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« on: June 17, 2007 07:34:19 PM »

I work mainly with colors that are alike (blues, purples, etc.) but I wanted to do something with a lot of colors.  Like all the colors of the rainbow.

I started with two singles.  One is all blues and purples and the other is reds, oranges, yellows, and greens (that one reminded me of a salad, for some reason).


Plied together they became this:
244 yards, not quite a worsted weight


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I enjoyed watching the different color combos as I plied.  Gotta try this again soon!  What do you all think?
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2007 07:45:05 PM »

Beautiful! I really like the color combo you used!

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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2007 07:47:37 PM »

beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2007 07:54:58 PM »

Thank you!

(I forgot to mention that almost all of the roving was my own hand-dyed)
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2007 08:15:55 PM »

i WANT that.. do you sell your stuff?
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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2007 08:27:54 PM »

It is yarn this pretty that makes me want to take up spinning. My dear hubby would die if I took up any more crafts. However I did tell him my dream home would be to have a farm with chickens (for their egss), so sheep (what else for thier wool), some cows, and horses, oh plus a barn full of kittens and a yard full of dogs. Smiley


I wish I could learn to spin.

I love love love this yarn. I am drooling as I look at it.

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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2007 09:02:34 PM »

i WANT that.. do you sell your stuff?
I was thinking of trying to sell my stuff this summer (an excuse not to get a summer job) but I haven't got stuff set up quite yet.

I'm so glad that everybody likes it!  So encouraging!

Amy- Spinning does take up a lot of space because supplies take up space and it also adds considerably to yarn stash.  And I think a barn full of kittens would just be heaven!
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2007 09:26:37 PM »

It is surprisingly beautiful! I didn't expect those two to come out so nice looking. Really, stunning!

And to those who want to take up spinning, try a spindle and a little bit of wool first to see if you'll like it (you will) and it will give you a stronger feeling to go further. The spindle doesn't take up much room at all.
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« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2007 08:27:25 AM »

I didn't expect those two to come out so nice looking.

When I placed the two bobbins next to each other, I had serious doubts because they were so different.  But I plied them anyway, and the color combos actually worked out (a relief, I may have thrown a hissy fit otherwise).
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« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2007 10:13:26 AM »

Very nice.  The color combo really works well, I think.  That's one of my favorite parts about spinning, seeing how the colors turn out (though I admit to having made more than a few serious misjudgements in that area).
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