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« Reply #80 on: July 10, 2007 12:35:48 PM »

I am partial to Lubee's creations!   Grin

So I finally finished something.  Wheeeewwww!!  I've been spinning like a madwoman, and it is times like these that I pine for a wheel.  Actually, I pine for a wheel all the time.  Yes.

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Rainbow Connection
139 yards, 100% superwash merino, probably around 10 wpi.
In my excitement in having it finally off the spindle, I forgot to weigh it.  Meh!
I kept thinking about Kermit singing on a log as I was spinning it.  Wink
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« Reply #81 on: July 10, 2007 03:23:24 PM »

The ashford niddy noddy makes a 5 foot 'loop'- so when you wind your skein- count how many times you went around (you know,just count all the strands), and then multiply by five. Thats your total feet. I then usually divide by three to get the total yards.
That gave me quite a fright!  All this time I thought I had a niddy-noddy that made a 6 foot loop.  BUT -- turns out I have a Kromski niddy-noddy, not an Ashford.  I just checked, and am so relieved that I wasn't in fact wrong for the past year.  *Big relief*  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #82 on: July 10, 2007 03:37:31 PM »

so far...

This finally dried yesterday from the setting of the twist it's 110 yards of washed Kidmohair and Border Liecester lamb locks along with translucent and silver angelina in which I carded on my ashford mini hand cards. It was my first time spinning/blending with angelina and also blending different locks together.



And this is what I'm working on right now. It's my first single of the lb. of Masham I saved, I was planning on plying it [ I was smart, this time so I would kinda have equal bobbins and fiber left over, I split all the roving up into equal amount >_<] but I think I might be able to spin enough for some socks if I leave them as singles, because the weight i'm spinning the singles looks and is about the size of finished, store bought sock yarn. What do you think? Oh and sorry for the crappy flash shot for this one, we just had a storm and it's still a little cloudy...I actually wanted to take the pics outside but its so humid that my lens fogged up!



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« Reply #83 on: July 10, 2007 03:50:21 PM »

Dude looks good.  I was talking about doing singles for socks earlier and Jacki told me it was crazy talk.  I say go for it.

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« Reply #84 on: July 10, 2007 04:24:48 PM »

Dude looks good.  I was talking about doing singles for socks earlier and Jacki told me it was crazy talk.  I say go for it.

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Ha ha, thanks I finally rested on this idea and I'm going to stick with it
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« Reply #85 on: July 10, 2007 05:32:09 PM »

Dude looks good.  I was talking about doing singles for socks earlier and Jacki told me it was crazy talk.  I say go for it.

Travis

Ha ha, thanks I finally rested on this idea and I'm going to stick with it

I'm not sure I would recommending knitting socks with a single from a standpoint of durability, but your mileage may vary. The one thing I would recommend if you're going to do it is to put more twist into the yarn than you normally would, to up it's durability factor as much as possible. Soft, fluffy singles will likely knit into socks that wear through pretty quickly. Now, you don't want rope against your bare feets either so it'll be a delicate balance for you. Then again, if you're only going to wear the socks twice a year, then you should have no issues with durability.
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« Reply #86 on: July 10, 2007 06:26:22 PM »

More finished yarn -





This is a blend of superwash merino & soysilk. It has the most amazing texture! I'm so in love. I don't like soysilk by itself, but blended with wool it's wonderful. This yarn is 98yds and is self striping - there are long stripes of each color (blue, peach, brown, yellow, green, pink) that don't repeat.

I sort of got sidetracked knitting up the tencel yarn I spun (the one that looks like "rusty lemons" - I love that description!), so I only spun one skein of bamboo so far today.
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« Reply #87 on: July 10, 2007 06:33:07 PM »

Mmm...I love those colors!!!
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« Reply #88 on: July 10, 2007 06:37:44 PM »

I FINALY finished 4 of my 8oz of Tulip.  just another bobbin to go, but I probably won't get to plying it until Friday.
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« Reply #89 on: July 10, 2007 07:25:32 PM »

I pretty much spent all day today spinning this.  It turned out to be 166yds and 6.25oz.





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