of the tour

Tulips - BFL laceweight, 1300 yards from 8 oz



Mermaids - 60/40 blend of wool and bamboo, not sure of yardage yet

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15  Re: Tour de Fleece 2007 in Spinning: Completed Projects by bixby2 on: July 09, 2007 08:26:57 PM
So this is what I finished last night and today.  I got the Nightshade plied up last night.  It actually came out mostly laceweight!!



I then jumped into some Tulip.  It is certainly laceweight and is taking FOREVER to spin  Cheesy

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16  Re: Tour de Fleece 2007 in Spinning: Completed Projects by bixby2 on: July 07, 2007 07:18:14 PM
I started to practice spinning lace weight with this mystery fiber.  I have no idea what it is, I got it in a swap.



In the closeup you can see that it is a beautiful tweedy blend of some sort



I was not successful at reaching laceweight.  It came out sock weight instead, so I pushed on to my next attempt

Nightshade in Coopworth from Spunky Eclectic



I don't know yet if I have broken the elusive lace barrier, but I did come away with some unusually colored hands  Cheesy

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17  Re: Fiber Friday June 29, 2007 in Spinning: Completed Projects by bixby2 on: June 29, 2007 08:31:30 AM
they are all fantastic!  Between packing for my move and the anticipation of the Tour, I haven't done much in the way of fancy spinning.  I have been working on spinning the wool for this rug.  It's for my new kitchen!


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18  Re: Fiber Friday 6/8 in Spinning: Completed Projects by bixby2 on: June 08, 2007 09:10:02 AM
Isamax - I love the colors and textures you have there!

Star - I haven't started on my Nightshade yet, I am still trying to decide how I want to work it.  Yours looks fantastic!  Thanks for the inspiration

Feralfeminine - I love your bamboo!  It is so shiny and the colors are fantastic!

I have been spending some time spinning primary colors (borring) for a project I have in mind.  I have also been trying to use up some of the fiber I have spun.

Remember this fiber?


It is now this shawl for my mom!
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19  Pacific Waves Shawl in Knitting: Completed Projects by bixby2 on: June 06, 2007 11:48:04 AM
I recently completed the Pacific Waves Shawl from elann.  I used some yarn I had spun earlier to make it.  I gave it to my mom for her birthday.  Here she is modeling it for me  Cheesy



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20  Re: Fiber friday 5/18 in Spinning: Completed Projects by bixby2 on: May 18, 2007 10:41:27 AM
It all looks fantastic this week!

Pieknits - I love the cotrast of the hard, light wood to the dark, soft wool.  That photo needs to go to the yarn museum!

I finaly got some spinning done this week.  I had decided I needed to knit up some of the yarn I had been spinning before I spun any more.  Here is Signature in BFL from Spunky Eclectic


It was spun in a laceweight and then Navajo plied into a heavy sock weight.  I also got 4 pounds of fiber in the mail this week.  Here is my littlest one helping me unpack it Cheesy

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/232/503484796_77d7e4a681.jpg?v=0

She is my little customs inspector.  She has to approve every package that comes into the house.  I am getting her started out right Grin
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