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100Bean
« 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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darlingbud
« 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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