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Topic: Fibre Friday 01-18-2008  (Read 5452 times)
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« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2008 11:03:30 AM »

Lufah I could just EAT that yarn, it's so beautiful!
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« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2008 11:48:41 AM »

Last weekend, I ended up with about 40 lbs of raw rambouillet from a local farm...so I've been washing a lot of wool this week!



I only spun one skein from it so far:





Seafoam - spun from rambouillet dyed in shades of seafoam and driftwood. Most was carded with pale seafoam soysilk, but I spun in lots of bubbly textured sections of raw uncarded rambouillet locks.

Some other skeins I spun:



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Soft Hearted - bamboo! It's in two skeins, one plied with invisible thread and one single ply.
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« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2008 11:50:12 AM »

I haven't done any spinning in ages and then after a spin in public thing at my LYS to promote spinning this past Sunday, I haven't stopped.

I received a Funky Carolina fiber sampler of 12 different colors and fibers. They're being spun into fingering weight skeins of 4 fibers each and will be knit into a shawl.


left to right: soysilk, merino (green), superwash BFL, falkland


right to left across middle section:  BFL, superwash merino, tencel, superfine adult alpaca (the blue starts the merino again)





I love the two skeins together. I'm working on the third skein, which is faux cashmere (nylon), two colors of superwash merino and a merino/tencel blend.





The brown skein is a navajo plied Falkland from Fat Cat Knits named Lars in the Sun. The purple is a two-ply superwash merino, Nightmare from Funky Carolina.


Merino, commercially prepared/dyed top. 350-ish yards light fingering weight.

The second sampler skein & Lars still need to be set, but I'm putting it off until I have the third skein done.
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« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2008 01:20:04 PM »

^^^^^^i love all of these!!!!!!!!

only one this week- (so far)



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« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2008 01:57:29 PM »

OH, my mouth is watering for Seafoam!  All of those textures are magnificent!
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« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2008 02:08:21 PM »

hi! just a question, can i post in fibre friday if i only dyed the yarn, but didn't spin it? I have some kool-aid dyed that i'd like to share.
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« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2008 02:21:32 PM »

Star 217 - Beautiful!  what does fulling do the final texture of the yarn?

Isamax - I love the green monster yarn!
Garyling Your colors perfectly matched my mood today blue and gray and dark with little bright spots.

Lufah I love your combinations.  When I Navajo ply I get those weird little nubs, too.  But theyre kind of cute, and theyre usually soft.   I have a ribbed brown hat I knit out of some yarn that I Navajo plied, posted on my blog.

Luxx I like the cuff!  Can you use your bits to needle felt little pices that you could then spin into your yarn or use to adorn other pieces?

Cottondeer- I love what you did with sea juice!  That must have taken a lot of time.

Edna I love the colors in your sampler yarn!


Yeay for Fiber Friday!
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« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2008 02:26:58 PM »

This was from the 'Make yarn out of this' swap and of course it is over there in the gallery, but I love it so much I have to show it off again.

over 4 oz, about 150 yards. Two kinds of wool, inego, blue jean shreds, cut up indigo dyed fabric (from Africa!) and beads.
My grandma wants some like this now........
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« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2008 03:19:08 PM »

All the yarn is so pretty this week, as usual!

I have two this week.  The first is about fingering to worsted weight thick and thin with pretty barber poles.  It's about 240 yds.


The second is thick and thin singles, about 140 yds.  They're both superwash wool.


I still don't have enough posts for pictures!
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« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2008 03:22:55 PM »

hi! just a question, can i post in fibre friday if i only dyed the yarn, but didn't spin it? I have some kool-aid dyed that i'd like to share.
Hi; there's a dyeing board, and I think they may do something like Fiber Friday over there.

Also, your avatar is ridiculously cute. Oh my goodness. Orange kitty.
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