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1  Re: Fiber Friday 5/4 in Spinning: Completed Projects by harlem purl on: May 04, 2007 06:30:11 AM
Vanillaxlight, I find that the boyfriend is hardly ever as excited about my spinning as I am. I love your oscar the grouch. Plying like a pro already  Cheesy

It seems like I'm on a one skein a week schedule but some of my other hobbies seem to get in the way.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/51601105@N00/483354398/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/51601105@N00/483354412/


Specs:
Crown Mountain Farms Roving (superwash merino)
Colorway:Wild Thing
Yards: Approx. 100
Weight: 2.15 ounces
WPI: 20

I can't wait to see what everyone else has spun.
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2  Re: Fiber Friday 4/27 in Spinning: Completed Projects by harlem purl on: April 27, 2007 04:41:16 PM
I *heart* fiber Friday Grin Here's my offering. This yarn was spun fromthe Spunky Fiber of the Month club. It's called Strawberry Fields and I think she did an excellent dye job. It's 4 ounces of sport weight and approximately 320 yards. (I apologize for the dark pictures)


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3  Re: Fiber Friday - April 20th in Spinning: Completed Projects by harlem purl on: April 20, 2007 06:31:36 AM
Yay, I get to participate in another Fiber Friday. I love all the yarns already. Knitwit I see you went above and beyond the call of duty huh? I love the contrast on those rolags 100bean. I can't wait to see what they look like all spun up. Like grayling40, I only have one, two ply yarn to offer for your viewing pleasure.


This is two ounces , approx 160 yards of fibery goodness. This was hand dyed Corriedale that I purchased from the Yarn Tree (The owner is so nice). I couldn't resist the colors. Here's a close up.


Happy Fiber Friday.
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4  Re: Fiber Friday - 30th March in Spinning: Completed Projects by harlem purl on: March 30, 2007 05:11:58 PM
All of the fiber this week is just gawjus, as usual. but I have to say, that feralfeminine's braided hand dyed roving picture won my "computer screen background of the week" contest. I had a really hard time choosing though. To tell you the truth, I didn't want to get rid of my one from last week  Wink

This Fiber Friday is extra special for me because this yarn was spun on my new Victoria. It took me a while to get used to the speeds and to adjust the tension the way I like it but little Vicky Irsabo (I named her Irsabo because my tax refund and bonus from job helped pay for her, get it?) is a little trooper. Anyhoo, enough talk, more yarn...

This is around 150 yards of navajo plied Corriedale roving. I dyed it using wiltons and I wasn't crazy about it when I dyed it but now, eh, it's growing on me. I would've had more to show if it hadn't been for two coveted knitting books coming this week (Yarn Harlots & Charlene Schurch). Dontcha just luv fiber friday?

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5  Re: Fiber Friday 3/16 in Spinning: Completed Projects by harlem purl on: March 16, 2007 04:33:00 AM
Yay for Fiber Friday! I haven't posted anything in a while and I finally made it, Woot!

Dressedinsun, I love the sparkly stuff. Your favorite is my favorite too. It's not your average yarn.

Here's my offering. Sorry I didn't get a chance to take any stats but it's Sheep Shed mill ends in light greys dyed with Jacquard Acid dyes. I ended up navajo plying the singles.

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6  Vanilla Roomy Mittens in Crochet: Completed Projects by harlem purl on: January 20, 2007 11:18:11 AM
Some of the members of one of my local crocheting groups requested a pattern for some mittens. One of them had just made a hat for a friend and wanted to make matching mittens. I walked her thought the construction part of it but they came out a little misshapen so I told her that I would work on it. So here's what I came up with. They are pretty roomy and a bit drafty but I do want to try them with a smaller hook or thicker yarn and see how they come out.

The pattens here on my blog
http://harlempurls.blogspot.com/2007/01/what-do-you-do-when-you-cant-knit.html

I'll let you know if I decide to revamp them a little.

Happy crocheting!
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7  Re: Fiber Friday 1/19 in Spinning: Completed Projects by harlem purl on: January 19, 2007 06:02:22 PM
Yay, I finally have somethign to post, WOOT!

First let me say that all of your yarns are absolutely amazing. Rubysdaughter, I'm so jealouse that you can spin so evenly. Wow and the color are gawjus. Even though I'm ogling all the yarn here I'd have to say yellowjacket is my favorite. And I don't even like yellow. Kudos guys.

OK, enough talking


Sorry for the flashy picture but it's kinda hard to take pics during the day. All of these were dyed using Wiltons. Can you say "Pink & Green Phase". Next time I dye I'm going to purposely stay far away from green and pink. The two on the right were spun from superwash merino rovings that I got from my sistah in crime Necia. The one on the right is spun from fleece that I got from thishttp://www.rhlindsaywool.com/place.I washed, dyed, carded and spun the yarn over this past week. I carded the pink and green together into rolags so that I could get more of a varegated effect and less barberpoley. Hopefully I'll have more to show by next Friday.
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8  Re: does anybody else think these boots / socks are gorgeous? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by harlem purl on: December 03, 2006 09:35:42 AM
As promised, I attempted to create a pattern for this sock. I finished one sock but there are still many alterations that I want to make. I did the sock toe-up because that is what I am most comfortable with. I have done socks from the top down but toe ups are my favorite. Once I have the pattern down I'll write it for either version. I used some worsted weight yarn from my stash for the prototype. It's not very comfortable but once I have it down, I'll use something a little softer. I single crocheted around the edge to make it a little neater and to also have a place to bring the laces through. I made both a short row heel and toe and I bordered the top with seed stitch.

Some of the alterations I'll make for the next sock are: 1) I'll use a wedge toe, I'm not crazy about the short row toe here. 2) I'll gradually increase for the start of the opening because it's looking kinda square at the toe. 3) I'll change the top border to ribbing just to see what it looks like. 4) I think I'll just use one strand of yarn to lace it up. The chain is kind a bulky. Please let me know whatcha think and if you have any other suggestions. Thanxs, I really enjoyed this process and I can't wait until it's finished so we can start a knit along.

p.s. Please pay no attention to my hairy legs. I don't shave until summer so try not to judge me too much. Wink
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9  Re: Fiber Friday Oct. 27 in Spinning: Completed Projects by harlem purl on: October 27, 2006 09:31:12 AM
Yeah, I know I've been MIA for a while.

artistrachelmarie - I love all the colors in Lucy. I'm a little too timid to try and spin all those colors together but I'm glad somebody has the guts.

cprig- Cool neon, very psychadelic. I'm impressed that your spinning yarn like that already. Very kewl.

TheBon- I love the name of that colorway and I can't wait to see that spun up. What project did you have in mind for the handspun?

Here's my itty bitty contribution. I recently got a pair of hand carders so now I'm totally obsessed with carding fleece. I recently purchased some acid dyes from a company called Aljo which is right here in the city (not to mention they're half the price of Jacquard for 1/2 oz.). I tested their Alzerine Blue dye out on some grey Romney wool from my stash. I love the way the wool soaked up the dye so as soon as it was dry I carded it with a little sparkle and spun up a sample skein.


Sorry for the crappy picture but it was taken on my camera phone.

Happy Fiber Friday. Cheesy
 
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10  Re: Fiber Friday 8/18 in Spinning: Completed Projects by harlem purl on: August 19, 2006 03:55:15 PM
I know, I'm kind of late.

All of your yarns are wonderful. I am so inspired. I was so inspired last night that my hands were itching to dye something. I dyed this roving last night using Wilton's. I love how bright the colors came out.


I also spun this yarn up last night also.


I know it looks like an ordinary skein of yarn but this was my first time processing it from raw wool. You can't tell from the picture but there is actually some firestar mixed in there. I put a lot of work into this little skein and I am so proud of it.

I HEART fiber fridays

Now I'm off to dye some more roving!
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