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Necia
« on: November 17, 2006 07:16:39 AM »

Ok I can't wait any longer for someone with more to offer to start this thread.  I humbly present you 1 lone skein, that I spun, and then dyed this week.


http://www.thescentscene.com/pictures/DSCF0567.jpg

4 ozs Henry Attic Superwash Merino.  Sport Weigthish, about 180 y.  Used Wiltons, and a little bit of acid dyes for this.  Calling my 1st colorway Under The Kitchen Sink, because I grabbed dyes, and just called it a day.  No real inspiration at all.  Surprised by the outcome, but will always love it, as this is my 1st spin to knit, and dyed yarn.

Now, what should I knit with it?

Ok, whose next?

Necia
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2006 07:39:01 AM »

Wow!  Bright!  Cheesy  The colors look so cheery.  you should make yourself something that you might use on an otherwise gloomy day.  Some fingerless mittens or something.  With yarn that "Sunny" it should brighten up any day!
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2006 08:06:03 AM »

I love those colors - especially the little bit of brown!

All of my recent spinning has gone out my door in swaps... Hopefully my partners will receive soon, and then I can post them up here!
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2006 08:17:41 AM »

i love the brightness!  Especially with such dreary weather, well here at least.

I didn't do a ton of spinning this week, but here are a few.  I did do a lot of dyeing of the bump I got last week. 

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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2006 08:39:09 AM »

Hi! This is my first post, and my first attempt at spinning!

http://people.alfred.edu/~lg2/christmasevei.html

It's called Christmas Eve I (more to come in this series, because those are the only colors I have right now). It's merino and faux cashmere, about 50 yards. I'm definitely hooked on spinning already, and am working on getting my knitting/crocheting friends to try it too. Have a good weekend!
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2006 08:47:54 AM »

Wow!  Those are so pretty!  Necia, you could make a happy little hat!  I can't wait to see that knit up.  And Holly - you've been a dyeing FIEND!  Haha!  Great colors - isn't it fun to see how the colors come out on the roving and then how they change when you spin them?  Grayling - that's great first yarn!  The red is really rich-looking.

I'm going to wait and post next week because my yarn is resting on the bobbins and I'll ply tonight.  And probably do some dyeing too...
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Necia
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2006 08:52:41 AM »

Miss Hawklett, or anyone who knows,

How are you spinning such a worsted weight single?  I'm itching to spin up a yarn similar to the weight you're spinning, and so far can't.  I can do thin pretty consistently but nothing else.  Any advice?

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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2006 09:24:57 AM »

grayling40 nice job!!  Post pics when you knit it up!  Or crochet, or whatever.  Btw my brother went to alfred u! 

As far as worsted Necia, man, I dont know!  When I first started spinning I spun really bulky, and that was it.  Worsted just came with time.  Also, it might be the fiber?  I honestly don't figure out what I'll spin until I spin a certain fiber.  This merino cross seems to "like" to be this worsted weight, or a nice thick and thin.  The ply I spun pretty thin first, but I think it would be hard for me to do a thin merino single without lots of overtwisting.  That is why I plied it, ha!

Someone else might have more helpful advice, I'm sorry!  I've never taken a lesson so I just kinda do things by the seat of my pants, figuring them out as I go along.
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Necia
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2006 09:33:38 AM »

Well, whatever you're doing, don't stop.  Your stuff always looks awesome!

Necia
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princesakati
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2006 09:50:08 AM »

Necia, awesome colors!  I would love to see that knit up!

Hi Holly!  that purple yarn just said it wants to be my Christmas present!   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2006 10:00:19 AM »

Wow, misshawklet - all that tasty dyed fiber, it's so gorgeous and fluffy-looking, it's making my brain fry! And Necia, your crazy colors are fantastic - I agree that it'd be great for something like a hat or mittens.

I'm also having a really hard time spinning anything but thin yarns now. I read all over this board that once you can get thin yarn, it'll be hard to go back and you guys were definitely right. With this yarn, I was actually trying for a bulkyish thick-and-thin thing, but...

Lime Margarita
Merino/Silk blend (from hipknits.co.uk) and metallic thread
55 grams, 341 meters




I was going to ply this on itself, but (don't laugh) I had my nails painted gold and while I was spinning the green, I noticed how nice it looked with the nail polish.

I also had this white leftover from last week's Faux Cherries, so I plied it with some more metallic thread:

Snow Crystals
merino and metallic thread
20 grams, 133.5 meters




They're both spindle spun. I rushed to finish these up (they're not even washed yet) so I could take pictures but as soon as I finished up, it got all spooky and dark outside. So the pictures aren't the best but I couldn't wait to take more tomorrow to post.
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« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2006 10:02:31 AM »

the green and gold is stunning!
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« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2006 10:04:38 AM »

Necia - I think that spinning consistently worsted just comes with time.  Many long time spinners complain that they can't spin thick anymore.  I definitely think the fiber has something to do with it.  I'm self-taught, like MissHawklett, so I don't know the textbook tricks, but I can't spin superfine merino without overtwisting some either.  Colonial Wool, Corriedale, BFL, Finn Wool and silk are all easier for me to spin into a consistent single.  

Here are my photos from this week to share:  

Colonial Wool in a heavy worsted weight
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/2070/1234/1600/fiberfri1.jpg

Pink Merino/Silk  Autumnal Superfine Merino
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/2070/1234/1600/fiberfri2.jpg
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« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2006 10:22:29 AM »



8 ounces superwash merino spun bulky 2-ply. From Crown Mountain Farms roving.
 


4 ounces corridale cross spun bulky 2-ply. From a Grafton Fibers Poof



4 ounces crockpot dyed Falkland roving "Bruised Lizard". I haven't calculated yardage yet but it's about a worsted weight 2-ply single.

If you click on any of the photos it will take you to my flickr where you can navigate the spinning set in order to see the fibers these yarns were spun from [in the set the fiber the yarn came from is right before the yarn itself.]
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« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2006 10:35:34 AM »

Inspiration is everywhere, thank goodness for gold nail polish!  That white yarn plyed with the gold thread is FANTASTIC.  I must get some gold thread, although I was considering silver last week.  I guess I'll just get both!

Edited to add:  The Bon I wanna be like you when I grow up.

RD - I can't see your pics.


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« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2006 10:39:33 AM »

woohoo fiber friday!

great stuff all around, but I especially love Lime Margarita and Bruised Lizard.

my first coil yarn, no name yet. silk, alpaca, and merino blend.


a couple of days ago I painted this roving, just mixed colors at random.


as I was rinsing it, I thought to myself Where have I seen similar colors grouped together like this?

then later I realized:


Britney Spears and her perfume crept into my subconscious!
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« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2006 10:42:25 AM »

I can't wait till I can get in on Fiber Friday, I have a whole mess of roaving that I'm spinning up, but it's a slow slow proccess for the newbie that I am.

Can you overdie naturally colored fiber? Like maybe orange or red over a natural brown?
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« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2006 10:47:27 AM »

You definitely can shylittlegoddess! Super dark brown won't show up terribly well but lighter natural non-white colors will!
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« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2006 10:56:10 AM »

You definitely can shylittlegoddess! Super dark brown won't show up terribly well but lighter natural non-white colors will!

YEAH!!! I'll have to get my spinning teacher to help me dye some of the stuff I've been spinning up. I have a wrapping paper tube that I've been putting my individual balls of spun yarn on till I get all of it spun and I can set the twist. There's a natural progression to it from my first ball to the most recent and it's kinda funny to look at. I'm using a CD drop spindle, so it's kinda slow going.
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« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2006 11:09:17 AM »

Thanks guys - I felt a little silly for being inspired by my nail polish, but I sure am glad I noticed how pretty they looked together. I think that's one if my favorite that I've spun so far, I can't wait to use it but I have no idea what for!

TheBon - that first yarn is like my dream yarn, I think I actually gasped when I saw it! Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2006 01:12:49 PM »

100bean, is the lime margarita yarn for sale? I would die for that yarn. It's so beautiful!!!
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« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2006 01:19:44 PM »

all the yarns today are beautiful! 

THe Bon - I ADORE bruised lizard even more now that it is spun!
100Bean - I am sitting here next to gold thread and white irridecent thread and now I am wondering what wool I have that would match?
darlingbud - those coils are great!  And darn that Britney Spears for being so insidious!

I have a yarn to share, but it will have to wait till either later today or early tomorrow since I still have to ply it.  I got a late start on this weeks spinning.
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« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2006 01:20:03 PM »

I love all the yarns this week!  I just want to go home and spin!  (instead of go home and knit on the endless list of Christmas presents)(or maybe i want to just go home)

darlingbud:  I love the colors in your coils yarn.  did you dye it yourself?
thebon:  is that the "bruised lizard" you showed the roving a couple of weeks ago?  it looks so good spun up!
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« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2006 01:44:20 PM »

WOW! So much fibery goodness every Friday! Shocked

The Bon - I love that superwash Merino. And I spun a yarn quite similar yarn to your "Bruised Lizard" this week. Funny! Look:
http://www.narrenburg.com/feltstudio/yarnimages/9.jpg

Meermaid - one skein has Kid Mohair Locks spun in.
http://www.narrenburg.com/feltstudio/yarnimages/2.jpg

Innocence - Falklandwool with velvet flowers spun in
http://www.narrenburg.com/feltstudio/yarnimages/1.jpg

Atlantis - Merino and Wensleydale
http://www.narrenburg.com/feltstudio/yarnimages/3.jpg

Ceyla Coils
http://www.narrenburg.com/feltstudio/yarnimages/4.jpg

Dark Forrest - one skein has handdyed sparkles and wooden beads spun in
http://www.narrenburg.com/feltstudio/yarnimages/5.jpg

Bouquet - Viscose
http://www.narrenburg.com/feltstudio/yarnimages/6.jpg
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« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2006 02:00:41 PM »

ooooh, dark forest.  mmmm, yarn boner!
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« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2006 02:06:19 PM »

thebon:  is that the "bruised lizard" you showed the roving a couple of weeks ago?  it looks so good spun up!


Yup! I'm so thrilled with it. I'm keeping it and making something for myself with it!
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« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2006 02:08:04 PM »

Thanks Holly! Wink I can't wait to see how your roving spins up. Especially the second one from the right, bottom row in the pic with the big pile of rovings. It's beautiful!
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« Reply #27 on: November 17, 2006 03:20:42 PM »

Here is my skein this week merino, where I have spun different colors together. I have also spun some more angora wool, black / wildgrey and white. the photos they are still on the bobbin, have not taken photos of the skein yet.

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« Reply #28 on: November 17, 2006 03:25:24 PM »

you guys always make me feel so jealous! all of them are so gorgeous! amazing job everyone!
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« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2006 04:33:50 PM »

Wow, everyone's yarn is so gorgeous this week!

caedara, I love Innocence...what wheel do you use, that has a large enough orifice to fit your flowers and coils though? I wish I could add larger bits to my yarns, but I can't get anything too big onto the bobbin.

I have been spinning my bum of for the last couple of days, as I have finally gotten back my bobbins which were being painted by a friend (totally worth the wait, they are gorgeous) but will have to wait until tomorrow to post, as it is drying after a dye bath. 
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« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2006 09:27:14 PM »

ooooh, dark forest.  mmmm, yarn boner!

LOL This made me laugh so hard I made the hubby come look! LOL I covet the yarn on here. I REALLY need to spin more often. I think I love sparkly stuff and beads plyed. I've never tried that, is it hard?
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« Reply #31 on: November 18, 2006 12:30:59 PM »

ok, its not friday anymore but this one wasn't dry enough to take a picture yesterday!



hehe, gomerriffic I'm glad you appreciate my sense of humor!
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« Reply #32 on: November 18, 2006 04:49:19 PM »

misshawklet, that yarn is so fluffy and yum, and the colours are really nice.

The yarn that I have been working on is finally dry, sorry about being late...

It was spun from Romney fleece, my first time preparing fleece from the beginning rather than using roving, and first time spinning from the lock (if that is the correct term for it). Dyed with food colouring, and then plyed.





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« Reply #33 on: November 18, 2006 05:59:09 PM »

ooooh both the non friday yarns are lovely too! they both look so soft!
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« Reply #34 on: November 19, 2006 07:57:19 AM »

I hate missing Fiber Friday.  Tongue  Everyone's yarns are fantastic, as usual.  I love, love, love 100bean's sparkly yarns - they're gorgeous.  darlingbud made me have a serious case of coil envy.  And I want to stick my face in all of misshawklet's rovings.  Smiley 
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« Reply #35 on: November 19, 2006 11:53:35 AM »

You definitely can shylittlegoddess! Super dark brown won't show up terribly well but lighter natural non-white colors will!

YEAH!!! I'll have to get my spinning teacher to help me dye some of the stuff I've been spinning up. I have a wrapping paper tube that I've been putting my individual balls of spun yarn on till I get all of it spun and I can set the twist. There's a natural progression to it from my first ball to the most recent and it's kinda funny to look at. I'm using a CD drop spindle, so it's kinda slow going.

AHH!  i cant wait to add to fiberfriday either!  using the CD drop spindle kit you sent me!  *huggles leah for being AWESOME*

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« Reply #36 on: November 20, 2006 02:58:35 PM »

I missed Fiber Friday last week Sad

But now I can still come here and drool over your yarns- I just LOVE the colors this collection from everyone.   GREAT GREAT JOB!!!

I will finally have something to show this week, I hope.  I managed to get some unusual colors. 
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« Reply #37 on: November 20, 2006 03:36:12 PM »

*sigh* I missed it too. And I even have yarn photos to post
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I guess I'll try to catch you guys either this friday or the next one!
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