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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 2/1/08 on: February 01, 2008 04:25:38 PM
Everyone's yarns are so beautiful this week!!!!! 

I've got just one that's actually quite old, but it was part of a package for someone and didn't want to spoil it before.

It's 4oz Corriedale Cross spun into about 100ish yards.

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I'm calling it "Riding the Ponies." It reminds me of a carousel because of the really vibrant colors, but that just seemed too boring...

And I am the lucky one to have received it.  I LOVE IT!!!!!!!  SmileySmileySmiley
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 2/1/08 on: February 01, 2008 07:30:16 AM
Yeah, I love FF!!  Everything looks awesome so far.  I especially love Blue Planet, Raspberry Latte and Igloo.  But all of them ROCK!!!!   Shocked

Here is my one lonely contribution this week.  I really need to find more spinning time.  Smiley


Taste the Rainbow--122 yards of handspun, plied with a varigated cotton crochet thread in pastel rainbow colors like the yarn.  Made from the October Batts from Traveling Rhino's Club.  Contains BFL, Superwash Merino, Domestic and Targhee Wools with Nylon & Angelina sparklies.

I love how this one came out!  It will stripe with wide non-repeating stripes!




3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Secret Santa Big Wish Swap Gallery! on: January 31, 2008 12:52:46 PM
I got my amazing package from TAOJ today!!!!!!!!  Thank you so very much, it rocks!!!!!



An amazing handmade sock sack with some hand-dyed wool yarn!  The sack is so great, perfect for knitting on the go, with a grommet on the top to lead the yarn through.  I LOVE THE FABRIC!!!!!  So awesome!



And an awesome matching needle roll!!!!!!  It is so nicely made, I love the stitching on it.  I will be the envy of everyone at my SnB meeting next week for sure.

Thank you so much TAOJ for angeling for me!!!  It was so worth the wait!!
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 1-25-2008 on: January 27, 2008 08:22:52 AM
I am late in posting, but here is my latest.  Smiley

Flamingo Bay--252 yards, 65% merino, 15% Colonial, 20% tencel blend from Copperpot on Etsy.  Fingering weight.





Everyone's yarns are fantastic, I especially love Earth & Sky and Drama.
5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: A sort of poll....Do you pre-draft your fiber? on: January 27, 2008 08:17:03 AM
I almot always predraft.  The only time I don't is if it is silk or something like that, but then I usually spin from the fold.  If I don't predraft it gets too uneven and chunky for me.
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Magic Yarn Ball Round 7 Gallery on: January 26, 2008 12:47:02 PM
I got my package from Lapoli today and it is so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here are my photos and what I got!!!!

What was in the box, ooooh such a pretty yarn ball!!!!  Smiley




Everything after I am done unwinding!!!  Tons of goodies in here!!!  The yarn, tea, Hello Kitty stickers & notepad, buttons, tags, spinning goodies, handknit iPod sock




The pattern---Anastasia socks!



The yarn---Rio de la Playa 100% superwash merino sock yarn from Uruguay, kettle dyed, 440 yards; Harbor blue colorway, this is soooooooooo soft!!



Spinning goodies!!!  Dyed firestar, silk brick, angelina and dyed roving!!!



A hand knit iPod sock!!  It is so soft and perfect for my lonely iPod!!  Smiley  Don't mind the dirty screen shot.  LOL!





Three handmade soaps: from l to r---Bayberry, Tranquility with Apricot Seeds and Eucalyptus Mint!



And the best of all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  90 yards of Corriedale handspun by Lapoli herself!!  She said she was a beginning spinner, but boy oh boy, check out this yarn, it is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  SmileySmileySmiley






Thank you so much lapoli, everything is so awesome!!!  Smiley
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Magic Yarn Ball Round 7 Gallery on: January 25, 2008 07:25:10 AM
Everything looks so fantastic!!!!  I just sent mine today woohoo!  Smiley
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fiber of the Month Clubs on: January 17, 2008 09:35:07 AM
I am part of Traveling Rhino's Deluxe Fiber of the Month Club--http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=1641  It includes: 3+ ozs handcarded batts, 2+ ozs coordinated handpainted roving, and extra add-ins! each month. the super sundae size is the art yarn spinner's ideal pick-- more than enough fiber for one HUGE skein of funky yarn each month.  Totally awesome, but I don't think she is accepting anymore for the Deluxe, but her others ones are open.

Also HollyEQQ's Batt of the Month Club  http://hollyeqq.com/page8.html---sadly that one is closed for now too, but it ROCKS and I love it.

And I am in Funky Carolina's FOTM club---http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=76181

And a new one I just joined, still waiting for my first month is Artclub's Cucukoo for Cuckobatts Club---http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8540258

I would also LOVE to join Hobbledehoy's Batt Club, but I cannot justify anymore right now.  http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8694986
9  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 1-11-08 on: January 11, 2008 03:51:44 PM
Everything is fantastic as usual.  I haven't been here in a while and haven't done much spinning, but here are my two latest!!

Circus Parade---144 yards of dk to worsted weight Corriedale, handspun.  From 2oz of roving from the Traveling Rhinos October deluxe monthly club, Rainbow Connections.



Freak Show---68 yards and 4.2 whopping oz of crazy handspun goodness. A huge and chunky yarn!  There is wool, bamboo, mohair and tons of bling and glitz.  This was spun from an awesome "oh hell" batt from the talented HollyEQQ!



Freak Show was totally outside of my usual box and a really fun spin!  Smiley
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Secret Santa Big Wish Swap Gallery! on: January 08, 2008 12:33:07 PM
Gwenyvarr and TAOJ thank you so much for angeling for me, it means a lot!  Smiley
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