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« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2008 09:34:32 AM »

Awesome yarns, everyone, and welcome to first-time Fiber Friday posters! 

Right now I'm really loving the pepperminty yarn by Cya and the Wall o' Yarn by mullerslanefarm...and Seaweed and Chiffon and who am I kidding??  I love them all!   Cheesy

Here are mine for the week...


Ragtag  Just a little wee yarn, 58 yards, merino/bamboo/sparkle.


Cliffdiver Humane Romney lamb wool...I handpainted the roving from Homestead Wool and Gift Farm.  138 yards, 2.3 oz.


Terpsichore Fourth in my Muses series, named after the muse of song and dance.  100% handdyed merino, 120 yards, 4.3 oz, bulky.

and...I am renting my guild's Patrick Green carder...
These tasty batts:


became this yarn:

Storm's a' Comin'! Merino, silk, and opal sparkle, 160 yards.

Hooray for Fiber Friday!
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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2008 09:43:20 AM »

Nutmeg - I call batts like that my "Ugly Duckling Batts".  The yarns always become Swans - I know yours did!  I love the look of natural colored combined with color.

Nicolassa - I love the way you put together your colors!  Storm's a comin' is to dye for!!
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« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2008 11:50:22 AM »

Here are my pretties for the week!


"I'm Thankful for..." Collaboration yarn with Yarn Zombie Roving Balls, FeltStudioUK Selection Batts, and a Loop Baby Cake, 58 yards, Corespun, Heavy Worsted


Carnival, Yarn Zombie Batt 36 yards, Corespun, Bulky


Sweet Sixteenl, Yarn Zombie Batt 36 yards, Corespun, Bulky


Aztec Rainbow, YarnZombie Roving Balls, 54 yards, Corespun, Heavy Worsted


Cream De Menthe, CopperPot Woolies, 21 yards, Corespun, Heavy Worsted, 1.1oz


Tie-Dye Christmas, Thick and Thin, Merino


All Spun Up, Merino Approx 100 yards EXTRA chunky, 8oz!

TGIFF!!!!
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« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2008 01:48:27 PM »

I like the colours in Aztec Rainbow.
Somehow light and airy while still being so colorful
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« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2008 01:52:21 PM »

woooee! love those corespun yarns, pmpknpunk!!

i only have one photographed for this week:
UP,Up and Away



151 Yards
4.2 oz/ 119 grams
Thick and thin
Bulky

Made from beautiful batts of merino, ramboulette, angelina and sari silk from my friend Katrina at Spinningselkie: www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6268661
I re-carded them and added some superwash merino, BFL, extra angelina, and polworth.

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« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2008 01:52:44 PM »

myklia- if you are getting low yardage- really- you want your yarn to be thinner. It's kind of well duh, but sometimes when you are learning, it's nice to hear the obvious. So when you are spinning, don't try to spin 'yarn'- instead, try to spin 'thread'. It will help you spin thinner. Great job, though!
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« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2008 02:02:46 PM »

myklia- if you are getting low yardage- really- you want your yarn to be thinner. It's kind of well duh, but sometimes when you are learning, it's nice to hear the obvious. So when you are spinning, don't try to spin 'yarn'- instead, try to spin 'thread'. It will help you spin thinner. Great job, though!

My problem is then that it breaks apart while I'm spinning.  My spindle will just drop.  So I have made my roving slightly thicker, but I try not to make it too thick.  I definitely feel like I'm doing something wrong, maybe over drafting?

I hope in the spring (post tax refund Wink) to take a wheel lesson with Mullerslanefarm.  I hope Mullerslanefarm that you can perhaps teach me how to do fiber prep better as well. 

I am someone that definitely learns better person to person as opposed to through videos and books, but with the spinning, I haven't really had a choice. Undecided

For the yarns:

I love Up, Up and Away, Cliffdiver, everything from pmpknpunk, and the one that came from the sheep.  That is so cool.

Ok, back to work. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2008 02:21:43 PM »

myklia, if your spindle is just dropping away when you try to spin thinner yarn, it's not you, it's the spindle!  It's probably just too heavy to make fine yarn.  You might want to look into getting a lighter-weight spindle, or making your own CD spindle. 
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« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2008 02:25:36 PM »

myklia, if your spindle is just dropping away when you try to spin thinner yarn, it's not you, it's the spindle!  It's probably just too heavy to make fine yarn.  You might want to look into getting a lighter-weight spindle, or making your own CD spindle. 

It's just always natural to assume I am the problem.  Thanks so much.  I will definitely look into that. Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2008 02:38:24 PM »

Hahaha, it's something to keep in mind if/when you take up wheelspinning too.

That's what my (and Laminathegreat's) spinning instructor Maggie Casey always says:  "It's not you!  It's the wheel!" (or spindle, in your case).   Cheesy
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