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Star217
« on: May 02, 2008 07:41:30 AM »

Okay so no one's started the thread yet I guess I have the honors.

The first up is girl scout cookie from a batt I recieved in a swap. It's alpaca, wool and angelina. Spun on my drop spindle worsted weight a little less then 2oz and 80 yards single.

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The second yarn is also alpaca about 300 yards 3.3oz two ply sport weight spun using the long draw. I had a hard time prepping the alpaca and I realized the best way was to break out my very neglected hand cards and make some rolags.
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2008 07:43:48 AM »

oOO.. very pretty. i love how alpaca has the little hairs that stick out when it's spun, it really gives it a nice texture
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2008 07:46:28 AM »

Yeah alpaca can be spun to have a nice halo like mohair but unlike mohair its super soft and not itchy at all.
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2008 08:05:32 AM »

This week I wanted to try making a scrap type yarn for the first time.  I used a merino sampler with 12 colors that I bought on etsy (I wont mention her name, I'm still pissed off that it didn't weigh as much as the listing said). I spun up one single and then with the rest of the merino, handcarded in angelina (from Loop.etsy) in colors that coordinated with each different color. I love the look of scrap yarns Smiley I used (what I think is) the long draw method, which is the one I seem to have become most comfortable with.

Scrap-Look yarn  167+ yds  2 oz  2-ply



After I plyed all of my non-sparkley single with the sparkley one I Andean plyed the rest to make this sparkley 2-ply.
Andean Plyed Scrap-Look 65 yds  0.7 oz



I didn't finish my Wisp this week, but I worked on it a bit.  Here is a progress pic Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2008 08:09:03 AM »

Yum! Both those yarns look scrumptious!

My yarns for the week:





April Showers - spun from all-vegan fibers - tencel, organic cotton, sparkly firestar (nylon), bamboo, and carbonized bamboo. I love all the different textures in this. Inspired by some of the intense spring storms we've been getting here lately!



New Growth - handspun organic cotton. One ply I dyed in shades of green, the other in shades of yellow, chartreuse, and natural white.



Spring Beauty - spun from a batt I carded from wool, sparkle, and recycled sari silk. Inspired by one of my favorite spring flowers! This one has amazing yardage because I made myself spin it a bit thinner than I usually spin.



And a giant pile of self-striping handspun for a custom order! I LOVE big piles of handspun.
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2008 08:09:43 AM »

Ooh, Jadzy, your yarns look great too!
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2008 08:17:24 AM »

This week I wanted to try making a scrap type yarn for the first time.  I used a merino sampler with 12 colors that I bought on etsy (I wont mention her name, I'm still pissed off that it didn't weigh as much as the listing said).

Was it a big difference in weight? I know that depending on the altitude, scale and air in the fiber fiber weight can vary by as much as .3 oz
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2008 08:17:40 AM »

feralfeminine, i LOVE "new growth" the greens are sooo pretty!


where do you find recycled sari silk?
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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2008 08:23:24 AM »

Feral - I always love your yarns. Their so beautiful!


I have some fiber-y goodness for the first time in a while. These are handspun then dyed yarns and some mohair locks. I love the colors on the mohair, its so bright and cheery!










I really enjoy this thread. I come lurk every Friday but only post so often. I look forward to others fiber-y creations!
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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2008 08:30:49 AM »

Wow...some amazing work already! You guys really are an inspiration.

It was Wonderwool Wales on Saturday for me, so I've been spinning furiously ever since. These are all only small bits, but here are my efforts from my second week of spinning...

the chubby peacock - a random selection of little bits of Merino, spun rather more chunkily than I intended...I think it's only about 8 yards!



strawberries and cream - some beautiful alpaca, plied with silk. this is going to be the most luxurious neckwarmer ever.



bright autumn - bluefaced leicester - how easy is this stuff to work with?! i never thought of putting these colours together til i saw them next to each other in a pile and then it had to happen.

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