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Topic: Fibre Friday - 30th January 2009  (Read 4869 times)
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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2009 06:50:07 AM »

It's spun pretty thin belladune.  The chain ply is about 11-12 wpi.

Oooh and I bet that woolee winder helps quite a bit on making you able to get more on the bobin too!

« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2009 06:54:12 AM »

Jazzturtle: I absolutely LOVE "It's in the bag".  I don't have enough "fun" fibers laying around to make something so deliciously enchanting!  I did get some locks recently, so I'll have to see what I can come up with...

I also love the colors in the zen bamboo, the corriedale single-ply on the Kromski, and in Tequila Sunrise.  Oh, and the eastery one by Belladune!  It's another wonderful Fiber Friday Cheesy

I've been WAY too busy with school to get much done (plus, I'm working on custom orders...no fun-yarn time Sad ) but here's what I'm working on for a custom order:

It's going to be socks.  I have never made a whole sock before, so I'm working on that currently Tongue  This yarn is doghair (it's my favorite raw fiber so far, out of anything I've ever spun).  I went to one of the local groomers and asked them to save me a bag of doghair.  So I got somewhere around 2 lbs of it (!).  However, over half of it was too dirty or too short to use, and I just tossed it out.  I ended up with just over half a pound of usable dirty dog hair.  

 [LOOK at those COLORS!!]

Also currently tempting me is my order from The Sheep Shed Studio:

(Red specially-dyed superwash.  There are orange/yellow parts, but mostly the red bled into them.  I can't decide if I like it or not, as I was planning to ply the two surprise superwash colors together and now I'm not going to.)

(Some gorgeous green superwash.  It varies from a very deep green to almost white.  I am super pleased with this color.  I asked for "contrasting colors" and I got Christmas colors.  I hate Christmas colors.)

(Brown mill ends.)

(A very nice grey, for overdyeing.)

I don't know what to make first!!

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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2009 06:58:56 AM »

I've been MIA for a while, sorry about that. Here's what I have been up to since my last post!

Handspun FO, Mom's Christmas gift!

All Spun Up Merino, N-plied, that promptly went on the loom! (no pic of the finished scarf yet)

All Spun Up SW Merino/Alpaca, Corespun, from Kristin's Spin-a-Long on Ravelry! Currently knitting this into a triangle shawl!

I blended batt of my own consisting of Brown Sheep Superwash, Tencel, and Angelina became this skein, Corespun. Set to be a scarf to match my purse!

I guess that's it for right now. I have a couple more that haven't been photographed so I guess they will have to wait until next week. Happy Fiber Friday everyone!!!


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« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2009 07:03:39 AM »

jazzturtle... ohhh, swoon!

I love fiber friday, it my favourite day of the week!!

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« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2009 07:03:57 AM »

I am so envious of all of you!  I love all of the yarns you produce and I always stalk the Fiber Friday threads.  So pretty!  Someday I'll learn to spin (I have a spinning kit but haven't had the nerve to try yet). 

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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2009 07:04:42 AM »


The red/orange/yellow skein in my first post was Sheep Shed - same dyes as you.  The red crocks and you're left with a deep orange with yellow

pmpknpunk  "N" plyed???  ummm, chained plyed??


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« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2009 07:17:35 AM »

mullerslanefarm--Thanks for the heads up!  Maybe it won't be so bad after all, and I'll figure out something to do with it Smiley

Also, somehow the wrong picture got added under the doghair yarn.  Fixing that now...

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« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2009 07:51:26 AM »

Great stuff, everyone! I especially like jazzturtle's squiggly yarn and pmpknpunk's navajo ply!

Here's a couple of mine from this week, all made from swap fibers:

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« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2009 07:58:37 AM »

mullerslanefarm - Navajo Plied

« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2009 08:00:54 AM »

Natasha, those are fantastic!! I especially like the one in the middle.

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