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Topic: Fiber Friday 2/8/08  (Read 7084 times)
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« Reply #40 on: February 08, 2008 03:24:59 PM »

Nicolassa.. when I set my twist with loose cotswold locks I didn't loose any curls... 

If you are unsure you should email hollyeqq and ask her.. she spins with lots of locks, so I'm sure she'd have some good advice..

I LOVE electric sheep!!
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« Reply #41 on: February 08, 2008 03:48:40 PM »

Thanks, jazzturtle!  I'm sure it'll be fine...I tend to freak out over nothing.  Smiley

And I looooooove your loopy batty yarns of glitteryness!!
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« Reply #42 on: February 08, 2008 04:01:17 PM »

Oh wow! So many fabulous yarns!! I love Amazon, Lily Butterfly, Chocolate Disco and Chasing Comets especially Smiley

Jazzturtle- VEGAS Baby is utterly stunning and I love what you did with Midnight Magic, I just got some of those batts in the mail Cheesy

i actually have something this week but the story behind it is longer than the yarn itself. My first two ply yarn (thanks Nicolassa for explaining the method!) made from half of January's Traveling Rhinos Fiber club. Its called "Gunther Hates Lemon-Lime" after the character from Deus Ex and the fact that I have a deep loathing of yellow and green together. I've been spinning for a while now but never dared to attempt plying a yarn with itself til now. Its only 27yards.

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« Reply #43 on: February 08, 2008 04:51:39 PM »


Electric Sheep  So named because of the crazy rainbow locks zinging off in different directions.  The white is merino, plied with Cotswald locks.  I'm deathly afraid to set the twist in this yarn...what if the curl relaxes?  It won't, right???  I bought the locks already dyed, but someone had to dye them, so they soaked in hot water at one point...I'm such a wimpstick...I love this yarn and don't want to ruin it somehow!   Undecided

The curls will bounce back no problem.  I've even given mine quite a beating on the side of the tub!  My only concern for you would be a color bleeding from the locks.  I made a yarn like this last summer with a white base, giant red nubs and navy blue mohair locks.  I let the yarn soak for about 30 min before I came back to check on it and my clean white base had turned purple!  I tried a bunch of cold rinses after but there was no saving my red, white and blue yarn...  I hope it works out better for you!  Good luck.

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« Reply #44 on: February 08, 2008 05:08:12 PM »

^^^^ i agree i would just watch out for bleeding colors.  When I made a yarn like that (white base and lime green locks) i just steamed it to set the twist instead of soaking it to keep it from running together.


all yarns look amazing as always!!!
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« Reply #45 on: February 08, 2008 06:04:13 PM »

I haven't done much spinning lately.  Be working too much Undecided  Anyways beautiful yarnz this week.

Here is my first try at Navajo plying.  This is a Merino Tencel blend that Katie from Yarn Love dyed for me.




75yds 3.25oz 

I'm pretty happy with it for a first shot at Navajo.
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« Reply #46 on: February 09, 2008 02:31:49 AM »

I love the electric sheep yarn!  Grin
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« Reply #47 on: February 09, 2008 10:15:12 AM »

I'm a day late! But my boyfriend took these pics last night, so it still counts, right?


Rotten Mangoes, mill ends, 150 yds.

I'm not such a huge fan of this one. When I spun it, it was all white and really beautiful, but I decided to Kool-Aid dye it and it turned out looking more like bad fruit than anything else.


Wonderful World, superwash & merino, 120 yds.

It's actually blue and white...bad lighting FTW!


Heartache in Disguise, commercial yarn, mill ends, mohair locks, merino, lace, plastic...what isn't in this yarn?, 170 yds.

This one was an odyssey. I wanted to do a Valentine's Day yarn, but I didn't have enough red roving, so I found some Jiffy and some awful, awful fun fur and used that in a crazy ply. The other ply is striped red and white.
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« Reply #48 on: February 09, 2008 03:22:28 PM »

Here's my first is a looong time!  A scrap yarn, since I have been seeing amazing ones by all of you lately.  Only about 80 yards.  I got impatient to finish it.  Wink


And I knit it into a headband!  Love how it striped up.
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« Reply #49 on: February 09, 2008 03:33:55 PM »

I love the headband!
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