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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2007 07:40:09 AM »

Wow Star.  Next time ask him "passive agressive much?"  My hubby is worse than jealous, he is an enabler.

Back on topic, I ADORE your yarn Harlem Purl!  It looks great!  And Vanillaxlight, I love your skein too!  It looks so squooshy Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2007 08:05:01 AM »

Whoa!  I guess I'm lucky...my husband loves it when I spin.  I don't know why, but he gets this lovesick look on his face whenever I'm sitting on the couch concentrating on not breaking a single or whatever. 

Harlem purl, I freakin' LOVE your rich, autumny yarn!!!!!  That has to be one of my favorite colorways ever!  And it's so evenly balanced.  Beautiful!

Here's my contribution for the week:


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I basically took all my leftover singles and plied them into a nice big skein of squooshiness.  There's a little of everything in there...merino, superwash, alpaca, merino/tussah, corridale, romney...and about 130 yards, I think, spun on my drop spindle.  Someday I have got to try an actual wheel.   Smiley  Anyway, yay!  I love Fiber Fridays!!
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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2007 08:17:38 AM »

ooh, I hate when men are jealous of my hobbies.

Vanilla, try talking to your local spinning or weaving guild. I just learned that they sometimes have used stuff for sale. Also ask your teacher, she might know someone too.

Ive already found out, actually! $20 for a year membership to the guild, then I can get a wheel (ashford or louet), a drum carder, a niddy noddy, and a skein winder all for under $20 per month Grin

My boyfriend is interested in the process of making yarn, at least for now. He likes watching me do it, and he even asks me about it. Hes not interested in the finished product at all, though!
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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2007 09:45:57 AM »

I don't have pictures of most of the yarns I spun this week, so I guess I'll show them next week. Here's what I do have pictures of:

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Foxmask - vegan handspun! "faux cashmere" nylon in brown, grey, pale green, and pale blue, gunmetal grey "black diamond" bamboo, and pale blue nylon sparkle, all plied with dark brown polyester thread.





Dandelion - This yarn is super detailed and complex. I spun it from batts that I carded myself. I don't usually spin handcarded yarns to sell, since it takes extra time (I use hand cards, not a drum carder), but this yarn reminded me that it's totally worth it! I carded together silky-soft superwash merino wool in bright yellow and green, white bamboo, gobs of yellow and green recycled sari silk, and lots of sparkle in two different shades of green. The sparkle doesn't show up well (or at all) in the pictures, but since it was carded into the fiber the entire skein has a subtle shimmery sparkle to it. This yarn has the most amazing texture! It's very smooth, soft, silky, and airy. It was inspired by the time I've spent with the local dandelion population recently - you can see my recipe for dandelion biscuits, with a photo, here.
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« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2007 09:47:38 AM »

dandelion loooks absolutely beautiful. I always looove the bamboo yarns, but dandelion is my favorite hands down. love the coloration
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« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2007 09:53:26 AM »

vanillaxlight - thanks! And I like your  'oscar' yarn - I love a plump two-ply! Yum, it looks nice and squishy.

My boyfriend actually spins occasionally, he just doesn't like it. And he doesn't ever knit or anything, even though he knows how (I don't think he likes that, either). I once asked him why he spins if he hates it so much (it's actually funny watching him, he gets so MAD) and he said he just thought he should know how.

Actually, the wheel I'm using now is his. He's never once touched it, ever.
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« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2007 10:05:57 AM »

feralfeminine - Dandelion is gorgeous.  I am totally in love.
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« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2007 11:19:40 AM »

feralfeminine, I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOVVVVVEEEEE that first skein.  I just dyed some roving last night in a mint chocolate colorway. I'll take pix and put 'em up when I can, but YOURS is AWESOME! I always love your yarn. *sigh*
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« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2007 11:36:14 AM »

Fiber Friday already???  Time flies when you're at home all day...every day...week after week!  Tongue

Such great yarns so far!!!  Kudos to the beginners!!!  Oh, wait...that includes me, too!  Hee-hee!

Here's my yarn for this week.  Lots of details in my craft blog.

'My favorite things' mixed media art yarn (which is really actually huge!  It looks like a small skein here, but it's 8.5 ounces and 390 yards!



'Dewberry Cobbler' - Cashmere and Llama boucle lace weight (which is more purple than this, but the camera wouldn't cooperate.)

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« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2007 12:07:25 PM »

So pretty already today!!  Dandelion really caught my eye.  The green is so vivid and almost living.



My contribution to Fiber Friday.  About 115 yards of chunky/worsted weight 2 ply wool, 4 oz. 

I'm not sure the breed of sheep it's from but I bought the roving from Custom Woolen Mills in Carstairs, AB.  I dyed it using Rit dyes.  The roving wasn't as "smooth" as any other that I've purchased to date, so I found it a bit of a struggle to get the yarn smooth (i.e. not lumpy) and wasn't sure if I would like it but now that it's plied I really do like it. 

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