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« on: March 23, 2007 04:52:03 AM »

Oh my gosh, I can't believe I'm starting the thread this week. I'm so nervous, it's like two stepping in a room full of professional dancers.  Cheesy

Here's my 1 skein for this week

I call it Hot Topic because the colors remind me of the mall store with the same name.



Its 60 yards of mill ends in black and red recycled sari silk. Its thick and thin but wpi = bulky weight.
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2007 06:18:42 AM »

MMmm it is early, i am still rubbing my eyes, but here is my contribution.

I finally watched Marie Antoinette which inspired this skein.



And i have been playing around with dying and spinning some tussah silk. Yum!




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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2007 07:01:08 AM »

Ooooohhh, pretty!

Here are mine:
Tangerine, hand dyed merino, navajo plied:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/174/431376132_e273df9d68.jpg?v=0

Red wine, spun on my Turkish spindle, hand dyed merino:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/160/431376145_222637df6a.jpg?v=0

And here the yarn from that lovely roving tenrec sent me for the hand dyed roving swap, it's a merino/silk mix and was amazing to spin! This is the first half of the roving with some of the pre-drafted roving... 319m and 2oz.


Here a close-up:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/178/431376168_7780e2c8ed.jpg?v=0

It's very thin but strong, as I spun it quite tightly and thanks to the silk, I am planning on knitting this lace scarf out of it:
http://www.knitty.com/issuespring05/PATTbranchingout.html
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2007 07:33:06 AM »

Yay Friday! Love the colors this week so far!

100% corriedale plied with gold thread, unnamed (any suggestions?)
http://us.a2.yahoofs.com/users/43c1fc03zce2b82d7/6a37re2/__sr_/9b43re2.jpg?phIe.AGB2SAz7URQ


Nylon plied with white thread and lots of purple beads, also unnamed
http://us.a2.yahoofs.com/users/43c1fc03zce2b82d7/6a37re2/__sr_/abc0re2.jpg?phIe.AGBovgrYNpb


"Flamingo Invasion" 100% merino
http://us.a2.yahoofs.com/users/43c1fc03zce2b82d7/6a37re2/__sr_/7379re2.jpg?phIe.AGB2qxTU4Vf
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2007 08:43:24 AM »

All wonderful fibers this week!  Looks like people were in a red/orange mood  Cheesy

I didn't do any spinning this week, but I did use my handspun to make this shawl.


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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2007 08:48:37 AM »

Wow thats great bixby! I've never seen such gossamer entrelac! I don't have any contributions this week, but there is an all day spin in tomorow in my area, so next week for sure Wink
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2007 09:14:29 AM »

There are always such yummy yarns on this thread..I luv them all!!
I'm a part time spinner so I don't spin all that often..but I actually did spin this week..
aqua girly purly (hand dyed misc fleece / tencel)

I'm planning to make a shrug with some other cotton yarns from my stash.. a little of this and a little of that..

(^_^)
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2007 09:19:35 AM »

Yippee! I finally have something to contribute that is done, skeined up, and not for a swap partner Smiley


Irises, approx. 200 yds (I think)
100% merino, dyed by Spinners Hill, purchased at Rhinebeck 2006

And the obligatory closeup:
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2007 09:25:50 AM »

I have not spun at all this week because I've been knitting for swaps and learning to make paper.

But! My handspun & handcrafts patner got her package, so I can post what I spun last week and the week before now, yay!

Except, sigh, that I just looked at the pictures and their awful.  It wasn't light enough in the room I guess.

Anyone have any suggestions for getting good yarn pictures?  I took pictures on a white table, with the overhead light in the room on.  I back off a little bit with my camera and then zoom in, because otherwise I just seem to get all flash glare.  But these were just sooo dark.
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« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2007 09:27:48 AM »

P.S. Everybody's yarns look great today!

Snowberrylime you need to give me a lesson in wrapping onto my turkish spindle, because comparing yours to mine from last week, I'm clearly doing something wrong!
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