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« Reply #220 on: August 01, 2007 02:10:17 PM »

Okay, I'm finally posting the rest of the skeins I finished during the tour!  Everything so far has been drop-spindle spun.


Glacial Pool, mystery wool with a big ole bunch o' sparklies.  65 yards bulky.


Cherry on Top, merino, 83 yards bulky.


Aquarium, superwash merino, 83 yards superbulky


Hug O' War, from awesome batts from Hobbledehoy! (Falkland, linen, nylon, angelina), 110 yards bulky


Mountain Hideaway, superwash merino, 118 yards bulky.

and, finally,


Nightswimming, superwash merino, 58 yards thick/thin boucle.

My challenge skein of 50/50 cotton/wool mix is only halfway done.  It makes me bonkers, so I set it aside for a bit.  It looks like it might turn out either interestingly or horribly...we'll see!

Whew, I don't know about anyone else, but I'm beat!   Grin



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« Reply #221 on: August 02, 2007 05:19:34 PM »

Nice!  I especially love Hug O' War, those colors are amazing.  Hobbledehoy's batts are fantastic (only bought one so far, but it was so awesome).
Good luck with the cotton/wool blend!  Is it dyed at all?
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« Reply #222 on: August 02, 2007 07:14:03 PM »

Everyone's yarns look beautiful!  I wish I could have spun for the whole thing Angry   I couldn't pass up a trip to Portland tho Grin 

Thanks for letting me play and all the nice things everyone had to say.  I think you guys have managed to make an addict out of me.  I spun a bit today and raided Jacki's huge fiber order for stuff for my stash Tongue  Nobody tell her ok?

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« Reply #223 on: August 02, 2007 07:15:58 PM »

nicolassa, those are all so gorgeous! I especially love the background of the pictures--where do you live that you have such unreal scenery? Can I come live in your spare room? Or in a closet?
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« Reply #224 on: August 03, 2007 07:44:33 AM »

Thanks, everyone!  Joyous, I live in Boulder, Colorado, but the pretty scenery in Mountain Hideaway...well, I WISH I lived there.  I was dogsitting for a friend that lives in this gorgeous log-cabin style house up on Sugarloaf mountain just west of Boulder.  I say we all go stay up there and have a spinning retreat!   Grin  I'm sure she wouldn't mind at all!   Ha ha. Roll Eyes

Lufahsman, just give in to the addiction...muhahaha...Your yarns are so fantastic...I can't believe you've just begun!

Anneadeline, don't Hobbledehoy's batts just rock on?  They are ridiculously interesting fiber-content-wise.  My cotton/wool mix is dyed this spectacular tequila sunset color...pinks, purples, oranges, and yellows (bought it already dyed).  That's why I'm sad.  It's just slubbing every which way because I get frustrated trying to draft.  I'd wanted to ply it, but now...well, I don't know what I'm going to do with it.  Oh, for a charkha!
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« Reply #225 on: August 03, 2007 04:43:20 PM »

I'm totally blown away by all of the amazing spinning here! Good job everyone!  Grin
Here are the last yarns I've got for the Tour...

Feathers: 69 yards, 2.2 oz. I spun this on challenge day.



Small box: 85 yards, 1.8 oz.



Woodland sprite: 1.8 oz, 77 yards.



Neapolitan: Chocolate, vanilla and strawberry inspired yarn with ice cream cone charms! The charms were made by Laughing Lark. 78 yards, 2.9 oz.



This last yarn was spun on the last day of the Tour de Fleece, 2007... while watching the last day of the Tour de France on TV. It's a tribute to the yellow jersey on the cobblestones of Paris. It's a single yarn made from natural merino, hand-dyed yellow mill ends, and recycled sari silk. 81 yards, 1.9 oz.



Again, well done spinners!  Smiley
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« Reply #226 on: August 03, 2007 05:01:16 PM »

I absolutely love the feather yarn, do you have any more info. Is it white plyed with a rainbow dyed yarn with speckled feathers added into the plying process?
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« Reply #227 on: August 04, 2007 01:17:52 AM »

I am very inspirated by this feather yarn too. Could you post some more detailed picture?
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« Reply #228 on: August 05, 2007 02:02:55 AM »

I'm finally back home from my summer vacation.

This is what I spun during that time. It's called "northern shores".

Inspired by some beautiful yarn Artsygal spun on fiber-friday, I tried to create something really thin and variegated. This took the hole 2 weeks to split the roving, spin the singles and finally twist it...



....and it was soooo worth the ordeal....5 3/4 oz and 1065 yards of New Zealand Lambswool .






I am so proud of myself. This is definitely the best yarn I've ever spun.
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« Reply #229 on: August 05, 2007 05:44:53 AM »

Soth, that yarn is seriously gorgeous.  Congratulations!  Smiley
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