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Topic: FIBER FRIDAY 02/09/07  (Read 6966 times)
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LUBEE
« on: February 08, 2007 10:01:18 PM »

I just learned how to spin last night i am so excited to be a part of the community!!! HaHAha!!!
so here is my first skein if you can call it that

and it all knitted up!

did i mention i was excited?
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AsphaltQueen
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2007 10:02:02 PM »

Mmmm, that makes me think of peppermint!
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LUBEE
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2007 10:05:29 PM »

peppermints or the white stripes!
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Avian Flight
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2007 10:07:57 PM »

Mmmm, that makes me think of peppermint!
ditto! nice job
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2007 10:32:32 PM »

Cute!!

I didn't get around to spinning anything this week (as I sold my main wheel a week ago and am awaiting my new one, and I can't spin what I want on my Hitchhiker due to ratio limitations..)

But I did buy and wash a Border Leicester fleece!

From this..


To this!


Still some VM in there, but it seems to be nice fresh "friendly" VM if there is such a thing.. all the dirt and gunk is gone.  It's still not quite dry so I haven't done much teasing and picking bits out by hand yet.

It's sooooo soft, and soooo curly, I really can't wait for my wheel to get here!!  Cool
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2007 11:12:14 PM »

finally! something to show!



I finally pulled the black and brown off my spool. and the white was spun up from the stuff I prepared a couple of weeks ago. one is navajo plied, but it didn't really want to be so I left the rest single. Here is a closeup



I'm taking my wheel on mini break, I plan to spin until I run out of fiber!
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2007 12:41:07 AM »

Wow easterbun, that's an impressive wash job!

My new lendrum arrived, and here's my first skein off of it (also my first attempt at navajo plying)
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/187/384453790_b5a74e3528.jpg?v=0
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/183/384453794_66107087d2_m.jpg
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feralfeminine
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2007 01:47:45 AM »

This week I spun:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/177/384301831_5be4437949.jpg



http://farm1.static.flickr.com/181/384301827_b4034aac16.jpg

"Tainted Love" - squishy wool singles with random bits of fuzzy mohair. There are big slubs of black wool throughout.







"Ariel" - superwash merino, bamboo, and pale green nylon sparkle. I love this yarn - very very silky & soft.

I've been lazy (or busy) and haven't posted in the fiber friday threads for SEVERAL fridays...so here's a glimpse at other fibery things I've made recently:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/162/375905994_444c066b55.jpg

"Posy" handspun yarn set. One skein superwash merino plied with cotton thread and one skein superwash merino plied with recycled pink 80% merino/20% angora yarn and felted kid mohair flowers.



Woodburned drop spindle. I taught myself how to woodburn and put together some learn-to-spin kits.

More photos in my flickr account...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/feralfeminine/
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LadyBean32
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2007 04:45:55 AM »

Everyone's yarns and fibers look great so far.

feralfeminine!!

OMGOMG OMG.. I have yarn that looks EXACTLY like that.  Shocked Shocked


Let me guess, is that the millends fromSheepShed studio?? If so, I KNEW it! what a small world; great minds think alike!!
For a minute I was sitting here wondering,"How'd my yarn get up there? I didn't post anything this week..."  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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Kazkitty
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2007 05:23:47 AM »

wow.. everyone's yarns look amazing so far. Cheesy

Congrats on spinning your first lubee!

I actually have stuff to show off this week.. yay!

Emerald Isle: merino/corriedale, appx 24 yds - my first 2ply that I'm really proud of  Smiley




Dreamscape: 100% mohair, appx 37 yds, 14wpi - it's so soft and fuzzy.. I love it! And my first time spinning mohair...





Hot Pants: spun from silk hankies! first try with that too! lol  appx 7 yds





Reflections: merino/corriedale, appx 30 yds, 7wpi  -first navajo plied skein! I didn't think I'd really be able to do it on a spindle.. but there it is!





I really love spinning! Cheesy  I can't wait til I can afford a wheel.. lol
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