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Topic: Fibre Friday - 6th March 2009 - First of Spring!  (Read 4290 times)
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« on: March 06, 2009 06:12:12 AM »

Wow, is it really March already?! The sun is streaming in my front window here. It's fantastic.

In honour of that - this is Spring Has Sprung. It's 50% merino, 25% soya and 25% bamboo. Sooooooo squishy!

This next one is very unusual for me - a single ply of falkland. It's really squishy, and I've managed to do the low-twist thing, so it'll felt really well.

And Finally, this is Duck Egg. It's merino and wensleydale with a little bit of sparkle, spun from a really delicious batt I got from Vampy on etsy.

So...what have you all been up to?

« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2009 06:46:55 AM »

Here's my yarn for the week:

This one is called "A Phoenix Reborn".  It's really bulky, and it's got locks and coils and glitz.  Quite a fun yarn Smiley

This is a single.  It doesn't have a name, because I immediately chopped it into 5-yard pieces and am in the middle of knitting a scarf out of it.

I also spun the red single that was plied with the first yarn, but it's not very exciting.

My spring break is next week, so hopefully I'll be extra productive!  Grin

kathleenalice, your yarns look really squishy Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2009 07:39:36 AM »

 Smiley ...........Oooooooooooh!  I adore all these so far!  But I gotta say knkurz..........your unnamed looks delicious............like gummi worms...........LOL

Here's what I've been up to......

(sorry in advance for posting some of these before..........it's the newbie in me......... Grin )

Raspberries and Roses:

Corridale..........hand painted in the mic;  63 yards

Grape Fizz:

Same as above; 51 yards

Hippie Haze:

My absolute FAVE so far.... Wink------same as above; 80 yards........YAY!

I can't wait to see more of everyone else's............... Tongue

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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2009 08:19:13 AM »

Happy Friday!!! I didn't go much spinning this week because I've been getting batts ready for an event tomorrow at an LYS but I didn't post last week so I do have some to share!

No Name because I'm keeping it! Fiber dyed by Kristin of AllSpunUp, approx 200 yards Navajo plied. Two pics because I love it!

All that Glitters... Batts by various Artists, Plied with alpaca, lots of coils! No yardage yet.

...Is Gold! Batts by various Artists, Supercoils!!! No yardage yet.

SW BFL, Dyed by Flawful Fibers, 1 skein N-ply 1skein corespun No Yardage yet.

Have a nice weekend!!!

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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2009 08:32:47 AM »

Mmmm, yummy yarns so far guys! Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2009 09:00:59 AM »

pmpknpunk; i love All That Glitters. and your navajo plied yarn is soooo even, it looks store-bought to me! what kind of fiber is it?

I have LOTS of pictures to share this week.

Moon jelly:


Dreamsicle (core-spun):


all made from my own batts...I made some more batts too, here is my favorite called  Peaches and Plums:

sorry about the yarn porn overload!
Happy Friday!


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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2009 10:09:25 AM »

Thanks Noodle Princess! It's Merino/Silk. I love your Downtown and of course the corespun Dreamsicle! Was downtown patchwork or from a batt? (I love before and afters so if you have a before post that too!) I always enjoy your yarn pron!!!

« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2009 11:23:45 AM »

Love all of your yarns.. i spun this yarns just in the time for Spring ....

Summer Orange Twist Yarns
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2009 12:09:53 PM »

FairyAngel - I love those fluffy orange bits mixed in with all of that blue!
Love Moon Jelly! I think Grape Fizz has such beautiful colors! That's such a great variation in A Phoenix Reborn and Spring Has Sprung looks almost too squishy!  Grin

Since I'm such a noob too to spinning, I just wanted to show off this one again - since it's not on my wheel any more...

And here is my very first super coil! I made it by accident and now want to try making more, on purpose!

Ta da! I still have much of the black and white left so I'm thinking of trying my hand at some kool-aid dying soon... Happy Fiber Friday everyone!
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2009 12:50:47 PM »

Oooo, I love Moon Jelly! Such a fabulous name, hehe.

Here is my meager offering for this week, I had nothing else to spin except the hand-dyed stuff that came with my kit and I was itching to spin so I went for it...

Blueberries and Honey. 1oz, approx. 51 yards, Navajo plied! When I spun my first skein I was horrible at drafting...I tried pre-drafting, then park-and-draft, and it still ended up horribly thick-and-thin (which is to be expected of course). However, this is my second attempt and I have figured out where I was going wrong with the drafting, so now I can draft and spin at the same time without parking, EXCEPT now I can't help but spin it extremely thin, like thread basically! Haha oh well. It was way way way too thin so I Navajo plied it. I think it turned out pretty well for my first attempt at plying!


I bought 1/2 pound Falkland while I was at an out-of-town shop (though I may end up going to this town for college so hopefully it will become my LYS!) so hopefully I'll have some dyed-and-spun to share next week. :]

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