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« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2008 04:04:27 PM »

Jazzturtle - the etsy order says its called Magenta Magic but as it was combined listing theres no details of whats in it and its not listed on its own. I am utterly addicted to Loops products currently tryin go t stop myself from buying but I know i'll give in.
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« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2008 05:33:19 PM »

Hey wonderful spinning-type people!  I've been lurking for many a Friday, and I finally got my camera in order, so here's some recent spinning/dyeing stuff.  (Sorry I still have to post links, being a n00b has its downsides.)
This is the free mystery wool that came with my shiny new Baynes ST.  It's a lovely hunter green with different colored accents.  It's a little thick and thin b/c I was breaking in the wheel with it.

Levi: I bought this wool at MD Sheep and Wool last year; i don't remember what kind it is, but it's super soft and totally looks like vintage jeans in person.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2338/2219889060_bc33858af6.jpg?v=0
I did my first dyeing experiments on my handspun a couple of weeks ago.  This is Fuego, a fiery mix of cherry and tangerine
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2131/2219888848_1778eec360.jpg?v=0
And Loop, that I swear looks like Froot Loops in person.  The wool for this and Fuego is Leicester that I got at the last MD Sheep and Wool, and is my first wheel-spun thing ever.  There's some thrift-store yarn from the same dye lot for comparison

And I'm plying my last bobbin of this shiny shiny wool/soysilk blend.  I lurve this fiber.  Like, my gf should start to worry.

That's it for now.  I've gotten a second wheel and gone a bit dye-crazy, so hopefully I'll have more for next week.  Thanks!
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« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2008 06:26:36 PM »

Some amazing yarns this week. Lovely colors in so many of them I wish I could just touch them all because they look so soft.

I don't have a wheel of my own, but I had the chance to go into the local guild studio where I tried out a few wheels and came up with this in the hour and a half or so I was at the studio. It's some superwash merino that I purchased in a small batt.

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« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2008 07:37:26 PM »

Jazzturtle, that fiber is from November, Boogie (Amy) usually ships on the 20th of the month so keep an eye on your mail this coming week.
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« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2008 09:15:45 PM »

I'm so in love with these. All of them!

I'm going to have to get in here a little earlier I see though, I missed some very pretty yarns I would have loved to work with. He he.

*Sets up tent and roasts a marshmallow over a small fire* I'll be here camping out ^-~
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« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2008 09:47:12 PM »

Love me some yarns, as always. Here's what I've got...


This is She Ra. She Ra is a sheep that lives on a farm near where I live. I bought her roving at a craft fair. She was fun to spin and full of all sorts of chunkedies, which I left in there because I felt like they should be in there. Can't really see it from this picture, but the yarn has such a farmish, homespun feel with all it's imperfections. I can't wait to knit it!


Remember the Rainbow Sherbert roving? Now it's yarn! I would like to provide a better view of what it really looks like but my photo skills are limited.
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« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2008 11:53:24 PM »

I had to go back to school after a long break for the holidays and no longer have a wheel nearby so i have nothing spun this week but i love everyone's yarn!! they look fantastic as always!
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« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2008 05:35:24 AM »

I'm a bit late this week, because my camera hated me yesterday...
Now it works again, and here is what I produced this week:

desert sunrise, together 75m/41g

spun from these batts:

I used brown shetland roving and all scraps I had lying around (without the green and grey ones).
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« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2008 10:26:06 AM »

HOLY CRAP! I LOVE LOVE LOVE THE SECOND AND THIRD Grin
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« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2008 10:47:18 AM »

Just a quick post for today. I made hypnotic- A 78 yard skein of merino plied with handpainted silk knots in purples and blues. It's so soft and luxurious!
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