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Topic: Fiber Friday 05-30-08 - Returned Mojo Edition :)  (Read 7087 times)
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« Reply #40 on: May 30, 2008 05:25:09 PM »

Thanks to Lufah and Hobbledehoy for the lesson in core spinning. I always wondered about it. I have some soy silk that I'd like to get some major yardage out of so I think that I'll give it a shot!

Also super impressed with all the newbies...Keep up the craftiness!
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« Reply #41 on: May 30, 2008 05:35:33 PM »

Seriously, I swear these yarns get better every week.  I honestly can't pic out even a top 5 favorite because they are ALL AWESOME!

Ok, here are mine:

This is Carnival, made up of Hobbledehoy's awesome LOLbatts!  I usually try to mix and match batts for maximum fun, but these were so colorful that I had to keep them together.  140 yards of bulky goodness with some sequins & hot pink locks (to look like gobs of cotton candy!) thrown in:



This is Water Garden, made up from many blue & green themed batts and then plied onto wooly nylon so it has a nice subtle stretchiness to it.  The bits of orange are like koi flitting under the shade of lily pads!  110 yards, thick and thin (mostly thin):

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« Reply #42 on: May 30, 2008 06:08:33 PM »

Water Garden is gorgeous.  Dang being almost broke Sad
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« Reply #43 on: May 30, 2008 11:14:25 PM »

Woohoo, I made it. The first two were spun this week, the others in the past month or so. Taking pictures while the semester was winding down was beyond me. Truth be told, so is setting the twist, since I haven't done it to any of these!




Tweedy - Batts from my Fiber of the Month - May partner, tristitia. Various wools and lots of black angelina, around 3 oz, bulky thick and thin single.



Antique Shadowbox - handdyed by me, superwash merino, about 4 oz, navajo plied. Planning to make socks for myself!

The other two yarns are here  and  here.
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« Reply #44 on: May 31, 2008 09:30:17 AM »

whoa, I have too many favorites this week!

here is my one poor forlorn little skein to show. It's just a little scrap yarn:
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« Reply #45 on: May 31, 2008 10:45:53 AM »

whoa, I have too many favorites this week!

here is my one poor forlorn little skein to show. It's just a little scrap yarn:
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/scrap_yarn_006.jpg

But it's so cute!  I love it.  Smiley
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« Reply #46 on: May 31, 2008 07:25:03 PM »

I love all the bright, multicolored yarns!  Mine are much more... solid.  Here's what I've been up to:



The yellow and the blue were dyed post spinning - actually, they're in the pot with my sock yarn at the bottom of this post: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=249144.msg2764849 - they're Paradise Fiber's columbia/dorset blend.  Which is pretty nice, very nice at $12/lb, though not soft enough for next to the skin stuff, imho.  But it's for a bag, so it's awesome!  They're chunky weight, 3 plies.

The green is a two ply, one ply is dyed tussah silk done on a drop spindle, since that's the best way for me to be sure of evenness in thin (well, any) yarns.  The other ply is a combination of yellow-green dyed cotswald and emerald green dyed mohair, sparking icicle (I <3 sparkling icicle!), and merino) blended on a drum carder.
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« Reply #47 on: May 31, 2008 08:09:51 PM »

Duluth/Superior - I was thinking of naming it Land and Deep Water and then I thought of Lake Superior, the deepest lake in the world. 

Congrats on your yarn.  Just a heads up, though.  Lake Superior is the deepest of the great lakes, but Lake Baikal in Siberia is the deepest lake in the world.   Grin
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« Reply #48 on: June 01, 2008 04:18:57 AM »

Duluth/Superior - I was thinking of naming it Land and Deep Water and then I thought of Lake Superior, the deepest lake in the world. 

Congrats on your yarn.  Just a heads up, though.  Lake Superior is the deepest of the great lakes, but Lake Baikal in Siberia is the deepest lake in the world.   Grin

I didn't know that.  Now I'm trying to think where I have heard it was Lake Superior or maybe I wasn't listening all the way.  Who knows, thanks for the info though.
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« Reply #49 on: June 13, 2008 09:58:17 AM »

10. "The Green Monster" Mill End roving hand dyed by my April Craftster FOM swap partner "Silverstah." It's 153.75 yards of 2 ply chunky goodness!

WOOHOO!!! That looks GREAT - and I love the name. Smiley YAY! Smiley
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