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Topic: Fiber Friday 7-25-08 - Tour de Whoops! Edition  (Read 5328 times)
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« on: July 25, 2008 05:01:56 AM »

Um, yeah.  I fell off the Tour de Fleece.  Oh well.  I have been spinning, though, and here's what I've got for this week's Fiber Friday:

Corespun Locky yarn - Corespun and spun from locks! Hence the name!  Smiley

Battacular - Travis and I got to play with a drum carder a few weeks ago, and here's one of the yarns I spun up from some of the batts (115 yards and 11.7 ounces for the two skeins):

Tropic of Cancer - this was the first time I dyed and spun bamboo!  7 ounces, 242 yards.

And Beachybun, a 4 ounces merino superwash singly ply spun from some Lovesticks roving:

Yay for spinning, albeit not so much with the whole organized event thing.  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2008 05:17:12 AM »

I love the colours for corespun locky yarn  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2008 05:58:50 AM »

lufah, beautiful yarns as always.  I especially like Tropic of Cancer.  I need to figure out how to spin bamboo more smoothly.

Here's my one yarn for this week.  Not terribly exciting but I'm very pleased with it because it was exactly what i was hoping for! 

4 oz, 290 yards/265 meters, Merino/Tencell blend.  It's about a DK/sport weight and it is "navajo"/chain plied.  I have another 4 oz to spin and I'm hoping to get the same-ish results.


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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2008 06:01:55 AM »

Lufah, your yarns are gorgeous.  I especially love the bamboo!  I also dropped out of Tour de Fleece...  After about 2 days! 
But here are the yarns I've spun recently.  The first is a batt from hollyeqq, plied with sparkly thread.  I found the batt a bit hard to spin because it was just so textured, but it's a really soft yarn, so I'm happy.

The second is made of two Loop! babycakes batts, spun in stripes.  I loooove it, it's so soft and sparkly.  I think I'll weave it into a scarf whenever I figure out what to use as warp.

(the picture is pre-washing, so it was a bit twisty still)

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone else's yarn!
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2008 08:50:31 AM »

Um, yeah.  I fell off the Tour de Fleece.  Oh well.  I have been spinning, though, and here's what I've got for this week's Fiber Friday:

Yay for spinning, albeit not so much with the whole organized event thing.  Smiley

omgosh lufah. what wonderful and crazy yarns you've spun! the first two made me giggle Smiley


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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2008 09:19:05 AM »

I haven't posted for fiber friday in a few weeks, but here's what I've spun up lately.
this is merino/tencel

this one is cotton plied with soysilk

this one is merino/alpaca

this one is wool plied with silk caps

« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2008 09:23:56 AM »

lufah, wow! these yarns are amazing! I LOVE tropic of cancer and beachybun!

subloke, nice job w/ the navajo ply, and the color is lovely!

adriennec, both those yarns are lovely, they look so soft!

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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2008 09:43:27 AM »

everything looks fabulous! the merino/tencel looks delicious, mooshie.

i set up a studio in the little rental house on our property so i've been extra busy spinning/dyeing up a storm!
here are mine for this week:
why is the sky blue? lots of different fibers, all in blues and white.

old man and the sea from batts i received in the june fiber swap.

and the teaparty, corespun from my own batts.

happy friday!
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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2008 12:01:13 PM »

Everyone's spinning looks great as usual!
Here's my latest:

Spun from BFL roving dyed by The Good Sheep.

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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2008 01:31:52 PM »

Always such pretty yarns Smiley I look forward to Friday to see them every week!
Lufah - Love Tropic of Cancer & Battacular!
the noodle princess - <3 the tea party!

I have two this week Smiley

"Rainbows"  made from 6 baby cakes from Loop. The package just screamed rainbow at me Tongue
It is approximately 144 yds of 2-ply & 3.1 oz. It would not fit back onto a single bobbin when plyed & has encouraged me to finally buy a jumbo flyer Smiley (Which arrived the day after I payed for it... that's great service!)

This is my fave pic of the spin in progress!

This is a 2-ply + thread yarn spun with "Jay" handpainted BFL roving from Cloudlover69. We have lots of Steller Jays around here... they are really loud at times and can be funny to watch. This is my first yarn spun with the new jumbo flyer (and I was so excited that it would all fit on one bobbin!)  Approx. 132 yds, 4.25 oz.

Happy Friday!
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