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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2008 11:38:16 AM »

My yarns for the week...

Canopy - Bamboo (dyed by me) with handsewn & hand-embroidered leaves made from a recycled t-shirt. I love this one! I am obsessed with spinning yarn with leaves right now...

Painted Ponies - two identical skeins of self-striping yarn. They both will self-stripe in the same color sequence, with no repeats. The colors in this yarn are (in the order they occur): gold, pale blue-green, blue, tan, dark brown, deep vermillion (pinkish red), yellow, and gray.

Jingle Jangle & Gyptian - two similar (but different) skeins of novelty yarn from the same dyelot. One has about 12 gold jingle bells spun in, and the other has 3 jingle bells, bronze sequins, sections of gold bamboo, and is wrapped with a thin metallic gold thread. My wheel jingled while I spun these! Plus I keep startling myself everytime I move them.

Stinging Nettle - patchwork yarn in greens & browns.

Flameflower - Spun from both handcarded batts + roving.

Happy Fiber Friday, all!

« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2008 11:39:08 AM »

Ohmygosh I LOVE the bamboo one. It would make a killer skinny scarf.

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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2008 11:45:46 AM »

*drools* I love everything, esp. bamboo and stinging nettle.

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« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2008 11:53:24 AM »

Ooooh Painted ponies and flamethrower are my favs so far. But oh so many yummy yarns! I haven't had time to spin this week -_- but I'm hoping I can soon!

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« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2008 12:13:03 PM »

theme of Alpaca:
coco&caramel: from roving i bought in Bodega, CA about 8oz spun up:

i bought fleeces in Jamul, CA. 1 cria, and 2 adult.

a sampler i made from the fleeces:

the cria is sooo soft and lovely, but the adults are kinda scratchy, the middle one i don't know what i will do with, being so incredibly scratchy and all. maybe give the spun stuff to my mom to weave a rug.

i *heart* the bamboo Smiley
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2008 12:22:31 PM »

Everyone's yarn looks great!  I really like the bamboo, and I sooo need to try spinning some.

I have a bunch of stuff I've finished recently, but just got around to taking pictures:
I think this was shetland roving.  2oz made about 70 yards

Fleece artist merino alpaca, navajo plied

HollyEqq batt, 4.8oz made about 60 yards

And my very favourite, some Pigeon Roof Studios superwash merino.  2oz made about 150 yards, and I have another 2oz to spin

(and there are more and bigger pictures here)
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2008 12:34:47 PM »

LOVE the green one with leaves - any plans for what to do with it?

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« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2008 01:13:27 PM »

wow! Isamax's scrap yarn, Star217's shawl, violets,  and stinging nettles! I love them! Cheesy

« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2008 02:04:33 PM »

Ooh, I love your scrap yarns, isamax!  And I can has Feralfem's yarns?  Pleez?  Smiley

Haven't been in the spinning mood for the past few weeks (I think it has to do with the weather - I spin more when it's happy and sunny outside), but we've had a few nice days lately, so I eased into it by producing my one little lonely skein for this week: 

It's from a batt by Terrabellaspun called October Glow.  77 1/2 yards, 2 3/8 ounces.

Oh, and I wove a piece of fabric from some handspun, too.  It turned into this:

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« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2008 04:33:22 PM »

I love all the yarns posted this week but I think the bamboo Canopy is my favorite. Looks so soft and with the shiny bamboo look.

Here's my offering for the week. Yarn I spun from a romney fleece I purchased locally, cleaned and carded myself. It's going to be knitted up as socks for my uncles. It still needs to be washed to set the twist and not sure of yardage or weight (I just kept grabbing more and spinning) yet. There's a penny in the first picture for reference.

This second picture shows the color of the yarn a bit better. It's more of a grey with a bit of nearly black mixed in some places.

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