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Topic: Fiber Friday - 2nd January, 2009  (Read 2082 times)
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« on: January 02, 2009 06:01:30 AM »

Man it feels weird typing "09" already, but it'll be weirder in 2010
Sounds so futuristic.
Anyways, on to the yarn. I've found my camera again. Yay!

My first corespun - and it's crazy!


Handpainted faulkland


Hand carded merino. This one when knitted, would go slowly from red, to orange, lime, teal then blue along the entire project.


Spun from handpainted merino


A mix of natural and earthy colors


and lastly, candy colored handpainted merino. I have two skeins of this one, and I haven't decided if it's going to become a hat or a shrug.

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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2009 06:12:32 AM »

Beautiful!  Really love the natural/earthy color!

I've been spinning and knitting/crocheting but not taking pictures ....
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2009 07:21:38 AM »

Those look lovely!  I especially like the transitioning yarn.

Here's what I've been up to:

This is a mystery wool and mohair fiber that I dyed with kool-aid several years ago and finally got around to spinning.  It has been skeined up, but I love being able to see all the colors in this picture.


I did my first soysilk.  It was really messy to spin, but the results were well worth it.


This is another mystery wool which I kool-aid dyed several years ago and finally got around to spinning.  I love that it's constantly striping!  This picture shows off the color range best.


And finally, this is a mix of four corridale pastels.  The twist is setting as we speak. 


EDIT:  The other thing I got around to finishing before Friday ended is this yarn:
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2009 07:54:31 AM »

Great colours!
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2009 01:59:33 PM »

here are a few things ive spun, one fo from my very own handspun pink merino! i am new to this art, but oh boy is it fantasteriffic~!!! some of them are very laughable, some i am proud of for coming along so well. i wish i had someone close to be to help me learn! Wink but dont we all>? happy new years, all!
the pink ball is where the neckwarmer came from. most are all just uiwool, the grey is bamboo.
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2009 02:01:09 PM »

aaand JaneDoe, i love the handcarded merino. the colours are gorgeous. i would so buy that! i can see a beautiful cowl wanting to be made!
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2009 02:15:28 PM »

Yeahhh Fiber Friday!

My mom bought me a HUGE box of merino for Christmas, so this is what I've got so far!

(Bear with me; my pictures are not awesome yet)

No.  001  "Flannery"
249 yds. - Sport/Worsted




No. 002  "Ruby"
310 yds. - Fingering/Sport



No. 003 "Doris"
Not spun yet!


No. 004 "Griffin"
80 yds so far - 2 oz. to spin yet



No. 005 "Eudora" (this is my favorite!)
359 yds. - Fingering





Yay!
 
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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2009 02:28:19 PM »

Happy New Year!!!!

This is the first time that I have posted in Fiber Friday. It was lurking in this thread that got me interested in spinning in the first place.

So here is the last skein that I finished...I call it Carousel


And here is a small skein finished from mystery wool that I got in a swap. I can't think of a name for this one besides "Pepto"  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2009 02:34:57 PM »

My mom bought me a HUGE box of merino for Christmas

Lucky you!
Such beautiful colors in Ruby

and britnlind, Carousel is just gorgeous!
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2009 02:51:39 PM »

THanks Jane doe.  your handpainted merinos are so pretty.

nikolelily : all your singles are so nice. I have just started plying but I find that I just like singles the most.  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2009 02:53:55 PM »

THanks Jane doe.  your handpainted merinos are so pretty.

nikolelily : all your singles are so nice. I have just started plying but I find that I just like singles the most.  Smiley
thank you  so much! i am really working on just getting the uniformity down until i begin trying plying (as you saw in the little pic of the skeinletts, my one try at plying was a disaster! i cant wait to try out all the techniques you great spinners do, the supercoils and corespinning plying etc! i appreciate your compliment, no one i know seems to give arip, wish i could convince em spinning is awesome!
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« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2009 05:41:07 PM »

The thing that is really great about plying, especially newbie yarns, is that it seems to even out the yarn.  Not always, you'll still have thin spots that meet up with thin spots.  Regardless, ALL yarn is beautiful!!

I finally got some pics of some of my past week's yarns, but realized I left the cable at work.  On Monday I should post some of my yarns/projects
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« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2009 06:31:56 PM »

Gorgeous yarn this week (as usual)!

Some merino + soysilk I blended:
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« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2009 06:56:49 PM »

The thing that is really great about plying, especially newbie yarns, is that it seems to even out the yarn.  Not always, you'll still have thin spots that meet up with thin spots.  Regardless, ALL yarn is beautiful!!

The coolest thing about plying as a newbie is that there is no guessing. Once the yarn evens out it looks like, well, yarn. Twist it the wrong way and its just crazy string  Smiley   Newbies totally luck out because as you said all yarn is beautiful. What other hobbies are as forgiving?
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« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2009 08:19:39 PM »

I barely made it, but it's still Friday!



From left to right: 1. Core-spun from a blended batt of wool, hemp, angelina, recycled silk, bamboo, soy silk, some mystery fiber, and embellished with faux pearls, faux crystals, and shell fragments (my favorite of the three) 2. Wool & nylon blend coated in 4 neon-colored threads 3. Self-stripe single spun from random bits of fiber I received in a Ravelry swap.
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« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2009 08:43:44 PM »

Sooo much beautiful yarn (as usual, I'm probably a broken record, but like a couple people have said, all yarn is beautiful Cheesy).  I love Jane Doe's rainbow merino.  I also love ignorantamoeba's pictures from roving to yarn.

All I have to show off this week is 4 oz of alpaca roving that my Aunt sent me for Christmas:

You are not seeing all 4 oz in the picture.

I have ordered a couple more drop spindles on etsy that I wish would ship already (I ordered about a week ago).  The only thing I can think of is maybe the owner is away on holiday.  The one pictured looks like it will be lightweight so I can do some thinner yarn.  *crosses fingers*

Hopefully in two or three weeks I'll have some yarn to show off.
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« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2009 11:11:12 PM »

Happy New Year! And Happy Rock Day! (In my spinning guild they refer to the first spinning of the new year as Rock Day- something about "rock" being the German word for "to spin")

Wow, you guys who produce many skeins in a week amaze me. Here is one I have had done for a while, but only recenty got a photo. It is natural jacob wool from my own sheep (white and black carded together) with turquoise angelina.

Jacob's Night Out



I also did my first dye day. A friend came over and she walked me through the steps of chemical dyes. I think it was jacquard. We did the darker rose and there was still dye in the pot, so I added some more white shetland and got the lighter color.



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