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« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2008 08:18:06 AM »

The scrap yarn is sooooo cool! I bet it was a blast to make ^=^

I finally finished the blue fabric yarn. It's thinner than the others I've done and surprisingly it's only 40yards (give or take)


Today I'm taking on dying some roving with my toddlers! Should prove interesting ^-~
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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2008 08:52:30 AM »

I like the plant dyed one! The cars are cute too.
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« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2008 09:09:08 AM »

Greetings from the frozen North!  I'm up in Minneapolis this weekend for our first wedding shower..  and it's snowing like CRAZY!!  now I've been in NC for 4 years.. so my thick skin has gotten MUCH thinner.. and holy cow.. it's cold!!  It's spring in NC!!  We have flowers blooming!

Soooo.. that brings me to my first set of yarns.. From the Feb installment of Zen String FOTM club..  It's the softest Merino I have ever felt.  
The first is a soft spun, low twist single..    *i took the pics before i set the twist, so it's a bit kinkier than it is now*
April Showers
2 oz, 72 yards



Then, with the other 3 oz, I spun an energized thick and thin single with a touch of  gold angelina, then I plied it with gold metallic thread and silk flowers.  I LOVE how it turned out!
May Flowers
3 oz, 85 yards


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I spun up my first installment of Loop's spontaneous batt of the month club.  This was one of the most amazing batts I have ever seen!  It was bamboo, alpaca, mohair, corriedale, merino, tussah silk in shades of coppers, browns, greens with greenish/copperish angelina, copper sequins and SHREDDED MONEY!!  I added a few snippets of novelty yarn from my scrapbooking stash, and it turned out AMAZING!!  
Copper Pennies





I spun up another Spontaneous Loop batt.. This one is golds, oranges, yellows with purple silk noils.  It was just amazing to see the purple pop!!  There's of course sequins, angelina and some more novelty yarn in this as well.  I'm not sure the exact fibers, but I know there's merino, bamboo and alpaca.. probally some tussah silk as well.
Royalty
4 oz, 114 yards




This is Nebula, 2 oz, 43.5 yards of loose cotswold locks and a touch of angelina for sparkle



And this one is Intertwined Inspired..  I spun a thick/thin single, and let a metallic gold thread wrap around, then I plied the single with coils and beehives around a metallic red therad.
Lava Flow
83 yards, 3 oz  -  Corridale, BFL and sparkles




I also spun up half of a Lexi Pluckyfluff batt and made some cool supercoil necklaces




I strung up some felt beads as necklaces as well.  I think I'm going to make these and the supercoil necklaces as gifts for the ladies that are throwing the showers for us




I'm off to play in the snow!! Happy friday everyone!
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« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2008 09:13:49 AM »

ooo i love the black and white felt bead necklace on the wire. felt beads are so cool
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« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2008 10:09:23 AM »

You guys are all so inspiring! I usually make yarn that is fairly simple because that is what I prefer to knit with, but I now realize that it's pretty fun to make some different kinds of yarn. I still need to loosen up a bit Wink


Sunrise Bulky thick superwash singles plied with thin wool yarn.


Berries- just a thick single from handpainted roving hand dyed by Lapoli.



Dark Forest- handpainted superwash roving, navajo plied.


Bride of Frankenstein-Thick and thin singles spun from a carded batt.
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« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2008 10:10:36 AM »

Great stuff, everybody.

I only have 1 yarn for this week.  I call it "Dream Come True" after the hybrid tea rose variety that inspired the colors.



This is more of the faux cashmere, which I dyed in shades of red, pink, peach and yellow, and plied with metallic gold filment.

Colorwise, I apparently skipped spring and went right from winter into summer.  Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2008 10:48:12 AM »

Jazzturtle, can I come over to your house and play yarn with you?  Smiley

Only one skein this week.  Handdyed superwash called 3D:



5 5/8 ounces, 364 yards, navaho plied.  This is about how thin the single was:



And another photo, just because this was kind of the yarn of pain and angst (it broke my soul, a little bit):



Also, some FOs from handspun.  The first is a hat I made out of some of Lufahsman's fluffy BFL/silk yarn.



Here's a hat knit out of some of my corespun yarn (so soft!  so fluffy!):



And finally the scarf I wove using the fun handspun with the fabric scraps in it:



The fabric scrap one was really fun to do, and I'm looking forward to playing more with incorporating fabric scraps into my handspun.
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« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2008 12:36:42 PM »

I have 2 yarns this week. The first one I finished over the weekend. It's a 100% bamboo batt from Loop..





3 oz of bamboo ended up at approximately 960 yards, so yeah.. it's a very fine laceweight and I LURVE it.

The other is a 4 oz braid of superwash merino that had been sitting in my shop stock for quite a while, so I decided to spin it up. The colours aren't exactly my sorta thing since I'm not a pinks and purples sort of person. But I'm sure somewhere I'll find someone who loves it. After so much time concentrating on the bamboo, I wanted some super easy mindless spinning - which for me is a 3 ply sock yarn. That's the weight my fingers and wheel want to spin when I'm on auto pilot.

First the bobbins..


And the yarn..




I think I can see something adorably cute made for a baby girl out of this. Maybe a floppy hat with a ruffled brim.. or even a baby suprise jacket. I may just save it for someday in the future when my sister decides to pop out a baby.
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« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2008 12:45:40 PM »

I took an amazing Fiber Dying class last weekend and had a chance to dye:
4 oz Merino Roving


4 oz of Alpaca Fiber...


...Which I spun into this! 1 Skein, 2 Ply 100 Yards


And finally "Grape Seeds" 3 two ounce skeins of singles I spun white and then dyed after at the class:


I was on vacation last Friday so these are from the last two weeks (besides the ones from the class!) Smiley

"Clown Shoes" Unknown Yardage, 2 ply Mill Ends I hand dyed


"So Sari Charlie" 3 Skeins from Merino, Bamboo, Firestar, and Sari Silk I carded together, Plied with an Opalescent thread, Yardage Unknown


"Aqua Lagoon" The Single Ply is 133 Yards and the 2 Ply is 36 Yards, Mill Ends I hand Dyed. I plan to use them together with the 2 ply as trim!
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« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2008 01:11:40 PM »

And another photo, just because this was kind of the yarn of pain and angst (it broke my soul, a little bit)

whyyy? it's adorable!
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