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Topic: Fiber Friday November 14, 2008  (Read 5715 times)
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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2008 08:14:56 AM »

Great stuff everyone!

Callmeflower9- call it kiss the girl, for sure! I think most people will get it. I got it instantly. Or you could call it Scuttle. Wink


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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2008 08:23:08 AM »

eternalsunshine, make sure to tie your skein before setting the twist, so it doesn't get too tangly while it's soaking.  Just pick four spots in the skein and tie scrap yarn in a figure eight in each spot.  Also, after the skein has been soaking for 15 minutes or so, when you pull it out, squeeze all the water out.  Then place your thumbs at either end of the loop and give it a good snap.  This will let the twist even itself out over the skein.  Some people weight their skeins while they're drying, too, which pulls the yarn straighter but temporarily removes some of the elasticity (the yarn will curl back if it gets wet again).  Hope this helps!

I have no idea what you're talking about, so here's me with some yarn on my head.

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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2008 08:25:02 AM »

2 things I see with the niddy noddy and removing the skien.

First, the arms of your niddy should be at right angles to each other and Second, you need to tie your skeins in 4-8 places!

See the picture below



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« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2008 08:26:29 AM »

everything is lovely as usual! I love the colors in Pippy.


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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2008 09:53:44 AM »

I love fiber fridays in general but this week the yarns are especially lovely in my opinion!  Grin
Great work!

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« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2008 10:12:46 AM »

so I finally got a wheel, and to my dismay, I can't get it to work. It either spins the fiber and does not wind the bobin or viece versa.  So I went back to my trusty drop spipndle and came up with this:
i'm calling it latte, simply because I dyed it with coffee!

And I also tried my hand at dyeing rovings and got this:
swamp (I need to get crackalackin' on cleaning some light brown wool I was given for free and then just spin the 2 together)

and this:
*insert name here*  ( i don't know what to call this one, any sugestions?) Will be spun up with a bit of white, hopefully on my wheel.

sorry I had to use flickr, I can't figure out how to get my pictures .2mb smaller  Sad ...

Again, Everyones work is stunning!  Well done!
 Eternal sunshine, those are some nice first yarns on a wheel!  well done! hopefully mine looks that good Cheesy
 Nicolassa, stunnign as usual, I aspire to make such gorgoeus yarn!
 callmeflower9, I love your cat!  And your yarn!

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« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2008 10:41:17 AM »

Eternalsunshine - if you're a visual learner like me this may help http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4v4lM0oozc Her videos are great!

Gorgeous work as usual everyone! Also, I wish I had an adorable helper like Harvey...too cute!

« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2008 11:17:37 AM »

Lots of fun colors and variety today! I escpecially love "Fairytale," "Sunshine in the Garden," and "Allegro!"

Just one for me this week. The dye job didn't exactly go as planned (does it ever??) but I still like it. Guess I'll have to try again at what I was aiming for in the first place.

"Ashley" - 4 ounces, 279 yards, alpaca/merino/tussah silk blend (super soft!!)

And another scarf update with my handspun...

Have a great weekend!

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« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2008 11:46:10 AM »

yay! i <3 fiber friday!!! and i actually have pics to post this week!

none of them have names...

the one at the back is from a fiber swap... a few months ago, in super coils... all different fibers. i LOVE the colors

the middle one is seawool (70% merino 30% seacell) (2ply)

the front one is llama! (2ply)


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« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2008 11:53:59 AM »

just one for me this week.
Hand dyed BFL. I got the fibre from Hipknits at the knitting and stitching show in october.
Navajo plied. Don't know the yardage yet as i have more to spin.

happy fibre friday Grin

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