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Topic: FIBER FRIDAY! 1/5/07  (Read 6228 times)
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« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2007 12:09:12 PM »

Bloodyraven - I count yards when I wind the yarn on my niddy noddy.  I'd LOVE to have a yardage counter, but not in the budget right now.

Madelinetosh - I love those bright colors!  It's so nice to see what everyone's done with the Brown Sheep mills ends, since I have 6 lbs. on the way (dang feds closing down on Tuesday, grumble, won't arrive until next week, grumble grumble). 

Holly - gorgeous (as always).  Love the coils!  Have you ever knitted with them?

« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2007 12:34:55 PM »

I don't spin so I have no fiber to contribute but I just wanted to say "bravo!" to you all for such beautiful work.

The pictures are so amazing!  It's like looking at yarn porn!

« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2007 01:54:28 PM »

hello i love all of your yarns...they look so cool.... Here is my new yarn and i called it Betty Boop cuz it reminds me of her in 50's dress with feather boa wearing red lipstick.... so here is the picture:

Taghree wool yarn with black boa feather plied with black thread that already have red beads and black sequins on it ....It was fun doing this yarn!!! (The colors of yarn is more accurate is on the bottom)
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« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2007 02:53:59 PM »

what a beautiful start to the new Year!

I've got 2 to show:
Mint Mocha: A gift, that will be given away this afternoon Smiley
5.8 oz of handblended mixed wools

and I'm so excited, I finally spun another one of these skeins - it's my "signature" yarn (as in I use it in my shop logo and stationary etc)
It's called Desert Globe Mallow - it only gets made every now and again because it's so time consuming - but every time I make it, I fall in love again.
Spun from one of my own handblended batts -
merino & alpaca wools + firestar & angelina and the "flowers" are a bamboo blend yarn


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Handblended batts, handspun yarn and handdyed goodness!
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« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2007 02:59:19 PM »

Hooray for Fiber Friday!  Everyone's contributions are so pretty!

Here's my one skein for this week... hopefully there will be more soon as the holiday crafting ends and I can start being selfish again Smiley

It's 50% merino 50% tussah silk, dyed by Fleece Artist.  It's spun as loosely as I could manage in order to make it soft and fluffy - check out the halo!  The colors remind me of a kelp forest.

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« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2007 04:06:58 PM »

OK, this is my first contribution to Fiber Friday so here goes.

This was some of MamaE's Cyber Fiber Merino/Tencil in the October Night colorway.

It looked like this:

I navajo plied it and it came out like this:

In a skein it looks like this:

And this is what it looks like knit up:

It's a fingering weight at approximately 16 wpi (give or take), and I used a US3 needle for knitting it up.  The bump was about 4ozs of fiber and it yielded roughly 226 yards, all navajo plied.  I spun this on my Kromski Sonata, which I just got.  It was my third attempt at navajo plying, so it's a little uneven here and there.

That's all the details I can think of right now.  Happy spinning. Smiley

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« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2007 04:48:02 PM »

Ack more yarn coveting!!! I was up at 5:30 am and spun my little fingers to the bone so I could FINALLY contribute to Fiber Friday, and my stupid camera has no batteries. ::scream::: If I can get some before the night's over I'll post it. They are bright orange and green ala neon 80's colors dyed with Wilton's gel. sigh... maybe hubby will take me on a battery run...

Okay here it is...on my camera phone...not true color...think neon orange like Popsicles. This is my fourth or fifth skein I've ever spun. This was done on my ashford drop spindle. Have no idea how much is there... enough for spiderman to climb hehe Grin
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« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2007 06:56:35 PM »

I like Fridays!

This is roving that was dyed over the last week.  We have been really creative this past week. The sock yarn and the ball of variegated red roving is a creation of my husband. He has been getting into dying to help me out some. (Sorry about the picture, I didn't have a spot that could show off everything clearly. Thats my bed sheet cover for anyone who cares... Tongue)

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« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2007 08:42:46 PM »

Here's my first ever skein of plied yarn.  It was done on my Schact drop spindle.  I spun a thick and thin single from domestic roving after dyeing it with Kool Aid and food coloring mixed dyes.  Then, I plyed it with black sewing thread and pastel seed beads.  Then I have partially knit a garter stitch scarf from it.  Here are the pictures:






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« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2007 10:17:46 PM »

Obsessed Knitter - Do you find using the hackle easy?  I've been meaning to try making one for a while.

I'm still getting the hang of it. To be fair though, I haven't clamped it down; I have to hold it and use the diz to pull off the fiber at the same time. Each one I make though is looking better. It's also hard because I don't have combs or cards, and some of the fibers I have really need to be recombed/carded before using a hackle.

Eventually I'll get some dog combs Cheesy.

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