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isamax
« on: November 16, 2007 08:47:00 AM »

It's almost noon here in MI and no posts yet?

Anyway here is the yarn I posted last week and the hat I knit with this week.  DH loves it and rarely takes it off!




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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2007 08:55:15 AM »

Yay!  Thanks for the thread-starting, and that hat is absolutely stunning.  WANT.  Smiley


Last Saturday some friends, Lufahsman, and myself had a big Craftstravaganza day where we got together and did a bunch of crafts, but a couple of us just focused my friend Terry's drumcarder, and we carded up a ton of batts.  Like, over 50 of them.  I got to keep these:



And then spun these out of them:



They're a total of almost 14 ounces, and around 250 yards.  Here's a close up:



These batts have all sorts of crazy different fibers in them, since we kind of pooled a lot of fiber together from our own stashes.  I had a big garbage bag full of weird short fibers and nubbly bits that have been leftover from my hackle, so we used a lot of that in there.  That was pretty cool, because we found a way to use what would have been a waste product.  The yarn is by no means smooth, it's soft but very textured, and I'm in the middle of weaving it into a wrap (hopefully I have enough yarn!).

I've got to take some pictures of a few FOs I've made out of handspun, so more later!  Can't wait to see everyone's yarns!
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2007 08:56:47 AM »

I was thinking about this earlier! I don't have anything for this week, though.

I love that, isamax! Good thing, too, since it's starting to snow. well, it snowed here in k'zoo... an inch. ugh...I'm wearing my handspun hat today!

oooh Lufah, I want to go to your craftstravaganza! Maybe Id get something done
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2007 09:18:20 AM »

Beautiful yarn and hat Isamax...I would rarely take it off too! Wink
Wow Lufah..Your craftstravaganza sounds like fun and boy were you busy this week!  Great colors of bats and yarns!

Here's mine this week...
Double plied hand dyed (with wiltons) merino yarn...108 yards



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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2007 09:27:06 AM »

Great yarns this week so far. Lufah those batts are asking me to dive in and snuggle up. I think I may have to break out the drum carder when I get home. All the yarns I spun up this week were sold and sadly I didn't get pics (custom orders) I hope I'll have something for next week. My fiber stash is threatening to take over the house!
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2007 09:32:20 AM »

Can't concentrate!  Too busy drooling over batts!   Cool

So...that hat is fantastic.  Very manly colors going on there, isamax!   

I just have one to contribute today.  I keep getting distracted with friends' birthdays.  They seriously need to stop.  I didn't realize the whole population of the world was born between the second and third weeks of November.

Anyway...


Grape Expectations.  Supersoft merino, 10 wpi, 191 yards, 3.8 oz. 

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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2007 09:50:10 AM »

I haven't posted here in ages! Well, I just wanted to show off a yarn I made recently that I'm really proud of.

I was getting ready to watch Marie Antoinette, and I asked my boyfriend to bring me something to spin from my stash, but to surprise me. He brought me some pink Corriedale dyed with Wiltons that he said reminded him of the movie. So I decided this was going to be my Marie Antoinette yarn. It's about 100 yards, plied with gold thread and bits of commercially spun yarn, and it's adorned with faux pearls, gold ribbons, and tiny cakes and shoes, which I made out of fimo clay. Here are the pictures!





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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2007 10:03:26 AM »

Oh my, everybody, your yarns look great!!!

*wipes drool off keyboard*
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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2007 10:28:00 AM »

everyones yarn is sooo great!!
sorry to ruin the great yarn parade haha
well this is my frist yarn worthy of fiber friday even though it isn't as good as any of the great creatoins above me



dyed with kool-aid one pink lemonade and one fruit punch then plied thogether



and now my frist spinning with something other than fiber

plied with white thread, which is kinda loose, any tips?
thanks for looking and happy fiber friday!

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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2007 10:32:06 AM »

every yarn is worthy of Fiber Friday!

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Breeba, it looks fantastic!

When plying with thread, hold the thread tightly, and let the yarn wrap itself around it (like at a 90 degree angle), rather than trying to ply them together.
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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2007 10:50:55 AM »

As usual, everything looks awesome

Wow, isamax, that hat is awesome.  I would wear it all the time, too.
Lufah, I want to roll around in those batts.  They look great.
Laamissa, your yarn looks especially soft and squishy.
nicolassa, i love the coloring. "Grape Expectations" is an awesome name.
feverdream, i love your Marie Antoinette yarn.  It's so girly and cute.
breeba, those look great, a fine addition to Fiber Friday.

I have actually done a lot of spinning this week.

Mixed Berries
4 oz of merino
120 yds
kool-aid dyed


This one doesn't have a name yet
2 oz romney
215 yds
fiber from Winterberry Farms


Verdant
3.5 oz
230 yds
fiber from [urlhttp://www.handpaintedyarn.com/]handpaintedyarn.com/[/url]

Also still have some gorgeous mohair that's still on the bobbin, and another skein of yarn that is for a swap, so I'm not posting it yet.  Smiley

Love seeing everyone's stuff.
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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2007 12:04:30 PM »

Hi!!

I finally got off of my butt and gave this spinning a try.  Here's my first homespun.  It was made from some rolags that I received from Raynbow in one of the Sweat Shoppe Swaps.  Hopefully, I'll improve.

Presenting Green Goo!  Catch!
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« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2007 12:56:02 PM »

Fiber Friday at last ! Your yarn are all gorgeous as always. Nice to see green yarns (love green goo and verdant), and this pinky funny thing is awesome, and great expectations are great, and I want to eat some of breebas fruity yarn, and lamissa's pastel yarn seems soooooooo soft, and that hat is really great, and and and...
And these are my two first yarns spun this week. I already posted the green one separately, but it so striking how much thinner I spun the second one... Well I am quite proud of myself  Tongue. So the second is natural grey wool, not very interesting in itself, but I am planning to knit me a cabled hat with it. The green one is 100 g (3.5 oz), about 70 meters long, the grey one is 74 g (2.6 oz).
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« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2007 02:27:41 PM »




Ok so I didn't do any spinning this week but this is fiber so yummy- this is my contribution this week. The first pic is green mohair dyed with Wiltons and Jacquard both. then deep purple tussah, pink tussah and the top right is yummy cashmere. The second pic is more mohair in pink and purple and a big braid of merino. I did some other stuff too but these are my favs. I am thinking of making batts or making a roving with the hackles. I posted this on the dye board too but I think they are shiney and pretty and help relate the yarn porn this week.

Oh and that hat rocks big time! I love the yarn you spun. Looks cooler than Noro knitted up! And there are some other super yarns too! Wow as usual!

Hope everyone has a great Fiber weekend and lots of fiber goodness for next week! Grin
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« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2007 03:14:05 PM »

Lufah-  Shocked Shocked Shocked look at all of those batts!!!
           batts are one of my favorite things to spun!
           they look awesome!
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« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2007 03:29:23 PM »

Hee!  It's funny because I don't have a drum carder and have only ever spun from batts once before.  Now I have a serious case of Drum Carder Want.  I wish you could have seen us carding all of them, we were fiber possessed!
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« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2007 03:40:29 PM »

First off! I love the hat and the Marie Antoinette yarn! And I love all of the batts too! I REALLY want a drum carder but I think I will have to go and find someone to just let me use theirs a few times a month. Seriously those look so fun!!

I was.. umm.. super productive this week!!! Its time to start getting ready for the holidays!!  Tongue  After my nicely spun perfectly balanced alpaca from last week I decided to go a bit crazy and make fun silly yarns!

Purple Illusion - 2-ply Super Bulky wool (6 WPI) - 40 yards


Gypsy Pink- Single ply thick and thin Super Bulky wool (6 WPI) - 61 Yards. On this one I spun it pretty twisted, ran it through a few batches of super hot and super cold water + agitation so it got felted up, let it dry for about an hour (so it was still damp), and then spun it again but the opposite direction of the first time. So its really really strong but still open and soft. Fun!


Dusky Fairgrounds- 2-ply (wool with cotton thread) Bulky (9 WPI) - 70 yards


Dragon Flames- 2 ply (wool with polyester thread) Bulky (9 WPI) - 79 yards. I LOVE the colors of this one. They seem so shiny.


Rosey Red and Fluffy White Puffs- 2 ply wool- Super Bulky (7 WPI) - 47 yards. This one was so cute when I knit up a swatch! Love!



Dancing Greens - 2 ply (wool with polyester thread and gold-ish glass beads) - Super bulky (7 WPI)- 68 yards. This is the first time I spun with anything like beads and at first it was a total disaster! Everything just exploded at once it felt like and beads went everywhere. I learned my lesson and added fewer beads at a time.. perfecto!


I Dream of Blue Sky- Super bulky core spun on cotton upholstery thread with added white puffs. This one made me crazy. I ended up taking it off the bobbin early and just knitting a quick neck warmer with what I had because I was getting furious. I think I had just been spinning way too much that day. Anyway I love the result and the neck warmer ended up being perfect for me. I'm thinking about getting a large white/opal button.. I don't know!  Cheesy




Okay I'm done posting a billion pictures for now!! Oh yeah.. I dyed all of these last weekend with food coloring. I'm really very happy with how they turned out too!
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« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2007 04:14:19 PM »



Geranium
70% wool/30% mohair
130-ish yards
Thick and thin, 6-9 WPI

Dyed with Wilton's.




Northern Lights
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134-ish yards
Thick and thin but pretty consistent

Difficult to photograph in the afternoon light! Very dark purple/plum blended with a rainbow of other colors.
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« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2007 04:42:48 PM »

Beautiful scarfs,Did you just put the hoops in your ears ...boy they look red and sore .  hope ur ok Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2007 04:49:58 PM »

Beautiful scarfs,Did you just put the hoops in your ears ...boy they look red and sore .  hope ur ok Smiley
Hehe no its just super cold out so they were a bit red! Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2007 08:22:06 PM »

I'm finally home from work, so I can safely look at everyone's yarns now.

Firstly, thank you everyone for the nice compliments on my yarn!

isamax- the hat is just beautiful!

Lufah- your batts are so funky! I like how they turned out spun up too.

Laamissa- Very pretty, soft colours!

nicolassa- What pretty purple shades!

breeba- I think your yarns turned out great! I love the colours of the first one...reminds me or orange sorbet!

inle_rah- gorgeous! I especially love Verdant.

atsuko- cute!

Weddy_in_Paris- your green yarn looks so soft..I want to squish it!

Thenutmeg2000- I can't wait to see what these look like spun up! Especially the merino.

frankierevolver- sooo many pretty yarns! I keep looking at these trying to pick a favorite, but I just can't because they are all so awesome!

astryd- love the colours in Geranium!
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« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2007 01:14:23 AM »

not a question about the fibers
but i recognise youre tattoo

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« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2007 03:26:06 AM »

I have nothing constructive to add but I just had to come and have a look.  Then I found this:
I didn't realize the whole population of the world was born between the second and third weeks of November.

And I just had to say, guess what's nine months before the first half of November?  That right folks, it's Valentine's Day!!!!  Guess what THEIR parents were doing?! :p
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« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2007 06:35:03 AM »

LOL, I suppose that's better than me and my brother who were born the first week of April.  That's right, 4th of July.  I guess my parents are just very patriotic  Cheesy
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« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2007 11:20:51 AM »

I guess my parents are just very patriotic  Cheesy

they saw fireworks.. Wink
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« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2007 07:14:43 AM »

Here's a batch of yarns I've made in the past fortnight. Just got around to taking some pics.

Two-ply merino - 'British Marble' and 'Francophile'


Two-ply merino & silk cap 'Passionelle' and two-ply english wool 'Forest'



Two-ply merino & Silk blend - 'Strawberries & Cream' and 'Jaded'



Two-ply merino - 'Love-in-the-Mist' and 'Violas'



Two-ply merino - 'Meadow'



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Ooh pretty.  I love Forest and Violas.
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