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myklia
« on: October 10, 2008 03:08:51 AM »

TGIF indeed!!! Wink Cheesy

I love October 10th, I have had some great experiences in my past on October 10th.  Strange, but true. Cheesy

I finally have a yarn this week.  I just need to give credit to my mom for the name, because I was really clueless as to what to name it.

Cherry Lime Swirl-


I don't remember the yardage, but I think it is between 70 to 80 yards.  Not quite enough to make a hat.  I feel I'm slowly getting better, though one of my joins did break apart while I was preparing the yarn for twist setting. Sad  I would love any suggestions as what to make with it.  It is either Tussah silk, merino, or a combination of both.  I don't remember.  I got it from Alpaca's Attic in Cedarburg, WI.  Next time I'm there I'll look.

Can't wait to see all the other beautiful goodness. Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2008 03:59:31 AM »

Lovely and a perfect name!
Happy Oct 10th..........  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2008 05:29:34 AM »

Nice Myklia!  I'm terrible at naming skiens!

My husband did name a 300 yard 2-ply lace weight yarn I finished up this week "Black Widow" ... it's mostly black with glints of red & blue throughout it.... alas, I forgot to get a picture of it this week!!!

I spun up 4 oz from a Ravelry swap: (combo of black & brown alpaca with purple BFL and an unidentified wool)



spun into this:



I wanted to keep the full yardage so spun up some oatmeal shetland



and started plying it last night:



I think it will be cute for an EZ Baby Surprise Jacket

Let's see more!!
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2008 06:27:08 AM »

Myklia - Your yarn is lovely. It looks very soft and quite even. Good Job!

mullerslanefarm - I love that you took a photo of every step of the process. I always enjoy seeing the morphing of fiber to yarn. It really shows how you can change the look of a yarn with a simple white as a 2ply! Very cool.

I don't have anything to show this week. I've been knitting baby booties like a machine. Although in the last week I did purchase some loop, cloudlover69, and hobbledehoy batts plus some dyes for my stash so I'll have no excuss next week.

Hope everyone has a fantastic, fiber-filled day!
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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2008 06:33:06 AM »

I really don't like my yarn this week. In fact, I may go so far as to say I hate it. It started out great- I got in in a swap and is was superwash and I said whoo! sock yarn! But the more I looked at it the less I liked the colors. Then as I was spinning the dye leaked on my hands. My navajo plying crashed and burned (I think I know why- I had some under spun spots thanks to heroes and I think I need to set my bobbin behind me, not in front....). It's about 200 yards. Maybe I will make socks anyway and give them to somebody. It's kind got me down, I need to spin up something fun and silly next..

And in eat your-heart-out news" a friend of mine found a bag of roving at a thrift store- she was really excited because she thought it was wool and had some great felting ideas for it. She brought it to roller skating class and showed me some and I told her it was cotton, not wool. Bummer she days, I don't think I can use it then, do you want it? *makes gimme gimme hands* She pulls the bag out of her car and....

almost three POUNDS of cotton roving. WHEEE!!!!
I'm gonna be a cotton feind for a while......
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2008 07:07:36 AM »

Love Cherry Lime Swirl - reminds me of a slushie  Cheesy

I don't have the prettiest thing to show this week, but an accomplishment none-the-less: my first yarn spun on a wheel!



I am taking a spinning class right now and this was my first attempt, 90 yards of corridale - horribly uneven.  But I love spinning on a wheel, I just have to save up enough to get one  Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2008 07:19:31 AM »

Yay! My first Fiber Friday!

My first! From dirty fleece to this...It was spun on a drop spindle I made and then I dyed it with Kool-Aid. It's only about 20 yds.


Poor Little No-Name


My second! This was spun from about 2oz. of naturally dyed (walnut and goldenrod) roving a friend gave me. This was also spun on my homemade drop spindle. It's about 93 yds.

Time To Make Banana Bread


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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2008 07:31:38 AM »

Lamina, I think that yarn is super pretty! It's too bad that it bled on your hands, though. And major score on the roving!
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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2008 07:48:28 AM »

I love the Cherry Lime Swirl! Mullerslanefarm - the process pics are good stuff!
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myklia
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2008 07:51:19 AM »

WMA, your yarns are really gorgeous.

I wish there were spinning classes nearby, I really want to try a wheel before I consider buying one.  There is a place in Chicago, and maby at some point I'll make the trip.
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« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2008 08:12:46 AM »

Here's my skeins for the week:



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« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2008 08:16:25 AM »

WMA - love the naturally dyed!  Great job!

laminathegreat - I think that yarn would look terrific as socks! Have you tried soaking them in a salt/vinegar water to help set the dye?  Definitely rinse this and see how much of the dye will bleed.  Wonder what kind of dye they used?

3# of cotton!!!   you lucky thing!

myklia - where are you located?  I'm in NW IL and teach spinning.  PM me

gerrijo - good job for your first on a wheel!  My first yarns were so, shall we way, 'artsy'??   Grin

natashafatale:  nice colors - more infor please!  what kind of fiber? what kind of yardage are they?? did you dye them yourself??
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« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2008 08:23:39 AM »

Oh, my gosh, Lamina...SCORE!!!!  Holy carp, that is some yummy looking cotton.  Are you going to dye it all up, perhaps?   Wink  And that is too bad about the dye running while you were spinning it.  I've had that happened before and I just wanted to chunk the whole mess out the window.  The yarn turned out pretty, though!

So I have four to share this week...


Bluebird of Happiness  This is some humane Romney lamb roving from the Homestead Wool and Gift Farm that I dyed up and spun.  82 yards, thick/thin.


Folly  Okay, this was sort of a "dye sopper" experiment...at the end of a dyeing session, I poured the cupfuls of excess dye on merino roving and hoped for the best.  I like how it turned out.   Smiley  200 yards, worsted weight.


Thunderhead  Corespun Babydoll Southdown and alpaca, fiber from Homestead.  Man, babydoll staple length is short.  65 yards, superbulky.


Yellow Submarine Handpainted and handspun bluefaced leicester.  92 yards, bulky.

Welcome to all the newbie spinners and hooray for Fiber Friday!
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« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2008 10:07:58 AM »

wow, awesome stuff so far and it's cool to see so many new spinners!

here are mine for the week:
Fancy that:


Money:



Jelly beans:


Hibernation:


happy friday!
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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2008 10:51:07 AM »

Three this week:

skinny menagerie: Blue angora, grey and white mohair, green cormo and natural silver cotswold, even some natural brown yak with some green and yellow soy silk, yellow glitz and copper bamboo.


maat: Turquiose silk rods set against golden tussah silk, organic color grown cotton and dyed corridale wool top spun into a soft, chunky, thick and thin singles.


popgun: A blend of pink, blue and green tunis wool, natural Romney, dyed orange and natural alpaca, black mill ends, grey mohair, golden tussah silk with Yarnia threads and copper glitz.


I love all the orangey colors popping up this week, especially "no name". "Money" is also super cute, too.

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« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2008 11:57:49 AM »

loving all the yarny goodness this week.
I have one to post. Blue streak. fulled single. BFL candy striped with rayon thread. 206meters.

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« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2008 12:52:48 PM »

Had to submit a "This Rocks" on your yarn, geekycraftgrl
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« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2008 01:27:34 PM »

A spinner friend gave me some fiber she dyed. Here is the result of my spinning... It looks like a rainy cloud ! I'm very impatient to weave it (and to wear the scarf ! lol.

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« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2008 02:14:36 PM »

Super yarns everyone!  And welcome to all the new spinners.

Here are my yarns from the last 2 weeks.  Sorry, but I'm to tired to post the deatails...















Have a fun week!
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« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2008 03:21:22 PM »

I love everyone's yarns this week..  but Isamax that supercoil one is just AMAZING!!

I haven't posted in a couple weeks.. so here's some of what I've spun.. I've been a manaic getting stuff done, since I was in an art show last sunday that was totally fun..


Pumpkin Patch, 69 yards, merino spun thick and thin, then plied with metallic thread and 6 hand crocheted pumpkins


Bollywood, assorted fibers and TONS of firestar


Tropical, bamboo, 170 yards


Chocolate Berries, bamboo, 200 yards


Jack o lantern, 29 yards, corespun merino and bamboo batt


Wood Nymph, 2 oz, 200 yards Tussah Silk


Birthday Party, Merino spun thick and thin with pearl beads and sequins, then plied with a rainbow holosparkle thread


Midnight Diva, corespun assorted fibers


Summer Lemonade, sw merino and bamboo, spun thick and thin with a low twist


Autumn Leaves, corespun assorted fibers


Simple Rainbow, merino spun thick and thin w/ a low twist, Striping with 2 repeats


All Blues, corespun striping yarn, with 2 repeats of the 3 shades of blue


Mars, assorted fibers, striping yarn with random repeats

Then the most exciting news.. GUESS WHO GOT A DRUM CARDER!!!!
I'm so excited I"m having such a great time..
I've carded a few monotone batts from the different shades of merino, with matching firestar, angelinas, sari silk, sequins and novelty yarns.. I think I'm going to make lots of these.. I love how they turned out!!




I've also done some fun sparkley rainbow batts.. crazy carding style..  they are SOO Fun!!

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« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2008 03:41:43 PM »

Jazzturtle, as always, if I was independantly wealthy, no one else would even have a chance at getting your yarns.  Just stunning.

Lots of really fantastic stuff.  I love eat_agar-skinny menagerie, geekycraftgrl yarn, Nocilassa's Yellow Submarine, and everything by Natasha.  Wow, everything is just great!!!
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« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2008 03:59:04 PM »

Everyone's yarn looks great!  So many awesome colours, and I'm jealous.

I haven't spun much lately, because my wheel needed fixing.  But I've finished some stuff recently, and I love it!
Here's "oh, sari!", spun from a Hollyeqq batt, about 160yds, 5oz.

And here's "the killing joke", spun from nerdclub2000's Slytherin roving, about 230yds from 4oz.


(my pictures are less than awesome.  I think I need a new camera Smiley )
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« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2008 06:26:07 PM »

They're all so great!

Jazzturtle - where do you find the time!? lol All beautiful but my fave is Tropical! I'm new to spinning and have only spun wool so far...is bamboo hard to spin? It looks slippery...but I love the gorgeous shine! I'm jealous of your batts (I want to bury my face in the pink one, it looks like a soft silky cloud!) but I just got a great deal on a drum carder so I can't wait for it to get here!

Beautiful yarns this week all!
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« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2008 04:20:57 AM »

Thanks WMA Smiley 
I spin while I watch TV.. so whenever I'm just sitting at the couch, I'm spinning.. and I do have a weakness for junk tv.. so i'm on the couch a couple of hours every night..
I am having a hard time balancing spinning time and carding time.  I've done WAY more carding this week than spinning..  but that's to be expected I guess.. I've only had my carder for a week LOL!!

Bamboo is definitly more difficult to spin than wool.. but it's not as hard as cotton.  It's VERY slippery.. in fact it has no crimp whatsoever.. it also needs a fair amount of twist.. it doesn't do well with low twist singles-- it just falls apart..  but too much twist and it gets stiff.. so  you really have to find the right amount of twist for the size of the single..  the fibers are also very flyaway..  I strip my roving (or batts) into strips and predraft just enough to loosen the fibers.. I put everything into a large wooden salad bowl, with a silk scarf on my lap to keep me from getting covered in fibers.  Some people find spinning bamboo easier to manage if they spin it from the fold (tear a piece, fold it over your index finger, draft some fibers out from there and spin from "the fold")

Just dive in and practice.. it took me about a pound before I was comfortable with it.. but it's one of my FAVE Fibers now!
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« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2008 02:58:33 AM »

Squeeee - I had wondered what the final batts would looked like all spun up!
Gorgeous AdreinneC!
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« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2008 02:16:55 PM »

I love money! That's so pretty. Per usual, I have spent my week conjugating Spanish verbs into past tense, so I have no yarn to show off.  Tongue I'm glad I have Fiber Friday to get my yarn fix!
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« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2008 05:53:37 AM »

Squeeee - I had wondered what the final batts would looked like all spun up!
Gorgeous AdreinneC!
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Not at all like I'd expected, but I am in LOVE!  I've had so much fun spinning up the batts from your batt club Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2008 08:58:11 PM »

That is the fun part with batts!  You never know what to expect!
I hope to have batts for sale on my website again once I recover from my surgery.  Who would have dreamed that I would get a brand new fancy upgrade on my drum carder and then only used it a handful of times!
I am in batt making withdrawal.

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« Reply #28 on: October 22, 2008 04:59:42 AM »

OMG.. I have dreaming about holly batts.. I'm so glad your surgery went welll............ so PLEASE make more batts!!
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« Reply #29 on: October 22, 2008 02:12:19 PM »

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