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« on: January 18, 2008 03:30:44 AM »

This is my first Fibre Friday Smiley And my 2nd spinning project

I used Brown tones mill end roving from the sheep shed studio.  It was really nice to spin with.
I started out with an lb.  I'm not sure how much I used but here is a before and after shot of my bag of roving.


My spinning is getting a bit more even and I'm learning how to draft as I spin.
Here are my two bobbins.


I plyed them together (first time for that) and I think it turned out pretty well Smiley
Here are my skeins, together they are around 50m long.


I think I am going to make something out of it for my boyfriend, he really likes brown Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2008 04:37:09 AM »

Aw - lovely - they look as if they have a nice sheen & texture.  Natural shades of brown are so beautiful.
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2008 04:49:44 AM »

Whoo hoo.. my first wheel spun fiber friday!!

My ashford Joy arrived Wed afternoon.. so all this has been spun Wed night and Thurs... 

120 yards of HappyScrappy..
These are mill ends from ebay... all kinds of wool, spun super thick to thin- 2 ply against itself.  *the front skein's twist has been set, the other 3 I photoed before I set the twist.. they are hanging in my bathroom now drying*



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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2008 05:05:50 AM »

I love both the natural brown tones and the burst of color! I kind of went for the natural look this week too... with a little color thrown in...

Some natural-colored mill ends, blue and olive faux cashmere (nylon) with a little bit of blue and green firestar (sparkly nylon), plied with clear thread.




Can't wait to see the rest. Have a great weekend!
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2008 06:17:13 AM »

Fantastic stuff, everyone! I've missed posting on Fiber Fridays, but I'm always lurking and admiring.

Over the winter break, I spun up a storm and got some good practice with my new handcards. Here are my most recent yarns that I blended and spun. (visit http://flickr.com/photos/reporebo/ for more details and pics)





And here are some yarns I spun using batts and roving purchased by various sellers (again, more details and pics on http://flickr.com/photos/reporebo/)






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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2008 06:23:00 AM »

yay!  This has been drying for days, but got it all skeined up for fiber friday!

http://pics.livejournal.com/astormorray/pic/00056eq1

One ply is a mystery roving (someone gave me a bunch of unlabeled stuff, and this is, I think, the last of it), which due to the shine probably has silk in it.  The other blue is black walnut dyed columbia blended with some white merino, and some traces of kool-aid green columbia left on the drum carder from the previous carding (it was intentional.... for once!)

I really love your blending job, grayling40, the colors really suit each other.  And the riot of colors is lovely, jazzturtle.  Those types of yarn are so amazing, but I'm not sure I'm brave enough to try to make one.  And your yarn is lovely, Jadzy, very impressive for a second spinning project.  It's great how natural color roving has its own variations!  But I've been using a wheel since November and I'm not sure I'm that even yet.  
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2008 07:15:39 AM »

Reporebo that blue boucle is devine.

Here's my contribution for the day "Snow Day"
I carded up some batts with merino, angora and angelina and spun using a long draw. I then wound a center pull ball and plied the yarn back on itself. Then I fulled the yarn by shocking it (using hot and cold water) and then I beat the snot out of it whacking it against every hard surface in my bathroom  Wink
I have 130 yards 2.4 ounces dk weight. Its has alot more sparkle in person thanks to the angelina.
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2008 07:20:57 AM »

Beautiful color blends everyone!

Ugh, okay so this is what happens when I don't spin for months:


Neither have had their twist set yet, obviously.  The one on the left is a few yrds I needed to finish my DH's fingerless gloves.  And the one on the right, well, I don't even know what to say.  I tried to make an "ugly" yarn to knit a monster.  The yarn was to thin after plying so I tried to cable it (4 ply) and now I have a measly 44 yrds.  Not to mention my puppy get a hold of the center pull ball I had it in to ply it and it took me hours to sort that mess out!

So, my puppy is going in to get fixed next week and I want to knit and felt her a stuffy to take with here since she obviously liked the yarn so much!  I was thinking maybe a little bone but I am not good at making up patterns.  Does anyone have any tips to get me started with a bone shape?  Also would I need to stuff it pre or post felting?  Any tips to help me selvage this disaster would be MUCH appreciated!
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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2008 07:49:08 AM »

I love everything so far, especially the yellow monster yarn disaster - it kind of looks like Ramen noodles.  Smiley

This week my goal was to spin a 4-ply yarn.  I started out with these:



And spun them into this:





Then I was able to get a little skein of 3-ply:



When I was down to just 2 plies, I tried holding them together like one yarn and navaho plying them.  This turned out to be a big stressful mess, but I actually kind of like the result, even though I have weird curly bits of yarn randomly poking out here and there:



And, since it's navaho plied, I guess that means that this is a 6-ply yarn.  Crazy!

Finally, here's the wee little bit of the remaining yarn, navaho plied against itself.



Next week's yarn is probably *not* going to be a 4-ply.  Smiley  Oh, my 2 skeins of the 4-ply yarn weighed (in total) almost 16 ounces and measures 266 yards.
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« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2008 07:51:33 AM »

Every yarn is beautiful as always!

Isamax you might try making a scalloped edge for each side of the bone with only two scallops!) and then decrease a couple under each side of the scallop then just knit even to the other side and repeat. Make two and seam it together. At least that's what it looks like in my head, and I admit, it's sometimes a little strange in there!

Lufah that is AMAZING! I don't even have a clue about how to do four ply. It looks incredible. Wow.
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