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« on: April 19, 2007 10:59:59 PM »

Happy Fiber Friday everyone! Because I am staying up late, I get to start it off this week  Grin

I've got 8 yarns to share! They went to alwaysinmyroom in a swap and she's received, so no spoilers. I don't know why I think other people would worry about me spoiling a swap, but there it is. Now, on to the yarn!

Here's a bumpy jewel-toned yarn: 2.9 oz, 107 yards

Another Rainbow: Two singles spun in rainbow order, then plied together. Will make a rainbow striped something when knit

Another in the crayons series: 2.3 oz, 105 yards

Another in the mangowood series: 3.3 oz, 138 yards

I'm not sure what to call this: 2.9 oz, 159 yards

This one was meant to be pretty: 2.8 oz, 65 yards

Blues, white, holographic thread and real pearls: 2.4 oz, 79 yards

Always In My Room: (that's what the beads spell out) with coils, 2.8 oz, 90 yards.

Thanks for letting me show off! I can't wait to see what else is out there today! TGIFF

« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2007 11:42:47 PM »

wow, knitwit, those are all awesome! I think the 1st one might be my favorite.

I've been spinning novelty yarns this week, I haven't thought of name for them yet:
Plied with crochet thread with little birds, eggs, and flowers

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Plied with yellow crochet thread with big beads


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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2007 12:10:56 AM »

whoa! all 8 of those went to miss always? What a lucky duck!

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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2007 01:42:04 AM »

knitwit I love the blue tone they rock
and the one with the birdies is a sweet idea darlingbud

I was palying with my alpaca and some food colouring and came up with this, I need to dye some more and then spin it.

and then a ball of grey I had

slytherin colours me thinks.....


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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2007 05:31:03 AM »

So much fiber goodness already! Love the purple/blue with beads darlingbud. Here's my contribution for the week. I haven't named it yet, but I think it's my favorite that I've made in terms of color. It's amazing how three colors of Kool-Aid turn into like 12 colors when it's spun.

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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2007 05:43:23 AM »

Hey people, things look great so far! Knitwit - your yarns are always so creative and unique, it just blows me away. They're all gorgeous, but I LOVE that the beads in the last one actually say something! That's amazing. Darlingbud - your beaded one is so fun and colorful, it makes me happy. Tanza - I'd like to use your dyed alpaca as a pillow, it looks so soft. And Grayling, those are great Kool-Aid colors! I've used it a few times but haven't gotten anything that varied and pretty yet.

I only have one thing to show off, my first rolags made with my new hand carders - I love them so much! I can't wait to spin this stuff:

Pink and black merino with hot pink Angelina sparklies, somewhere over 100g (one already pre-drafted, I couldn't wait):

Happy Fiber Friday, everybody!
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2007 06:31:36 AM »

Yay, I get to participate in another Fiber Friday. I love all the yarns already. Knitwit I see you went above and beyond the call of duty huh? I love the contrast on those rolags 100bean. I can't wait to see what they look like all spun up. Like grayling40, I only have one, two ply yarn to offer for your viewing pleasure.

This is two ounces , approx 160 yards of fibery goodness. This was hand dyed Corriedale that I purchased from the Yarn Tree (The owner is so nice). I couldn't resist the colors. Here's a close up.

Happy Fiber Friday.
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2007 07:19:43 AM »

Newbie post!  I just taught myself how to spin yesterday and this is what I've come up with so far. 

Fembot - about 1 oz of white corriedale top plied with metallic silver and hot pink thread.  I couldn't get a decent picture of the silver thread...  This was my first attempt at spinning!

Mr. Roboto - Attempt #2!  1/2 oz of blue/green corriedale top plied with metallic silver thread.  Both wools came from a learn to spin kit.  I think that my second attempt is a bit better. 
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2007 07:22:10 AM »

Wow, everyone's look so great this week. I love the birds darlingbud, they make me think spring might actually come this year. I finished my first silk yarn and I hope it will be dry in time for me to post a photo today.

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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2007 08:52:16 AM »

Thanks for the kind words.  Grin

All the yarns here are pretty so far. The birds, eggs and flowers is really fantastic! The rolags look great and what can I say about those robot photos? I love it! The last one where the spindle is like a weapon is actually giving me a lot of ideas. Thanks for the yarn fix this morning everyone!

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