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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2006 09:23:40 AM »

Holy coils, Batman!  That coily yarn is absolutely insane, misshawklet!  I'm loving all of the earthtoney/pastel yarns, too.

The boucle yarn was actually surprisingly easy, although it took a little bit of time to do.  It came about because I'm sick of my coils being all loose and sliding all around the yarn (Nutmeg Pie, although it looks good, has that problem).  Anyway, I spun the multicolored thick ply with Z-twist, and the thin lime green one Z-twist as well., and plied them together S.  I threw in some coils just to make it interesting.  But like I said, my coils were all loose, so I wound up putting the plied yarn back through the wheel (again going S) to give it a ton of twist.  Then I spun a little bit of the turquoise single very thinly (and extra twisty) again going S.  After that was done, I just plied the cabled yarn and the turquoise together with Z-twist.  The yarn came out being pretty balanced, too, and the texture is uber-fun.  I'm not really thrilled with the color of the multi-colored thick ply (I think the dark purple kind of dulls it), but I'd love to try this technique again with some different colors.
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« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2006 09:47:14 AM »

so wonderful
and omg
I really do love
ocean, speed, and nutmeg
really really do!

wow hawklet, that's a lotta work grrl!

Here's mine, I've been spinning a lot called "Gretchen" and have been working on custom orders... also have been BUYING things. I bought a drum carder and a new laptop for my business. am awaiting their homecoming.

Diane's Custom order only half done... Gretchen plied with some of her personal yarn.

Then the Gretchen series...
all of the Gretchens have wool, coltswold, bling, polyfill, and sari silk




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Madeleine09
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2006 09:53:12 AM »

So this is nothing as cool as what everyone else does, but I just got my first drop spindle and have produce three balls of yarn.



Again, they are definitely beginner spinning,  but I was just excited to show them off. (My very first skein looked like the perverbial cat barf)
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« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2006 10:02:09 AM »

Gretchen series ROCKS! Wow!  Shocked

Madeleine09 - welcome to fiber friday! Your balls are really cute!
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darlingbud
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2006 11:47:50 AM »


Madeleine09 - welcome to fiber friday! Your balls are really cute!

my twisted mind found this funny (I guess I have the sense of humor of a 15 yr old boy  Tongue)

You guys never cease to amaze and inspire me!

I have a couple skeins that i will be posting tonight when I get home
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« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2006 03:52:16 PM »

My contribution has actually been completed for a while, but this was the first chance I've had to get pics and post it. This is 2 oz of angora/silk/wool from Wildmeadow angoras.  I'm pretty proud of it, and though it's not perfectly even, it ranges from lace to fingering weight, It IS balanced, and it's almost 300 yds!!!!  Now if I can just find something to make out of it!



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« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2006 05:37:37 PM »

Frew-Frew that yarn is gorgeous Shocked
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« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2006 05:44:36 PM »

misshawklet, I LOVE the colours in that first skein of yours.  I want, I want!!!!!!


I'm envious of everyone's abilities, and their access to handspun, haha!
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