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Topic: Fiber Friday, 3/13/2009 Friday the 13th!!  (Read 5649 times)
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« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2009 07:22:18 PM »

I'm running late this week, but I may share some stuff tomorrow Smiley  Gotta stop spinning and take pictures Wink
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« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2009 02:56:32 AM »

I'm always late Smiley Gorgeous yarns, everybody, and Jane Doe: love the colours and the contrast of the flower with the blues/greens in your Spring rain!

I've been trying to post my latest for about a month (!), but something always comes up...

Here goes:


From the left:
White 2-ply Finnsheep, 31g / ca. 190m, laceweight. I actually posted this once before, but because it was seriously overplied, I re-un-plied it with a spindle (took ages) and it's now balanced. Whew.

Brown 2-ply Finnsheep, woolen longdraw on a spinning wheel, 41g / 97m, 12-13 wpi. Thick and thin and partly overplied, since this was my first try, but not bad - more of this one below.

Green 3-ply Finnsheep, 7g / ca. 26m. First 3-ply, about fingering weight?

Red Navajo-plied Finnsheep, a test mini-skein on a spindle. My dad actually spun a bit of the single just so he could "see how it works" Cheesy

And here's the very latest:


2-ply laceweight merino spun and plied on a spindle, 19 g / 171 m. The most lusciously soft thing ever! I learned while plying this that Andean plying for grabby frog-hair thin singles is *not* a good idea when you have serious yardage. Or if you're determined to risk the tangling, at least make the bracelet big enough to actually fit over your wrist. Just saying.

Somebody asked if we were doing anything with the handspun - well, since I had to rip out the top decreases last night I don't have the finished hat, but here's the swatch I made to find out which needles to use:


It's the brown wool from the top picture. Very squooshy, and also proof that even though your yarn is not perfect, it's still usable!
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« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2009 08:07:21 AM »

I'm so jealous looking at your first yarns - your imperfections are way less imperfect than my imperfections [grin] I'm still working on learning - and today I got some gorgeous roving in a swap, so there's a load more to practice with!
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« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2009 08:30:10 AM »

Beautiful yarns this week!
Spring Ocean is beautiful, I could definitely imagine that one on display in a glass bowl!
Love me do... looks yummy, I love the blend of colors
Gypsy Princess is beautiful

Not a scary Friday the 13th!
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« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2009 08:31:45 AM »

There are SO many beautiful yarns this week!! Smiley   Here are mine:

1. 100% camel yarn.  This was so much fun to spin, and turned out so beautiful, spun thin.  It is its natural color.



2. This is some yarn that I overspun to look "romantic" - sortof curly and unpredictable, yet soft.



This is what it looks like dyed and rolled up in a ball:



3. Here are some other things I've been spinning lately:



And one of them dyed up using clothing dye (love how it gives a pastel color!)



I have some gorgeous pink that I dyed as well, but I don't have a picture at the moment.

Love seeing everyone's yarns!
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« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2009 09:36:19 AM »

This week I have spun up two balls of pink fingering weight. Totaling 153 yds.
I have half of the carding left to spin.

Here is one skein of the pink - 76.5 yds, the other is still drying


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« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2009 11:27:44 AM »

Wow pmpknpunk, your batts are stunning!  Jazzturtle, beautiful yarns as usual.  Noodle Princess, I really love how you take a neutral color and add in bright splashes, like Mermaids for example. I also like knkurz's Swallowtail and nesse's ugly batt yarns and and and...

I seem to only have time for one or two skeins every couple weeks.  Although I did dye up a bunch of merino and mill ends last weekend.  Anyway, here's the latest yarn:




About 55 yards, 4.5 oz.  Made this for a friend, just grabbed a bunch of scraps of roving (mill ends, mystery pink, red, and green wool, tencel, firestar, a dash of angelina) and spun them up as fast as I could, then plied the single with pink and green nylon thread.  Ended up super bulky and fluffy.
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« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2009 01:15:04 PM »

LOVE everyone's yarns this week!

I dyed up about 4oz of roving last week and have been spinning it whenever I get the chance, but I've only been able to do it in little bits here and there, so it's taking FOREVER! Plus 4oz on a spindle is a lot, lol. v_v I'm hoping it will be ready to share next week!
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« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2009 03:42:22 PM »

I spun up some superwash this week Smiley

Here is a couple of ounces of hand dyed superwash that I bought on ebay:






And some red superwash special dyed from the Sheep Shed Studio.  It's for a shawl so one skein has beads, the other doesn't.


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« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2009 04:24:57 PM »

oh laura i love them.
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