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Topic: Fiber Friday 05-30-08 - Returned Mojo Edition :)  (Read 7234 times)
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« Reply #30 on: May 30, 2008 01:53:32 PM »

Everyone's yarn looks great. It's all so pretty! I must say, Rocky Road is a bundle of awesomeness  Cheesy.
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« Reply #31 on: May 30, 2008 02:43:44 PM »

YAY!

My first entry ever ON friday!

This is my third spin ever and I am soooo excited!!!

http://anivair.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=1718

http://anivair.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=1721

Yay!! Comments/Suggestions really helpful as I am still pretty new at this!

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« Reply #32 on: May 30, 2008 02:44:50 PM »

Yeah, Rocky road is awesome! I also really loved the secret garden. Smiley
I loved all the colours this week and there have been a lot of pretty funky art yarns, which is always great! It really stands out that many people's mojo has returned!!

A bit late, but here is some of my spinning for the week:

This would be a 'new and improved' version of an old yarn of mine called frog prince. This time it is far more over the top with lots of beads in addition to all the other stuff!


Also, it was a great week for vegan yarns and I really got the hang of soy silk now, here one hand dyed in greens:


...and a hot pink one with pearls!


A really exciting experiment (definitely to be repeated!) was pink berry truffle, a pure Tussah silk yarn with huge, fluffy blobs of baby camel:


I guess it has been quite a green week overall, with Lemon verbena:


...and Lime dazzle:


Exotic fruits rule my world! Cheesy

Last but not least goldfish in the sky, a Merino/silk yarn with coils:

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mooshie
« Reply #33 on: May 30, 2008 03:28:41 PM »

ooh, I'm a fiber friday vergin! I finished a yarn this week.
it's 23 WPI (so a light fingering weight since it's not perfectly consistent), 512yds 3.9 of superwash wool(75%) nylon (25%) blended on my drum carder, pulled into roving, dyed, and spun by me on my babe DT production wheel. 


and this is what was left on one bobbin that I decided to try my first navajo plying on.  I really like navajo plying!  it's only 13 yds.  what do ya do w/ 13 yds?  I think it's about sport weight.  I didn't measure WPI.
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« Reply #34 on: May 30, 2008 03:41:08 PM »

I wanted to mention all the specific yarns I love, but there must be at least 10 (or 15 or 20??).  So really, a ton of great yarn this week.

I am really impressed by all the newbies.  I too am a newbie and my first spins aren't nearly as great as the other newbies.

I am also doing the "park" method on my drop spindle.  Maybe this week I'll venture into letting it drop and spin.  Nothing worst can happen that hasn't already happened.  If I get really adventurous, I'll try plying.
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« Reply #35 on: May 30, 2008 03:49:12 PM »

ok, I posted my pics b-4 looking at everyone else's yarn.  good thing I did! man! I love them all!!

hobbledhoy thanks for the core spun instructions!  that yarn looks really cool!
I'm just wondering if there's a bebefit to doing corespun as opposed to just spinning singles?  does it add strength? (it seems like it would)

jazzyturtle, holy cow girl! you must be on hyper drive! LOL  I LOVE your yarns.  how many hours did you spin this week to get all that? 

and I was so proud of the ONE I finished LOL  oh well, when I grow up I want to be like you guys!

everyone thanks for shareing!  there are some seriously talented spinners here!
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isamax
« Reply #36 on: May 30, 2008 03:51:19 PM »

Wow  Shocked What a fantastic week!

I have also lost my spinning mojo in a sense, at least for plying.  I have almost 3lbs of singles that will eventually become 2 ply worsted.  I happen to be planning some alone time with my wheel on Sun and what do I plan to do...



start a new yarn of coarse!  This was my first try at mixing colors in the same dye bath. I'm hoping to spin the locks into a fuzzy bear corespun yarn!
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« Reply #37 on: May 30, 2008 03:55:35 PM »

ok, I posted my pics b-4 looking at everyone else's yarn.  good thing I did! man! I love them all!!

hobbledhoy thanks for the core spun instructions!  that yarn looks really cool!
I'm just wondering if there's a bebefit to doing corespun as opposed to just spinning singles?  does it add strength? (it seems like it would)

jazzyturtle, holy cow girl! you must be on hyper drive! LOL  I LOVE your yarns.  how many hours did you spin this week to get all that? 

and I was so proud of the ONE I finished LOL  oh well, when I grow up I want to be like you guys!

everyone thanks for shareing!  there are some seriously talented spinners here!

Well, I'm not hobbledhoy, but I normally spin corespun when I a) want a really light and fluffy yarn, b) want a really textured yarn, and/or c) have just a small amount of some type of luxury fiber that I want to stretch a longer way.  Since you're just wrapping a core with your spinning fiber instead of using the fiber for the entire yarn, you can get a lot more yarn out of your fiber.

But mainly, I spin corespun for the light and fluffiness.  Smiley  Oh, and sometimes I like to use a really textured core (like a yarn that has a lot of knots in it or something like that) and do a thin core around it, so that some of the texture from the core shows through.
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« Reply #38 on: May 30, 2008 04:55:34 PM »

ok, I posted my pics b-4 looking at everyone else's yarn.  good thing I did! man! I love them all!!

hobbledhoy thanks for the core spun instructions!  that yarn looks really cool!
I'm just wondering if there's a bebefit to doing corespun as opposed to just spinning singles?  does it add strength? (it seems like it would)

jazzyturtle, holy cow girl! you must be on hyper drive! LOL  I LOVE your yarns.  how many hours did you spin this week to get all that? 

and I was so proud of the ONE I finished LOL  oh well, when I grow up I want to be like you guys!

everyone thanks for shareing!  there are some seriously talented spinners here!

I'm with Lufah Cheesy  I corespin mostly when I'm trying to stretch out a novelty fiber, or when I want to add GOBS of texture.  I want to try corespinning camel down (since I have 3 or 4 lbs. of it waiting to be used)- I think it would turn out fuzzy like a teddy bear.
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« Reply #39 on: May 30, 2008 05:21:23 PM »

You have 3 to 4 pounds of camel down?!  Holy crap!! /jealous  Smiley
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