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« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2008 10:27:07 AM »

Oh my gosh inle_rah, Starlight is sooo gorgeous!

Here's what I've got for this week - both are spun from a superwash merino/viscose blend.

Angelic - white plied with gold thread.



Holiday Lights - spun from roving I dyed all the colors of Christmas lights.




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« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2008 11:52:22 AM »

Angelic is absolutely lovely.
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« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2008 12:25:46 PM »

Here's mine!!!
I think I've already explained that I have the best neighbor in the whole wide world, but for those of you that don't know/remeber java's fiber story here are the cliff notes: I got my wheel (a quirky Ashford Elizabeth) for $75 in the middle of February. I live next to a fiber hoarder and she unloaded a ton of things on me to 'practice' on... here's what I've done in the last two weeks (i was busy last Firday and missed Fiber Friday!!!)


This is 100% mohair. I long drew (?) one bobbin and tried getting more air into it... so that one turned out fairly bulky. Then the next one I tried the long draw but really really thin, then messed around with plying. I plied the bulky and thin for one skein, and then chain plied the rest of the thin stuff on its self! Commercially dyed top.



Here's a similar colorway, but this one is silk and mohair, chain plied and worsted draw. Comercially dyed top.


Here's a 100% wool that I worsted and chain plied. If it were up to me, I would call this one "banana tree"! It's not as purple as it looks here! The colors are very bright green and yellow and a mocha brown!



Here's some hemp that's currently on the wheel! What an experience this is!!!

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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2008 12:57:09 PM »

i have five yarns and a batt this week

1. the batt- it is for a swap, i'm new to batt making and i really had fun making this one
2.Sea hag -202 yards wool, alpaca,bamboo, gold thread and sequins
3.Horton-120 yards hot pink and gray wool with alpaca, wool and acryloc clover flowers
4.candyland- 150 yards. this yarn was made out of my travelingrhino.etsy .com  batt of the month club
5.Snake in the grass-300 yards of super wash. this is thew most yardage that i have ever made!
6.weathered-160 yards wool,gold thread and 6 gold lockets


i love fiber friday!
i love seeing what everyone makes each week.
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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2008 01:09:42 PM »

Awesome stuff once again this week! I especially love Starlight. So subtle but gorgeous.

I have some batts to share this week--haven't felt the urge to spin, too busy having a cold. But I did card up some batts for a spinning friend's birthday present.



They contain superwash merino, cotswold locks, sari silk, and novelty yarn snippets. I carded them only once so they should spin up into a funky, chunky yarn!

I also blended up a "scrap batt", running it through the carder twice to make it nice and smooth. I'm looking forward to spinning this one up.

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« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2008 01:11:53 PM »

They're all gorgeous.  I think my favorite would have to be Holiday Lights, because it's so cheery!
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« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2008 01:12:23 PM »

Oooooo! Can I try!!!???!!! I love fiber friday!!!
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« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2008 01:13:56 PM »

Oh my! Lubee those are stunning!!

Starlight and Tropical Storm are also gorgeous Smiley

Here's mine for this week, spun from a Loop spontaneous batt- "Demon Barber of Fleet Street".



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« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2008 01:24:30 PM »

Neat-o! I love that phantomssiren!
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« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2008 01:35:59 PM »

Haven't done a whole lot of spinning in the past month or so, but here's what I've got done:

These are all superwash, trying to spin them to sock-appropriate weight. I don't have yardage on them yet, because I'm being too lazy to reskein and measure them:




And then these two are both BFL, spun from leftover scraps I've dyed:

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