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« on: August 11, 2006 01:58:23 AM »

Hurrah! Fiber Friday is here!

All of my yarns are from the fiber I posted earlier this week. My apologies, but I haven't set the twist on any of them yet (laziness and an impatience to post). Click for bigger pictures:



I took misshawklet's advice in my post earlier this week and ended spinning this one up as super bulky thick n thin singles. I'm actually really happy with it now, and I think it'll look super fun knitted up!



This one is amazingly soft, and although I know it doesn't look like much, it's got a wonderful pearly sheen in person. The colours aren't captured perfectly in the photo, either - it's a pretty blend of pale lavender, white and pale sage green.





These two are from the same singles - the first is self plied, and the second is plied with a non metallic gold thread. I wanted to ply all of the singles like the second lot, but I discovered belatedly that I had very little thread left on the spool! Oh well...



This is currently my favorite yarn. I actually have two skeins of it (a bit over 100 metres). It's a light, slightly desaturated raspberry red with long coily bits of bright orange-red. This was my first time doing coils, and although I found it really challenging, I'm so pleased with myself!

Ok guys, enough of me. Show us your stuff!
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2006 02:14:03 AM »

oooooohhhhhh..... the green+gold is amazing
and the pinkish one reminds me of strawberry sherbet(sp?)

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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2006 03:36:00 AM »

Mmm... the first one looks like ice cream! Wink

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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2006 04:58:46 AM »

oh those are beautiful! i adore the reddish pink skein at the bottom the best but i love them all.

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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2006 06:36:19 AM »

i love the green one plyed with the sparkle!!!!

I was trying for 2 skiens today. But I fell asleep plying durring Americas got talent.

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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2006 07:02:50 AM »

I love fiber friday!

Faerietail - I love the textures of your yarns! They look wonderful!

Pixiefarts - The colors in your fiber are fabulous! What method/dyes do you use?

Here's what I've been doing this week that I didn't already post in my post earlier this week:

The first one is called Purple Popsicles. When I was dying my fiber, I wanted something moodier and brooding, but I think I am doomed to always spin up cheery yarns!

The Second one is The Green Giant Gets a Soft Side, and is soo soo soft.

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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2006 07:44:27 AM »

wealleatpasta: I used wilton dyes.

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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2006 07:48:04 AM »

Wow wealleatpast! I adore the purple popsicles!

« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2006 07:59:03 AM »

wealleatpasta: I used wilton dyes.

I do too! but I can never get colors as vivid as yours, though I try. my method of choice at the moment is crockpot, but I always get patches of white in my roving after dyeing that mutes the colors greatly.

and thank you koi! I love purple! I'm surprised I have not spun up any purple yarn before this!

« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2006 08:48:22 AM »

wealleatpasta: it was the 1st time with wiltondyes  myself... I was testing the different basic colors( brown, sky blue, yellow and red red). I used the microwave to steam this one.

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