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« on: April 27, 2007 06:47:32 AM »

TGIF!


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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2007 06:53:51 AM »

Do you know how sad it is when the spinning moderator doesn't know how to spin?

yeah, I know.

I've been waiting to take a spinning class since SEPTEMBER! I tried learning on a drop spindle, but oh, woe, and pity that did NOT work out. I finally (FINALLY) started my class last night and it is soooo exciting. There are only three of us, we get a whole garbage bag full of fiber, and we got to take our wheels HOME with us! (so excited, cant you tell?)

Well, this is the first thing I've spun. Ever. It's increeeeedibly horrible,  but I am SO proud of it! Grin thick, thin, slubby, unspun parts... its beautiful. I'm in heaven. the wool is from a blue faced leicester, but it could quite possibly be romney.

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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2007 07:10:00 AM »

This is about 2-3 weeks' worth of spinning for me.


I got a pound of the red mix from sheep shed. I'm spinning it up slowly, it's coming out to between a DK weight and a worsted weight when plied. I'm not sure what the yardage on these 3 skeins is, but I've still got plenty left.



More sheep shed mystery yarn. This I dyed... when I spun it came out looking mostly peach and light pinks... not really my colors. It's probably a little thinner than the red mix ones I spun.


Some rainbowy BFL I dyed. I spun it thick and thin with some slubs, then plied it with sewing thread. It was my first time trying that, I like the effect.



I've got another in shades of purple like the last one. I'll probably end up putting most of these up on etsy because most of the time I have no idea what I'd use these yarns for... I need to start spinning with more of a finished knitted project in mind or something, heh.
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2007 07:23:39 AM »

Here's my contribution for the week:
Spring
Wool Top
100yds
13 wpi - I'm guessing it's dk weight
With needle felted flowers that can be attached to the finished project

Its a bit overspun which reminded me of springs, hence the name.

Great work so far everyone. Vanillaxlight you don't even want to know what my first wheel yarn looked like. My bf took one look at the mess I had tangled myself into, raised one eyebrow and asked if the purchase of a wheel was really worth the price. But it was, it really was, once you get the hand of it you'll find yourself working very hard not to ignore your loved ones so you can spend more time with your wheel.
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2007 08:06:44 AM »

Yay Fiber Friday! Great yarn so far. I especially like the unamed one, the rainbow-y bfl and spring. And of course, vanillaxlight's first wheel yarn - congrats! Very exciting! I love seeing everyone's yarns on Fridays. Smiley I've got four skeins:

More crayons:


Breakout - this self-stripes a bright row with a row of black.


Chuy: For a friend who wants to knit a guy scarf.


I can't wait to watch this thread fill up today!
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2007 08:52:12 AM »

Hi Everyone,

Long time no post, but that hasn't stopped me from viewing and aweing over Fiber Friday entries.  This week I can share something.
What started off as this



8 ozs of Paradise Fiber Microblend, consists of 95% superwash wool and 5% nylon.  Colorway is Raspberry mocha.  Spun into this



and here's another shot for clarity


All I can say is those are lace weight singles.  Not too sure of the yardage because I haven't measured yet.  The plan is to turn it into a lace shawl.  I'm glad I have more of this fiber, because I would rather my shawl be bigger than smaller.

Thanks for letting me share, now I'm off to view the other entries.
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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2007 09:28:21 AM »

This is my first Fiber Friday post! My latest creation didn't turn out as planned... I named this yarn Who Puked Up Ice Cream On My Artificial Lawn?. I really liked two colors when they were separate, but their powers combined is just icky. I spun each from merino wool roving I dyed with acid dyes. The pink is thistle and gray and is spun thinner. The green is teal and lime green and is very thick and thin. Spun each on my Ashford Top Whorl drop spindle and then plied them. The finished yarn is about 40 yds and is the thrid yarn I have ever spun.  Smiley





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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2007 09:29:36 AM »

I only have two this week, it's the week before finals, so I've been soooo busy.  Beautiful stuff everyone!

Turquoise Berry, approx 198 yards


Mauve Dream, approx 138 yards
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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2007 09:43:32 AM »

Loving the Friday goodness, everyone!!

Well, I've finally gotten my camera working and so can now post stuff!  Yay!!  Happy Fiber Friday to each and everyone!

This one I've had hanging around for a couple of weeks, but thought you might like to see it anyway.



It's cycled through a lot of names and can't apparently figure out what it wants to be (right now I'm calling it Love Potion #9).  It does, however, seem to want to toss itself off the balcony.  Haven't set the twist yet on this guy.

It's 100% merino and is uber-bulky, spun on my bottom-whorl drop spindle.  Can't remember the length at the moment...it's at home and I'm at work.   Roll Eyes

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« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2007 09:47:01 AM »

Loving all the fiber this week!!

I spun this up this week.  It is an Almost Solid sampler pack from Spunky Eclectic in all Merino.  There are 20 different colors there in 1 oz skeins.

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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2007 09:50:53 AM »

Oh, wow, Bixby!!!   Shocked  That is gorgeous, and what a heap o' skeins!

All we need now is Laura22's mannequin head laughing in the middle.
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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2007 09:52:47 AM »

~bixby2~ wow you must have been spinning like crazy!
~grayling40~ i love the unnamed one it looks like fluffy sherbet
and for me only one this week
it is 99% alpaca with some merino thrown in along with some crystal, beads and acorns.
i wanted it to look like a tree branch.
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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2007 09:56:12 AM »

Happy Friday All!

Here's "Spring In NY"  208 Yards!!  Spun singles in Merino:


Knitwit:  I always admire your colors and singles consistency!  The colors are so fabulous and bright!  what kind of dyes do you use?

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« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2007 10:05:56 AM »

wow everyone, beautiful yarns!  I don't have anything in skein format, but i do have some on my bobbin.  i'll have to post later, but for now i just wanted to pop in and say i love everything!

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« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2007 10:17:04 AM »


Knitwit:  I always admire your colors and singles consistency!  The colors are so fabulous and bright!  what kind of dyes do you use?
 

Thanks Laamissa! I love your 'spring in ny' yarn... so pretty!

I mostly use food coloring that I buy in giant bottles from a restaurant supplier. I also use kool-aid and wiltons too. I blend a lot of colors from all three sources. I know I should upgrade to professional acid dyes but I like the results I'm getting and I love being able to dye in my kitchen with my regular pots and things. I can't get a good black this way, so I usually buy black roving too. The other colors I can get myself through trial and error. Lots of error, actually!
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« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2007 10:41:05 AM »

My spinning this week...





Tatiana, 280 yds of handspun bamboo in green, purple, pink, yellow, and blue.





Joan, two matching skeins of self-striping merino wool yarn. This yarn was spun from roving that was handpainted in a series of colors that never repeat. I split the roving down the center and spun two nearly identical skeins - they both will self-stripe in the same color sequence, with no repeats. The colors in this yarn are (in the order they occur): pale blue, teal/green, yellow, peach, purple, pink, brown, and mustard/olive.



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Fletch, inspired by a day of playing in the grass with my bunny. Merino in shades of blue and green, a pinch of blue mohair, grey angora from my rabbit, and grassy green novelty yarn. Lots of candystriping colors. (The parts where the angora and the novelty yarn overlap are the best - it looks like bunnies hiding in the grass)

I also put together a bunch more learn-to-spin sets with woodburned drop spindles:









The two flowery drop spindles have leaves on the underside of the whorl.
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« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2007 11:29:42 AM »

Here's mine!  I wasn't sure how I wanted to finish this roving so I did a small sample skein andean plied.  I like the depth of the colors (I did a random dye job) once they rest on each other.   It's a 19 micron superwash merino and it basically spun itself.  I love how easy this stuff is to spin! 

I call it Andes Mint!  Green and white mint sandwiched by yummy chocolate
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« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2007 12:10:23 PM »

Loving all the fiber this week!!

I spun this up this week.  It is an Almost Solid sampler pack from Spunky Eclectic in all Merino.  There are 20 different colors there in 1 oz skeins.


i want!!!! i love all of the colors. I wish i could have something fun to show but i am still working with the same fibers.
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« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2007 12:20:46 PM »

Rubysdaughter, I had a yarn called andes mint too!
Lubee- that picture is precious!

The colors are so amazing this week, I love what everyone's doing and envy all of your natural light. It's gross out here, but fortunately, I've been snapping away all week!
Here's an experiment with spinning thick 'n thin:

I've also been enjoying plying it really tightly together- it makes an impractically heavy yarn, but I love the way it looks:

And here's my billionth attempt at coming up with lavender. It's still not lavender. Oi.

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« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2007 03:17:38 PM »

Here are the two I made this week <3

this is 'carnival'....in person it sparkles...sadly that doesn't show up in the picture


this is 'seedling'...this was soo quick to spin. I don't know if I just got into the spindle groove or what but I was shocked at how quick and smooth it went. The colors are a little off in this picture. The green isn't so pale..it's more of a gorgeous yellow green and the other color is brown. Sadly the picture is showing it as some weird purple like color. I also strung wooden beads onto it. My 'seeds'.

Does anyone have any suggestions about taking pictures of their yarn? Best places, light, etc. for close to the actual color of the yarn....
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« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2007 04:41:16 PM »

I *heart* fiber Friday Grin Here's my offering. This yarn was spun fromthe Spunky Fiber of the Month club. It's called Strawberry Fields and I think she did an excellent dye job. It's 4 ounces of sport weight and approximately 320 yards. (I apologize for the dark pictures)


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« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2007 05:08:52 PM »

EVERYTHING LOOKS AMAZING~!!!

Here is some stuff I have done.

I got my Mother Marion Spinning Wheel and here it is Cheesy. It looks small but it is HUGE!!! and you kick spin it ! It's so fun and faster than a regular drop spindle, and it also allows you to do coils and all sorts of fun stuff that could be difficult on a spindle



This is a crappy picture but it's to show the colors, I spun this single up and it is 100% Superwash and it is amazing to spin I love it! I spun it and it was at 122 yards, but I have about half the fiber left. I am in the process of plying it with some teal/turqouise sewing thread and I love the way it looks...but I now realize the single was supposed to be not set and spun in a Z twist...ohwell but I like it Cheesy



I haven't come up with a name for this but it is really crappy practice romney wool that I got, I love the colors, I am going to ply it back on itself. Yardage now is about 61 yards, and I have more fiber that I will probly spin since when you ply it back on itself it takes 1/2 the yardage or more out.



Glad to share this with everyone Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2007 06:12:12 PM »

just a few comments on the yarns:
knitwit - I love breakout, the black/bright color striping looks great.
Laamissa - Spring in NY is gorgeous, almost better than the real thing. 
feralfeminine-great yarns, and your drop spindles are neat - i might have learned to use one, if mine looked like that.   Wink

Everything is amazing, but I really just have to say to theboythatspins that your spinning wheel is just about the coolest thing I have ever seen.
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« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2007 06:56:11 PM »

Hooray - it's Friday!  Here are my two offerings... they were both sent to my partner for the Handspun/Handcrafted 2 swap and are in the gallery, but I thought I'd post them again here.


no name; Handdyed 100% merino - turquoise and purple; 150 yds 2-ply, worsted weight

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Santa's Pants!  100% handdyed merino plied with a red metallic thread; about 68 yds worsted weight
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« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2007 09:18:04 AM »

Everybody's yarns look awesome this week! Man oh man am I getting Wheel envy!
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« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2007 07:46:57 PM »

Does anyone else's heart start pounding when they look at Fiber Friday's yarns each week?   Cheesy  I mean...I just melt when I see them!!!  So great, everyone!

Here is my contribution this week.  My first 'mixed media' art yarn.  More info on the making of it in my craft blog.

Named: "Miss Combobulated"





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« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2007 08:22:12 PM »

I love Miss Combobulated...that's awesome <3
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