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« on: November 27, 2008 09:17:35 PM »

Gee, being an Aussie I never can catch fiber Friday at the right time.
It's 5pm Friday here so I figure I'll start the next one.

I'm quite excited actually, because these are my first skeins spun on the wheel.  Smiley
I've been spinning on a drop spindle for quite some time, but just recently took the plunge in joining my local guild. I've hired and ashford traditional, and here's what I've made so far:

My most recent skein. A low-twist single using Aussie merino, silk, and thread

My first handspun on the wheel using the natural fiber colours

Hand-dyed Falkland
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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2008 09:36:47 PM »

Oooohhh....I really love the last one.  I can dream myself knitting with it. Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2008 09:37:28 PM »

those are some darn nice yarns!  And I say if its friday where you are, then heck its fiber friday, even if it isn't quite friday here.  well done for first the go at it!  Mine still look wonky.  don't have any pics just yet, maybe by the end of my friday I will(its still technically thursday ;p ) Cheesy


« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2008 04:11:10 AM »

Here is what I spun, plied and set this week.  Its 190 yards of sport weight merino/silk.

« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2008 04:38:04 AM »

Wow...it's been far far too long since my last fiber friday!

Here's a selection of some of the things I've been busying myself with...


« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2008 06:36:15 AM »

I like the subtle colour variation in the plied yarns you all went for this week.
Like Jane Doe's last one, krafty_kelly's and kathleenalice's first.
I have 3 this week (still need to take photos of the rest)

Embers - 48 yards, Romney lamb and Border Leicester wool spun straight from the lock and wrapped in black lurex thread

Goblin - 241 yards, handdyed Falkland wool

Au Natural - 95 yards, corespun suri alpaca

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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2008 08:25:43 AM »

I'm lovin' Embers!  My favorite colors.  yum

I think my cat is sending me subliminal messages...
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2008 08:41:20 AM »

Ooh, yeah, embers is amazing!

Corespinning is my next challenge...

« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2008 09:40:31 AM »

I love the colours in goblin.

just one for me this week. The pics not very good and the yarn is before the twist has been set. Its hot off the wheel. it a merino single.

And here is a finsihed item made from handspun i posted a while back.

loving all the yarns so far. Smiley

« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2008 10:05:36 AM »

I love goblin. Gorgeous.

And embers.  Lovely.

Here is an fo I did with my handspun.  Its only the second thing I've made with handspun.  I'm thinking of making a cowl with the teal stuff from above.  Anyone have any suggestions for a pattern?


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