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Topic: Fiber Friday 5/2/08  (Read 4964 times)
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« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2008 08:53:19 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

Well the listing was for 3.25oz. I weighed it when I got it, I don't remember what it said then, just that it was less. I used it all up and it weighs 2.7oz (including the angelina and ribbbons I used to tie it up, not that they weigh much) so it is still at least 1/2 an ounce off. *shrug* idk... I didn't give her bad feedback, I just won't buy from her again.
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« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2008 08:58:18 AM »

Everything is so lovely!! This is my first ever Fibre Friday post! I got my drop spindle starter kit a few weeks ago and have been spinning between writing essays and this is what I came up with. It's about 24 yards, super chunky and called Mermaid's Castle.





I spun the dark brown from wool top and then found the novelty yarn I plyed it with for the bargain price of 80p at a local market! I know that it's not perfect, but I'm pretty much in love with it and already have plans for my next yarn, once I've finished those pesky essays!!

I've love to know what you all think of my first ever spinning attempt.
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« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2008 09:03:25 AM »

Mermaid's Castle looks nice and fuzzy!

I have to say that so far my favorite is April Showers. I absolutely love the look of bamboo.
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« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2008 09:06:11 AM »

Last nights spinning..... superfine merino SOOOO soft!!! Lollypop, yo!
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« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2008 10:15:33 AM »

Strawhatbrat, that one is beautiful!  Here's my meager fiber for the week.  My grandmother died while I was at my very first spinning class at the beginning of the month, at which we got our own drop spindle.  I wanted to spin on the plane ride to and from the funeral, but with such short notice, and no real resources for spinners in my town, I broke down and bought a 6-pack of fiber at Hobby Lobby that was packaged for needle felting.  I've gone through a little over half of it, I think, and figured the spindle was full enough that plying it would be a witch, so I still have another hank yet to make.  But meanwhile, here is 41 yards of mystery wool.  I actually pretty well love it.

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« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2008 10:45:31 AM »

ok this is probably a really ignorant question. every week i look at all the beautiful yarns you all make and drool. but what do you do with them? i don't know much about knitting, but what sorts of projects do you use these yarns for (it never seems like there is enough to use in a big project)?
... though as far as i'm concerned, it's perfectly acceptable to just hoard the yarn and play with it Smiley


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« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2008 10:51:08 AM »

I've often wondered the same thing. Especially when they are spun with feathers and other things in them. The look cool, but past that, what do you do with them?
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« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2008 11:19:16 AM »

Thanks! I got my sari silk from http://www.recycledsilk.com .

Re: what to do with handspun...all my skeins are about 4oz on average, which is plenty for a medium-sized project like a scarf/wrap/cowl/legwarmers etc. When figuring out how much yarn you have, it's usually better to look at the total weight of the skein rather than the yardage, because 400yds and 4oz of thin yarn is the same as 60 yds and 4oz of super extra bulky yarn. There are ways to stretch out handspun yarn when you have limited yardage, like knitting on extra big needles or working other yarns into the project. But I'm almost always surprised at how much I can get out of one skein!

Even the really small skeins can be used - for belts, rapunzel scarves, headbands, small bags, etc.
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« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2008 11:20:45 AM »

rapunzel scarves?Huh
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« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2008 11:26:19 AM »

I usually dye and spin 8 oz in each colorway so I have enough for something like a baby sweater. Smiley I'll dye and spin with projects in mind... I just dyed a pound and will spin that for my grandma who wants a sweater.
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