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Topic: FIBER FRIDAY! 1/26/07  (Read 5890 times)
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« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2007 10:27:32 AM »

feverdream your "Apocalypso" scarf is beautiful.. and of course the yarn... everyones yarns are beautiful as always.. what is the thread that u plied it with? it looks very shiny

« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2007 10:31:52 AM »

feverdream your "Apocalypso" scarf is beautiful.. and of course the yarn... everyones yarns are beautiful as always.. what is the thread that u plied it with? it looks very shiny

Thank you!! The thread is a metallic thread....and the bobbin says sulky so I assume that's who makes it? It was with all the other threads at the craft store.

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« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2007 10:43:39 AM »

Oh, the yarn posted so far this week is just gorgeous. I love looking at everyone's yarns.  Cheesy

I just finished my first attempt at spinning on Wednesday. I am currently spinning the rest of the domestic wool roving I have to match the small bit I made. I hope that I'll have enough for a pair of mittens or fingerless gloves.

So, pictures:

This is all dyed with Kool-Aid. I like the colors, but I am generally not a fan of such bright shades, so I will definitely have to experiment with different dyes for pastels and jewel tones.

Close-up. It's uneven and kind of slubby, but I am pleased with it overall. I was really surprised to find that it was well balanced after I plied it. I was expecting a knotted mess, but I got lucky!

I hope to have more to share next week!

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« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2007 10:45:06 AM »

Everyones yarns are as usual: SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL!!!

caprig, your rainbows amaze me, every time I look at them. They are so sparkling and bright!
I cant wait to see all those wonderful colors spun up.

Here are my two skeins from this week, not named yet.... New Zealand Lambswool, the first deyed with acid deye, the second with silk-screen-colors.

I have not decided what I will knit out of these. Just finished dyeing a second 100 grams of the nature-colored wool.

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« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2007 10:55:46 AM »

I'm so impressed of all the wonderful colours you all get on the yarn, I'm envious!
« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2007 11:15:54 AM »

Ok!! I'm in!

First up, is some mysterywool with silk thrums I got from Rhinebeck in Oct 2006. I had a lot of fun spinning this. I don't know how many yards are in this hank, I still have way more to ply before I want to count up the total. I'm hoping to use this to make up my own shawl pattern.. Something that will accentuate the texture of the yarn. it's soft in some areas, a bit stringy in others but I'm still new at this spinning thing!


More mystery wool, only this was gifted to me. I had the pleasure of washing, carding and dyeing this myself, with KoolAid flavors, Mango and Tamarind mixture. Not sure what I'll do with this.. not very much yardage there.


A small merino batt I was also gifted. You probably can't tell but one skein is somewhat darker than the other.. but no matter, I'll work around that somehow. Smiley

« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2007 11:16:01 AM »

I haven't spun in about a month, so here's a wee little skein I did yesterday to get me back in the mood.  It's called Goodnight, Moon:



It's spun from a merino/silk blend and is so incredibly soft and squishy.  I keep poking it.  Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2007 11:19:05 AM »

i've been AWOL from craftster for awhile, so i guess i'd better get back in the game!

i bought this pencil roving when i took a road trip to the mannings with my cousin and inhope. i bought it because i thought it was horribly ugly, and i was interested in how it would spin up. why would they sell something that spins into crappy looking yarn? so i took a chance.

what an improvement! i think that the royal blue sandwiched between that muddy green was what turned me off initially, but i must say, it turned out really nicely.

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« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2007 11:26:54 AM »

faithin...that is simply beautiful

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« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2007 12:27:44 PM »

I am so inspired by everyone's work!  The colors are amazing.  Here's some silk I spun up this week.   Faithin I've always been a fan of your spinning. Those colors are great!

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