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« on: July 19, 2007 09:59:00 PM »

Hello all, I hope everyone had a fiber filled week!  

I've been a bit behind in the Fiber Friday business, so this week I decided to do a bunch of spinning on my lovely Louet S51 which is nicknamed "Bobby."    I have also recently discovered the joys of setting dye in an oven, which means bulk dyeing sessions in the near future! Smiley Here are some of my little creations from this week

This one is called Degas Blues and is 136 Yards of Bulky Yarn


Astro Pop, 94yds Super Bulky


Cape Cod, 144yds Heavy Worsted


Jewels, 125yds Heavy Worsted


I hope you all had a great week, and I can't wait to see everyone's yarns!
--Cassiemarie

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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2007 10:08:01 PM »

I finished up some tencel that has been plaguing me and sitting on my spindle unfinished for months. It's going to be a while before I attempt tencel again, I don't think I'm cut out for it.



But in happier news, I finished up a chunky yarn out of a HollyEQQ bag. Persian Ocean colorway. I'm working it up into a hat, and I'm going to give it its own thread when the hat is done. But here's a peek:

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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2007 10:27:29 PM »

They're all soooo pretty.  Jewels seriously blows my hair back!  Love it!
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2007 11:55:26 PM »

Oooh, Jewels is beautiful!



I've been slacking on spinning lately - actually started merino/silk (hopefully) laceweight a few days ago... but we are leaving for an 8 day vacation tomorrow, so I don't think it will get finished anytime soon. Sad
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2007 03:34:29 AM »

before i dyed it:


dyed with kool-aid:
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2007 04:49:29 AM »

Finally I can take part in fiber friday.
This is my drop spindle. Cheap and cheerful



This is my first ever worsted yarn. It's pure jacobs with some pretty metallic thread as I have an idea of what I want to do with it.

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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2007 06:17:12 AM »

aw i finally can participate. i finally broke down and bought a very nice top whorl flower spindle from Spinsanity at Etsy and previous to this i bought some painted wool roving at my LYS. I taught myself via the internets. So, here's my first tiny yarn!



and here it was on the spindle


and i bought some more roving from Sheep Shed Studios so i can try dying too

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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2007 06:17:55 AM »

I am just lurking but I gotta say, I love all these lovely colors of yarn!
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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2007 07:30:59 AM »

Great yarn already! TGIFF! I've got 8 yarns done up this week for the Tour de Fleece. I just posted them in that thread here.  Just a tease:



How do you set dye in the oven? That sounds great  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2007 07:35:21 AM »

anakarina, that is just gorgeous! No one would ever know it was your first attempt if you didn't say so! My first attempt, on the other hand...lets just say it's better for the world at large if I wait to find an actual person to teach me.
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« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2007 07:40:25 AM »

zombiecazz, its fantastic! I love that you plied with with red thread. I have 4 lbs of jacob that Ive slowly been carding with some merino because I cant staaaand the feel of it on my wheel. it almost feels like BFL if I get a 50/50 blend
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« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2007 07:50:00 AM »

Here's my completed yarn for this week. This is merino. I spun 300 yards of worsted/dk single then I broke it into two hanks and dyed each differently to see what I could come up with. The pics aren't great since my camera went into hiding and I had to use my cell phone.

Forrest Moss - Drip Dyed with Wiltons Food dyes in deep green brown


Woodland Sprite - Hot pour method, using bright green and "skin color" Wiltons food dyes

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« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2007 10:53:56 AM »

anakarina, that is just gorgeous! No one would ever know it was your first attempt if you didn't say so! My first attempt, on the other hand...lets just say it's better for the world at large if I wait to find an actual person to teach me.

you're too kind! i think i will need a person to teach me the rest though- like plying- can't do that yet.

and crochetninja i don't know if you were talking to me but i did include a picture of the spindle - i won't be making anything with my tiny tiny hank of yarn! i'll just keep it as an example of my first. the second one i may use to make barbie sweaters though.

and star217 i loove forrest moss. those are one of my favorite color combos!
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« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2007 02:48:33 PM »

Miss Violaceous, I think that tencel looks really good!

And Star217, I love Woodland Sprite!  I think the skin colored Wilton's came out really nice.  I might have to pick some up next time I'm at the store...

Anyway, here's mine for the week.  It's about 92 yards of mill ends that I dyed with Wilton's before spinning, and then plied with yellow thread.

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« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2007 02:55:43 PM »

Miss Violaceous, I think that tencel looks really good!

Thanks! Don't touch it though, because it's stiff as a twig. :-D OK, the one I plied softened up a tad. The single feels like it's spun styrofoam, though.
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« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2007 02:58:34 PM »

zombiecazz, its fantastic! I love that you plied with with red thread. I have 4 lbs of jacob that Ive slowly been carding with some merino because I cant staaaand the feel of it on my wheel. it almost feels like BFL if I get a 50/50 blend

Thank you.
I'm using it as hair for a doll I crocheted. The doll is for a swap so I can't say too much about it at the moment, but it does have have a passing resemblance to bob marley  Shocked with the new hair.
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« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2007 06:14:35 PM »

The Persian Ocean yarn is amazing! I love the colors.

Miss Violaceous, did the tencel stiffen up after setting the twist? Because my tencel yarns usually dry a bit stiff, and I just knead/rub them between my hands and they soften up a lot.





Nocturnal, handspun merino combed top that I bought from a small farm. I dyed it in shades of black, pink, and olive green - I didn't really like the colors until I spun it up.

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Mossy, handspun wool/kid mohair combed top from a small farm, with lots of mohair and sparkle spun in.





Vine Ripened, an amazing blend of 50% organic cotton and 50% tencel (it's called Dreamland, if anyone else wants to try it - but I don't know if all of it is made with organic cotton). The tencel gives shine & strength to the cotton.
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« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2007 06:17:11 PM »

Wow, all the colors are beautiful and they all look so soft! I'm amazed every Fiber Friday! Beautiful!
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« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2007 06:19:39 PM »

No, it was stiff before and after. I guess I must've over spun it, but it was weird because it spun up very quickly and compressed easily.

I love the colors in nocturnal.
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« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2007 06:48:32 PM »

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But in happier news, I finished up a chunky yarn out of a HollyEQQ bag. Persian Ocean colorway.


Love HollyeQQ!  I bought the Light Persian locks.  I posted this pic a couple of days ago in the Tour thread,  but heres my Light Persian again anyway  Roll Eyes



Super spinning as usual everyone!
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« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2007 03:14:09 AM »

i'm jealous! everyone's yarn looks great! i need to get practicing on my wheel so i can get more done  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2007 09:05:51 PM »

I totally forgot about fiber Friday this week!  Maybe it had something to do with standing in line to get my Harry Potter book at midnight...  Tongue
Gorgeous everyone, and I love to see new spinners here!

feralfeminine - How do you get your plied yarns so tight and squishy looking?  They look amazing.
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« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2007 02:32:33 PM »

Oooo...scrumptious seems to be a good word for all of your yarns this week everyone!

Can I post late?  I don't want to wait until Friday!  Here is approx. 650 yards of professionally dyed roving. (Might be Ashland Bay...I bought it at my LYS)

Also...will my yarn shrink to exactly 'half' in length if I ply this single against itself?  The charts say approx. 650 yards for 4 ounces if it's lace weight and approx. 475 yards if it's fingering weight for the same 4 ounces.  So...I'm confused!





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« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2007 03:55:59 PM »

If you ply your 650 yards You should end up with 325. It might be a little more or less depending on if one ply is bunchier than the other [like, if you coil one end around the other it would not be directly in half.] There's a lot of leeway in the charts from what I can tell. I've also heard that it can vary on type of fiber. That a pound of some light fiber can produce more yardage than a pound of a heavier fiber. I don't really know on that one though. You might also find that when you ply, your lace weight single plumps up to much more than a fingering weight two ply because you're taking twist out which is going to make your final yarn loftier than your single. Does that make any sense? I've just spent the past hour sweating in an unventilated basketball stadium so I'm possibly a bit loopy.
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« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2007 04:16:15 PM »


will my yarn shrink to exactly 'half' in length if I ply this single against itself?  RM

A question based on ignorance: Why ply? wouldn't you get the same results if you held two singles together?

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« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2007 07:37:54 PM »

i'm a latecomer too. i know there was some super-hero yarn posted recently and i didn't mean to copy it but it just happened! i plyed it with silver thread and added little star sequins. this is my first try at plying, yeah, need to work on that. i think it would be much easier with a wheel.
 
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will my yarn shrink to exactly 'half' in length if I ply this single against itself?  RM

A question based on ignorance: Why ply? wouldn't you get the same results if you held two singles together?

PS: Hi RM! Grin

No, you would not. Holding two plies together would have you knitting with two strands of yarn with the current amount of twist. It would be a tighter, and firmer yarn. Plus, it's two separate yarns then. Plying makes one, loftier [and then likely fatter in diameter] yarn that is a single piece. The two plies twist around each other rather than being held parallel. Plus, your stitches would look different because the yarn would look different.
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« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2007 10:52:56 PM »

Hello there!  My friends...to the rescue!   Grin Kiss

I think I'll just do the plying and see how far up on toe-up socks I get.  Like I said, it may just make anklets...but then I'm sure that the recipient will be quite happy to be getting any handmade socks! 

About knitting the yarn together...I knit rather snugly, especially on socks or anything in the round, so I would be afraid that the double strands would be harder to manipulate in and out of the stitches without dropping or splitting one.

Thanks for all the grand information!  I've edited my post to not sound quite so wildly Aristocratic, as I have just finished watching an old British film on TCM!  Hee-hee. 

Good Evening!
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