Oh how I love Fiber Friday. I actually developed a weird skin condition on my hands that led to them getting EXTREMELY irritated anytime I spun. It was traumatizing to say the least. I couldn't spin for six months! But it's under control now so I'm getting back to practice!
This is some anonymous wool with mohair locks spun in. It's sort of overspun in some places but I love it. I call it The Glorious Return of Spinning.
And this is Malibu Nights, Tangerine Dreams, my yarn dedication to the hidden track on Tenacious D's album. The actual yarn didn't look anything like this yarn. This is just a tribute. (Don't worry if that makes no sense.) : )
Congratulations, Cassiemarie! My boyfriend just proposed last month, so I'll be there soon enough.
Everyone's yarns look great as usual! Lufah, I LOVE that persian carpet skein. Yummy. And Everlasting Gobstopper, Sarah, very pretty!
Here's mine for the week. I apologize in advance for the slightly fuzzy pics, my tripod broke.
My first coil yarn! Grape Expectations
Some leceister dyed with Jacquard acid dyes, named SkyandSea
And isamax, I'm right with you on ugliest yarn (although yours at least has pretty colors!).... This yarn was NOT supposed to look like this, but when I was done I realized I had yarn that looked exactly like a tennis ball. And so it was named! Tennis Ball:
Niftyknitter: (applause) You're doing GREAT! I'm kind of a newbie still myself, and I know how exciting it is when it finally clicks. I love that second one. Keep up the great work!
Aliastriona: (applause again) That's great for a first try! I don't know what's happened to me lately, but I've been liking pink...I used to hate it!
Lado: I llooovve that first one. Drooool.
Here's my contribution for the week. I haven't set the twist yet. It's my first time using tussah silk. The pics make it look more brown, but it's actually more gray and blue, and the brown spots sort of blend to this purply color. I've been listening to a lot of Billie Holiday lately, and have dubbed this yarn 'Stormy Weather'.
Thanks for the Seaweed yarn comments! I just finished spinning up another two skeins of it. I must admit, I LOVE this yarn. It is unbelievably soft and squishy. I don't even want to knit anything out of it, for fear it won't do it justice.
I was really torn on whether or not to wait til next week to post these, but I just got ahold of some silk/merino mix, so I'm sure I'll have more by Friday.
From left to right: 'Seaweed' yarn, wool/eyelash hand dyed and then plied together; Hand dyed purple alpaca (plied with red thread on bobbin); Heather gray and orange Halloween yarn, wool; Pink silk/wool blend, (made from roving from http://www.kittenlogic.com), and some hand dyed Leicester in reds and oranges, looking very much like tomatoes. Sorry about the crappy lighting, it's the middle of the night.
I got my spinning wheel a few weeks ago and spun up some yarn, but I didn't want to post until I'd dyed it, which I put off for two weeks because I was afraid it would turn out horrible, and I'd become very attached to this yarn. But I finally got the guts and TADAH! Here it is! A little overtwisted, but I actually don't mind. I dyed using Wilton's and a very impromptu method, because after dyeing three skeins in my back yard, it started to rain, so I had to move the whole thing inside.
This was some very cheap Blue Faced Leicester (or however the heck you spell that).
I'm very happy with how it turned out and can't wait to find something to knit out of it.
Wasn't quite sure where to post this....felt a bit silly posting it in the 'Completed Projects', because it took me all of five minutes to make.
I got a craving to make my own niddy noddy, but as it was 10pm, I couldn't head out to Home Depot to buy pvc pipe. So I went to the basement, and found an old cardboard tube left over from used up wrapping paper, cut it a yard long, used the remainder to make the two ends, then cut slits in the main part to stick the ends into. Voila! The world's most ghetto niddy noddy. Of course, not recommended for drying yarn on, as the cardboard would get nasty when wet. But it works great, and it was free and satiated my thirst for a niddy noddy. (Apologies for not so great pic.)
I'm a day late because I could not get my image hosting to function yesterday, but I've worked out the kinks I think finally. This is my first time posting in fiber friday! This is my second yarn, done on my drop spindle (I get my wheel as soon as I'm done paying it off...I CAN'T WAIT!!) and this time I gave a try at plying, and I love it. Sorry about the bad pic quality. My digital camera is vveeerrry old, as is my computer.
P. S. - Everyone's stuff looks AMAZING, as usual. Whenever I start to feel my patience wearing thin with my drop spindle, I come and look at all of your guys' stuff and am motivated and inspired all over again!